Bat removal projects are not easy, and definitely not for amateurs or DIYers. Since bats only come out at night, people usually do not get bothered by them until they start using attics, crawlspaces, or even inside your walls to set up their homes.
Even though bats frequently invade attics, they do not typically chew their way inside your home as other wildlife species do. Instead, bats use existing openings, like holes and cracks to enter. Bats are small, so they can easily get through tiny holes that homeowners don’t even notice. Bats that reside inside your house will most likely move down between the walls in the winter, searching for the perfect warm hibernation spot.
When bats inhabit your property, you will find large quantities of bat guano or droppings in your attic or crawlspaces. Due to the toxins contained in the droppings, prolonged exposure can be very damaging to you and your family’s health. The most frequent problem with the bat droppings is the odor that accompanies it, which is extremely hard to remove. In order to remove the smell, you need to conduct a full guano removal and clean-up. Covenant Wildlife will clean, sanitize, and deodorize your home’s attic from the bat guano where the bat colonies have resided.
It is illegal to kill bats because they are a protected species. Let Covenant Wildlife Removal assist you with bat removal. We are a top-rated local family-owned, full-service wildlife trapping, removal, damage repair, and insulation services company. We can remove a bat infestation before it becomes a massive problem for you and your family. We provide humane and safe bat removal services in Jefferson and Shelby counties. Contact us or call 205-855-8377 to set up an inspection.
Signs of a Bat Infestation
Bats typically are not alone, so if you see a solo bat in your home’s attic, there are most likely more. Here are a few signs that you are dealing with a bat infestation which requires professional assistance:
- Noises such as clicking, popping, and scratching as bats move around mostly at night.
- Large quantities of bat droppings (guano) in your attic or loft.
- A strong toxic smell that is similar to ammonia.
- Bat’s greasy coats leave dark stains around small holes in your home.
- Bats flying from your home at dusk.
Why Are Bats Dangerous?
Odors and Damage
One of the most significant problems of having a bat infestation in your home or property is the strong odor from the bat guano. Depending on how large the bat colony becomes, the smell will get worse.
Another issue is that Bat guano is a carrier of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, which is airborne. If a human inhales the spores of the fungus, they can get an infection of the lungs called histoplasmosis. The disease can be fatal if they’re untreated.
If bitten by a bat, there is a chance of getting rabies, which is also fatal if not treated quickly. It is rare, but it does happen.
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We guarantee everything we do and stand by our work. It is our goal to remove all bats from your attic and to also make sure that your home and business are expertly repaired to prevent bats and other wildlife from finding openings and re-infesting your home again.