Are bats becoming a bother around your property or business? Have you recently discovered a bat infestation in your house? Do you suspect that you have bats in the attic at this very moment? If so, you are likely filled with all sorts of questions and concerns. But before you contact a wildlife control specialist, continue reading to review the answers to some of the most common questions people have about bat removal and control. This can help you understand what to expect, and help you make the best decisions regarding your property’s wildlife protection needs.
FAQS About Nuisance Bats and Bat Removal
Are Bats Blind?
Microchiroptera, or microbats, use echolocation to help hunt their prey and navigate around in the dark; however, they are not blind. In fact, microbats can see quite well (and hear quite well), but they use their Echolocating abilities to navigate their course, as well as dart and dash for prey at a more precise rate. Megabats, or fruit bats, do not have Echo-locating abilities. They have big eyes and great vision, so they have no need for echolocation.
Will a Bat Attack Me or My Pet?
Due to movies and television, many people fear that bats will attack or bite them. The truth is, they CAN if they want to, but most often, they WON’T. Bats are more afraid of us than we are of them, and it is very unlikely for bats to attack a person or other animal. However, there are exceptions. Bats that are ill, injured, mothering, and/or aggravated, may defend themselves upon provocation by biting or scratching. If you have a bat in the house, simply leave it alone to avoid any trouble. If you give it space and let the professionals take it from there, you should not be at risk of a bat bite or attack.
Can I Trap a Bat?
Most states forbid anyone from harming, trapping, or killing bats without the proper permits. Bats are a vital part of our Eco-system; they should never be exterminated unless they are infected with a fatal or infectious disease, or injured beyond the point of rehabilitation. Only licensed wildlife rescue organizations have the resources and permissions to put a sick or injured bat down. Never attempt to touch, trap, harm, or kill bats. Not only is it likely illegal in your state, but it is also highly unethical and inhumane.
What Do I Do if I Find a Bat in the House?
If you discover a lone bat in your house, your first step should be to isolate it from the rest of the family and your pets. This means closing off the room it is in, but leaving open a window for an exit point. For example, if you find a bat in your bathroom, shut the bathroom door so that it cannot move to other areas of the home, but leave the bathroom window open so the bat can let itself out. Wait 12 hours for the bat to leave. If it is still there, contact a licensed bat removal and control company. If you discover a bat colony living in your home, or suspect that you might have bats in the attic, contact a licensed bat removal and control company for professional inspection and service.
How Do I Get Rid of Bats in the Attic?
If you have bats in the attic, you need emergency bat removal service. A state-licensed Virginia bat removal professional will implement proven methodologies and innovative technologies to extract bats and prevent their return. Once you are finished with bat removal and control service, it is important for you to maintain the safety and security of your home or business by keeping it sealed up and protected against animal intrusions. An annual bat control inspection will ensure this for you.
Do you have a nuisance bat problem around your house or building? Contact Virginia Bat Pros at 804-729-9097 for prompt and professional bat removal and control you can afford. We serve residential and commercial clients.
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