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How do you you remove bats from the attic?

Posted at July 13, 2012 | By : | Categories : Tips,Uncategorized | 0 Comment

 

bats in attic

bats in attic

Before you get to upset about the bats in your house, open your mind to the following facts: bats are the only flying mammal in the world, and bats are very beneficial in that they can eat over 500 flying insects per hour all night long!  Over 40 species of bats live in North America.  The most common bats we exclude from Atlanta residences are Big Brown Bats and Little Brown Bats.  Our experienced wildlife technicians at Critter Control of Atlanta can safely exclude bats from your home or business.  

Bats need a safe place to roost in the daytime and much of their natural habitat is dwindling.  While they do get int occupied dwellings, there is a safe, effective and responsible way to deal with the problem.

LIke other mammals, a very small percentage of bats contract rabies.  Avoiding contact with bats and having your pets properly vaccinated can limit your exposure to the rabies virus.

Histoplasmosis is an airborne fungus disease that can grow in pigeon and bat droppings (guano), but usually guano must have to come into contact with moist soil for this to occur.  Human inhalation is usually due to stirring up dust that contains contaminated fungus spores.  Guano should only be cleaned up by trained personnel with the proper safety equipment.

Exclusion is the number one priority in bat management.  Thorough exclusion of holes larger than 1/4 inch is needed at all potential openings, especially at the top half of the building, and control should be left up to the professionals.  Call Critter Control of Atlanta to set up a Free Inspection with one of our Wildlife Technicians today at (770) 663-6260.  Critter Control of Atlanta has proudly been serving the Metro Atlanta Area for 30 Years.  References available. 15% Senior Discount.  All repair work is guaranteed.

About Valli

Co-Owner & Office Manager of Critter Control of Atlanta for 12 years. Wildlife and Exclusion Specialists. Wildlife Rescue & Stray Dog & Cat Rescue.

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