When are Bats a problem?
Bats become a problem when they enter your home-often through an open door or window, the attic, or by way of your chimney. Besides creeping everyone out, they also leave droppings everywhere. And they are loud. You don’t want a Bat in your house!
How do they get in your house?
They will fly in an open window or door, but they also will find openings in the siding, eaves, flashing, etc, of your home. Even a very small opening could be enough for a Bat to sneak in.
When are Bats active?
They are nocturnal, and usually Bats hibernate in the winter.
Are Bats blind?
No, although many think they are. They do rely on echolocation for navigation.
What is echolocation (bio sonar)?
Echolocation is the location of objects by reflected sound. Bats emit a high pitched noise that will reflect off of objects and the sound waves come back to the Bat, helping the Bat to locate the target. Echolocation would help a Bat to not fly into a tree, for example. And echolocation is used by a Bat to find food.
What diseases are Bats known to carry?
People often only worry about rabies related to Bats, and that is founded. But another disease to be concerned about is histoplasmosis. This disease comes from Bat droppings, that have grown spores, and these spores affect human lungs when we breathe the fungus in. Quick Bat removal is very important, and so is clean up of the Bat droppings.
What do Bats eat?
Bats eat insects. They prefer moths, mosquitos, and beetles.
Are Bats helpful to humans and the ecosystem?
YES! Bats are a hugely beneficial species, which people sometimes forget, because Bats are so darn creepy! But the amount of insects consumed by Bats is extremely beneficial. Bats are just as good at pest control as Sheridan Pest Control! Bats also help pollinate particular plants. We need Bats.
Does exclusion help?
Exclusion is a good idea on any home, helps with a variety of pests, and will help with a Bat problem. Call Sheridan Pest Control (518) 935-7162 for help with exclusion.
Can I ignore Bat in my house?
No. You do not want a Bat inside your home. The threat of disease, the droppings everywhere, the noise, and the unsettling feeling people get when they know a Bat is nearby are all solid reasons for calling a professional quickly to take care of that Bat.
Is there an effective Bat repellent?
No. Repellents do not work. Dont waste your money.
Do Bats like it in my house?
No. Bats want out. There is no food or water for them inside. They are most likely lost and confused.
Could having 1 Bat mean there are others?
Yes. Bats sometimes hang in colonies. Attic inspections, and exclusion are very important.
For anything Bat related, call Sheridan Pest Control (518) 935-7162. We would love to come out and help you! We mean that.