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Frequently Asked Questions About Bats

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What are bats?

Bats are small flying mammals known for their nocturnal activities and their benefits on local ecosystems, as they eat pest insects and keep populations of insects under control. Most bats will have brown, gray, or black fur, short snouts, larger ears, and a powerful pair of wings.

Though some individuals may find bats cute, infestations of these pests around your property are dangerous and can lead to health and safety issues if you don't implement proper pest control for bats.

Are bats dangerous?

Even though bats are unlikely to attack a human directly, they are still fairly dangerous to host around your property. Bats are carriers of serious illnesses such as rabies and histoplasmosis, and you can contract these diseases through contact with bats or their droppings. Bat droppings, commonly known as guano, may also trigger allergy and breathing issues, making it essential to take care of a bat infestation before they have the chance to contaminate your property.

Utilizing bat control products alone is unlikely to safely and effectively remove an entire bat infestation from your property, which is why we recommend professional bat pest control if you spot these critters invading.

Why do I have a bat problem?

Bats gravitate to properties with plenty of insect prey for feeding and dark, secluded spaces to shelter in and hide out during the day. In most cases, bats entering attic spaces or the wall voids on your structure is accidental, but once they figure out these spaces are safe to live in, they will return over and over. Lots of bats flying around your property and unpleasant odors inside may indicate a bat infestation.

Where will I find bats?

Outdoors, bats are usually spotted flying around and looking for insects to eat. They rest during the day in caves, trees, rock crevices, and other dark, quiet areas. If they invade your property, bats will most likely be in dark, elevated spaces around roofs, attics, and inside insulation or walls.

How do I get rid of bats?

It's dangerous to try to get rid of bats yourself, which is why you should contact D&K Pest Control at the first sign of these animals on your property. Our team will help you effectively treat bat infestations so you can reclaim your interior and exterior areas from the dangers that a bat infestation brings.

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How can I prevent bats in the future?

Prevent bat problems in the future by following our expert tips below to make your property less hospitable to these wildlife pests.

  • Evaluate your property for bat entry points and seal up cracks and holes in roof tiles where possible. 
  • Place mesh screens over vented areas around attics to help keep bats from entering these spaces.
  • Eliminate pest prey infestations that might attract bats to your property with the help of D&K Pest Control.
  • Make sure chimneys are not providing access for bats to invade your property by placing mesh screens and exclusion devices when possible.

Bat control is a difficult process, and it's often impossible to defeat an infestation of bats on your own. Reach out to D&K Pest Control if you suspect these critters have invaded your property and benefit from our reliable pest control services.

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