Bats are a dangerous infestation to control. The truth is that they can cause many problems like pests, but homeowners should be troubled by the health implications more that property damage. They are classified as pest species, due to their habits of living within houses. More specifically, these pests can carry with them rabies, without showing any sign. Moreover, their dirty droppings create the right environment for the growth of a particular fungus (Histoplasma capsulatum), which can cause many health problems to humans, like lung diseases. That’s why should control bats.
Dealing With Bats
There are several ways that homeowners can detect bats in their houses. For example, these pests can cause certain noises while in the houses from their daily activities. Moreover, as bats get in and get out through openings in the house, they leave the oils from their fur, and this is how also they can be spotted.
People can also detect them from their droppings, which are usually segmented. Fortunately, homeowners can eliminate them, and they can do so by using different methods. For instance, they can trap them, one-way holes, use chemicals or other special pest control liquids.
One of the best ways to control the bats fast, you should locate their entry points. With professionals, you will identify their ‘hidden’ entries in the house. In fact, they can be spotted from their dirty stains and droppings. Even though these holes or entries can be pretty small, homeowners have to know that even big bats can squeeze through these holes. After they find the holes, they need to seal them of, by using caulk and just leave open only one hole for them, to be able to use it and exit.
Besides, people can also use plugging, but they have to do it during the night, while the bats are out of the house. Another removal method is by installing a check valve, which is one and only door, that will allow them to leave, without having the chance of coming back. When bats get into a house, homeowners do not necessarily need to rush and use some toxic product on them.
In many cases, bats can go out of the home through an open door or a window. However, if they need to trap a bat, it’s better to use a bowl or a small box, to cover the bat. For instance, by sliding a paper over the bowl, they can trap it and then release it out of the house.