What you need to know about Bat Infestations

If your house has a bat infestation, then you need to get that problem fixed right quick! Bats aren't just scary to look at, they can potentially be dangerous to the health of your entire family. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about how to get rid of a bat infestation from AAAC Wildlife Removal, the bat removal experts.

How to deal with a bat infestation in Phoenix
How to deal with a bat infestation in Phoenix

Are Bats Dangerous to your health?

There is no denying that bats transmit several viruses and bacteria. The health risks associated with a bat infestation include:

  • Bat bites
  • Rabies
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Yersiniosis
  • SARs Coronavirus

Families with small children should especially be cautious if they have bat infestation in any part of their house.

How to resolve a Bat infestation?

If you’ve got bats in your home, or maybe even bats in your chimney, here are the best ways you can treat bat infestation:

Exclude the bats

It’s very difficult to catch bats using traps. The best solution is almost always to use bat exclusion. Your bats will likely leave at night to hunt for bugs and other prey, so why bother with the hassle of trying to trap them in your attic?

A one way door will let your bats out at night to hunt, but then stop them from being able to get back in

Seal up the house

Sealing up the home after you’ve excluded your bats is an important step. Why go through the hassle of removing your bats if you don’t plan on stopping them from getting back in.

It is vital to understand exactly where the bat entry points are and stop them from getting back in by sealing them up.

Bat Repellent

There are several bat repellents that you can find online. These generally come in the shape of teabags and emit an odor that bats cannot stand. Bat repellents are cheap and certainly worth a try. You can toss some of these repellents in the bats’ nesting area and wait for a few days to work. The chances of success for this method are up for debate.

Call AAAC Wildlife Removal

If you have a large bat infestation, it is better to seek professional help. Even a small infestation can quickly become a larger one if left unchecked. Get a the pros at AAAC Wildlife Removal to exclude your bats and seal the house right the first time!

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We are passionate about helping our friends, neighbors, and customers manage their wildlife issues, and keep their homes safe and secure. If you’re struggling with an uninvited guest in your house or yard, give us a call!

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