No one enjoys the thought of these little creatures living in our attics, however since bats can be found in most inhabited places all over the world, we have to expect that we will encounter them at some point, even in our area. With that in mind, what are some of the ways we can identify if we have bats in our homes?
- Bat feces (guano) can look like rodent feces but the difference is that guano is often shiny and speckled in appearance (due to the bat’s diet of insects), it can also be crushed into smaller pieces, which does not happen with rodent droppings.
- Look out for urine stains on windows which are milky white in appearance, also keep your eye out for stains around cracks, entry holes and crevices
- Listen out for squeaking and scratching noises in your walls and attics especially around the dusk and dawn hours.
- Check for unpleasant smells and stains generated from the bat’s feces
What are some of the dangers of a bat infestation?
Bats pose a huge health risk to humans. They can carry rabies which can be fatal. Bat feces is also dangerous to humans as it can cause a respiratory disease called Histoplasma capsulatum.
Please contact us for more details and instructions on where to locate entry points for bats, as they can squeeze through very small holes.