Bats are supposed to live in caves. Why then are you hearing noises in your attic? If your northern Virginia home has been infested with bats it’s important that you get them out as soon as possible. They carry diseases that pose a risk to you and your family.
Determine bats have invaded your home
Before you have decided that bats have invaded your home, make sure they actually have. One random bat flying though your home is not as serious as having one live in it. Bats can often be seen in the early evening trying to find a comfortable place to hang.
By simply following a bat that you’ve located in your home, you may be able to determine whether they were just passing through, or whether they have taken up residence.
Figure out how bats got into your home
Bats that are living in your home do so because it is comfortable to them. Just like humans they want a warm and dry place to live. When it is difficult or impossible for a bat to get into your home they will find another place to live. That is why it is so important to figure out how they are getting into your home. It can be as simple as a small hole in the attic or roof. They could also be entering through a small space that leads to the attic.
Cellars are also a popular place for bats to congregate. Many times, by following one bat, you are able to find many more hiding. Bats are rodents and they like to congregate.
When to contact a wildlife control expert
Bats can carry rabies. That is why it is not a good idea to have them living in your home. If you have bats, you need to work quickly to encourage them to leave. Otherwise, they will become even more comfortable and plentiful.
Bats can be removed without the use of a wildlife control expert, but extreme care must be taken. These rodents bite, and their bite can be lethal if they are infected. It is important then when capturing a bat to cover them until they are outside to keep them from biting you.
If the thought of moving a bat is frightening to you, a wildlife control expert can remove the animal and help clear the invasion. One call is all you need to get the process started.