Bats play a vital role in natural pest control by eating many pesky insects, such as mosquitoes. However, the animals sometimes invade human spaces to live or overwinter within building walls. Bats favor openings such as vents, house eaves, and chimneys. Ultimately, any hole just wide enough for the creatures to slip through leaves homes at risk.
Signs of Bats in the Walls
Positively identifying what kind of animal is living within the walls is important to begin removal. Bats make high-pitched squeaks, which are employed to find insects and heard mostly during the night. Various scratching and other movements may be heard from walls, as well. If droppings are present, residents should look for dark, greasy scat with visible insect body parts. As finding bat guano within walls can prove difficult, it is wise to check other popular bat hangouts like house eaves and attics.
Dangers & Removal
Home and business owners should remove bats in walls for health reasons as well as for safeguarding property. Any accumulation of animal feces or urine is dangerous to human health. Buildup over time increases the likelihood of contracting various illnesses. For example, a small percentage of bats carry rabies. Receiving a bite from a rabid bat results in costly medical attention and may prove fatal if unnoticed or untreated.
Property can be expensive to repair and replace after bats damage portions of homes with biological waste. Affected individuals should call professional animal control specialists in the event of finding a bat in the walls to ensure the safe handling of the mammals. Trutech has you covered, with expert wildlife removal specialists ready to assist your needs.