Bats can come to roost in any accessible, enclosed location where they can get a foothold. If you are hearing squeaky noises and fluttering coming from your fireplace, you probably have bats roosting in your chimney during the daylight hours. Step outside just as it starts to get dark, and you’ll probably see them exiting the open chimney. A All Animal Control of South Charlotte (704) 256-3148 can exclude bats from your chimney and keep them from getting back in.
If you are hearing noises in your chimney, don’t open your fireplace doors. What’s worse than bats in your chimney? Bats in your house. Bats are known to carry rabies. Only a small percentage of the entire bat population carries rabies, but you can never know which is a carrier and which is not.Bats will also cause droppings (guano) to accumulate underneath their roosting site. Accumulated guano sitting in your fireplace or on top of your firebox can attract insects, such as roaches.
To avoid any adverse health effects from bats or simply to avoid a mess in the chimney, contact A All Animal Control of South Charlotte (704) 256-3148. Our Wildlife Professionals can exclude the bats, make repairs to keep them out, and clean the affected areas. Don’t risk sealing bats inside your chimney by capping it yourself, ask a professional to handle the task.