Bats are perhaps one of the most beneficial species to humans. Without bats there would be many more flying insects, as they eat about half their weight in insects every night. That’s a lot of insects. They are nature’s pest control at work.
Mosquitos are just one of these insects and, as you probably know, they spread disease. West Nile Virus, a virus that was unheard of in the U.S. just over a decade ago, is the big concern nowadays. Without bats, there would be a greater need for chemicals to control them.
For this reason alone, bats are important. This is one reason that it is so important to make sure that when bats are needing to be removed from an attic or other location that it is done in a humane manner that causes the bat no harm. A All Animal Control uses the exclusion and seal-up method of Bat Removal so that all of the bats are able to leave without being harmed or disturbed in any way. Sealing up the entry points that the bats used ensures that no more bats can get in.
Vaccuuming bats is inhumane and killing them is illegal. Sealing up the bats without removal will just cause them to find another exit and that exit often leads to the living spaces in your home putting you and your family at risk of being bitten.
This is very serious. Although less than 1% of bats have rabies, more human cases of rabies are traced to bats than any other animal. This is why it is standard procedure to give rabies shots whenever a person was bitten and usually if it is only a possibility too.
Bats are having a hard time right now, as populations have been decimated by White Nose Syndrome, and we need to help as many as possible to survive by ensuring that problem bats are allowed to leave and not be killed.
Contact one of our 39 A All Animal Control locations today. We’ll take care of your bat infestation in the most gentle and humane manner possible.