Sure, bats fluttering in the evening sky is quite a sight to see as they snack on the insects we find so annoying. However, under no circumstances would you ever want a bat (or several bats) making your home their own. All bats need is an inch wide space to enter and exit your property. Although they aren’t making the holes themselves, they do seize the opportunity if given the chance.
So if bats aren’t causing damage to my property and eating bothersome insects, why is it a problem if they decide my residence is the place to be? Well, there’s quite a few reasons why you don’t want them around:
· Disease Carriers – Just like any other animal, bats can carry rabies. Sure, bats rarely bite us humans, but they are capable of frightening us enough to stay far away from them. In addition to this, their feces carries spores that can contain Histoplasmosis. This disease can effect individuals who are young, old, and people who suffer with immunity disorders.
· Bat Mites – Although these are usually mistaken for bed bugs, they have no problem using humans as hosts. Even when people call in an exterminator to stop the problem, the issue persists because the bats are present in the home.
· Home Damage – Although bats do not chew on property, it’s their urine and feces that accumulates over time and destroys your property. Whether soaking in floors, ceilings, or insulation, the long term damage can cost you a fortune.
Considering the information above, bats can very detrimental to your property and your health. Thankfully, the Downey Animal Shelter is here to take care of your pest, rodent, and animal issues.