While bats can be found in most regions of the United States, New Jersey homeowners often have to be conscious of the threat of these winged creatures taking up residence in their homes. Bats like warm temperatures, especially during the spring and summer to raise their babies. During this time attics are a warm, dry, and dark place for them to claim.
Without adequate bat control, these pests can leave your attic with a rotten smell. They also can carry potentially life-threatening diseases like rabies. In the US, 7 out of 10 cases of rabies come from an encounter with a bat.
Do you think you may have bats in your home? Do you want to protect your family against them?
Read on to find ways to tell if you have bats, and to learn about bat control services that can help you reclaim your home.
The Top 5 Signs That You Have Bats in Your Home
1. Bat Droppings
Guano can be found in piles in the corners of your attic, near entry points, or in your insulation.
2. Urine Stains
Bats urine will stain floors and walls of your attic. A strong ammonia odor will also accompany the presence of urine.
3. Strong Odors
You may not see any visible evidence of bat droppings or urine; however, you may still smell an odor. Any odors that resemble ammonia could mean you have bats.
Additionally, when bats die, they leave behind a strong odor as well.
4. Squeaking or Scratching Noises
Bats are most active at night and can be quite noisy. These noises may seem to resemble birds or even mice.
5. Flying Bats
Many of us may see bats flying around the outside of our home. This does not mean they have moved in. To see if and where bats may have entered, inspect the exterior of your home for cracks and openings. Seal off any openings, both large and small.
If you see a bat inside your home, it can be a red flag that there may be more. But, it is not uncommon for one to get accidentally lost in your home.
Is Bat Control Necessary?
Did you know that some species of bats can live for more than 30 years?
Do you realize that a bat infestation can happen quickly? It is vital to stop a potential bat issue before they start to multiply, or you could end up with a mess as well as a large amount of damage to the area.
While bats are great at hunting down mosquitoes and bugs, a lack of adequate bat control services could spell danger in your home.
Are you not sure what to do? Because several factors must be considered, it is vital to Contact a professional bat removal company.
Bat control with NJ Pest is an environmentally friendly way to stop your infestation in its tracks. We can help you spot the clues that point to the presence of bats, and find ways to prevent them from coming back.
How Can You Schedule Bat Control Services?
Are you ready to get rid of your winged intruders?
Contact us today to set up your bat control service or for more information. We are happy to help with whatever pest control concerns you may have!