Bat Removal and Exclusion
Bat infestations can be disastrous for your home and can even put the health and wellbeing of your family at risk. While bats do not typically cause structural damage to homes, their droppings and urine can cause moisture damage to wood and also stain house siding. Droppings can also damage insulation and drywall.
A large accumulation of bat droppings can cause an odor like ammonia, and piles of bat guano can become a breeding site for a type of fungus with spores that cause histoplasmosis, an illness that attacks the lungs and causes symptoms like fever, chills, and a dry cough. Basically, if you have bats in your home, you’ll want them removed by professionals. That’s where McCoy Wildlife Control can help!
Signs of a Bat in Your Home
There are a few signs you can look for if you suspect a bat problem in your home. First, listen for the sound of scratching at night, check your siding for stains, and make note of any scents that smell like ammonia.
While bats do not chew or claw their way into a structure, they will take advantage of structural openings, so check you home for such opportunities. Bats will typically seek out warm, protected places to rest during the day, hibernate in the winter, and raise their young in the spring and summer. This can mean that bats will hide in the attic, behind walls, or even between the shutters and the exterior of your home.
In Indiana and southern Michigan, bats are typically medium-sized, dull gray or brown with black wings. There have been reports that in the past 25 years, the population of bats has decreased by 50%, and because of this, this bat has been classified as an endangered species by the United States government.
Due to these concerns and the complexities that arise from the process of removing bats from the home, the best advice is to seek out help from professionals, such as the highly trained experts at McCoy Wildlife. Because bats are an important part of our ecosystem, we make every effort to inform our customers about how these bats can be humanely removed. We can provide solutions that will work by removing the bats and preventing them from being able to return through our exclusion services. If you suspect there are bats in your residence, avoid handling any bats or bat guano, and instead call a bat removal specialist.
Don’t delay! McCoy Wildlife can help you with bat removal and exclusion to keep your home and your family safe. You can reach us at 219-362-7444 (Northwest Indiana/Southwest Michigan customers) and 574-465-7444 (North Central Indiana customers).