Many people go years without seeing a bat with their own eyes, and this isn’t because they’re uncommon, but rather because they’re elusive and tend to stay hidden from sight. Their nocturnal nature means they’re most active at night which makes it easy for them to gain access to your home without you knowing.
Why Are Bats Dangerous?
Bats play an integral role in the health of our local ecosystem, but they have no place in your home or anybody’s home for that matter. One of the biggest problems with having bats in your home is the accumulation of waste, known as guano. In addition to the foul smell that guano will fill your home with, it is a breeding ground for a number of dangerous diseases which can easily be spread through your home and to your family.
Bats typically will not attack humans directly, but they can be aggressive if they feel threatened. What’s more, bats are protected from harm or forceful removal in Florida, meaning they have to be safely excluded from your home – a job best left to a professional.
Let Critter Control® Help
Bats often seek the shelter of a home when they are pregnant and will use your attic as a place to birth and raise their young. It is illegal to remove bats while they have immature pups with them, but we can sit down with you to create a plan to exclude them from your home safely when the time comes. If bats have taken up residence in your home, call us today at 407-295-7194 to schedule your home consultation.