Bats are commonly known to take shelter in caves and trees or underneath bridges, overpasses, and gazebos. However, they often also find refuge inside the parking garages or interior spaces of commercial businesses. While their nocturnal habits should not interfere with the daily responsibilities of most office workers, the side effects of a bat infestation can derail office productivity if not quickly remedied.
Here are a few signs that you may have bats working the night shift and some recommended ways to keep them out of your building with professional commercial bat removal services.
5 Signs of a Bat Infestation
You likely have bats in your building if your tenants or employees notice or complain about any of the following:
- A foul odor emanating from the walls or ceiling
- Stains on the carpet or ceiling panels
- An accumulation of waste, or guano, anywhere in the building
- Screeching or fluttering noises
- Bats swarming outside your building at dusk
7 Dangers of a Bat Infestation
Bats penetrate commercial buildings through small openings in the roof or walls. After nesting, they can cause destruction and workplace issues such as:
- Insulation, ceiling, and drywall damage
- Toxic guano corrosion to wooden beams and building structures
- Inventory and machinery spoilage
- Business interruption
- Revenue loss
- Potential lawsuits
- Health risks to tenants and their employees
Bat colonies are breeding grounds for a variety of infectious diseases, which can easily be spread to your building’s occupants.
Bat Removal Protections
There are laws that complicate bat removal in the state of Florida. During maternity season, bats are protected from harm or forceful removal. Instead, they must be safely excluded from your business at appropriate times of the year. Successful exclusion involves installing one-way doors through which bats can exit but not re-enter — a job best left to a professional.
Reliable Commercial Bat Removal
For over thirty years, Critter Control of Orlando has been keeping commercial businesses free of invasive pests. If bats have taken up residence in your business, call us today at 407-295-7194 to schedule a free consultation and let our trained technicians create your personalized and permanent bat exclusion plan.