Bat Removal Saves Lives

Bats are an essential part of our ecosystem. Not only do they help to control populations of flying insects like mosquitoes, but they are also vital pollinators. The work that they do throughout our environment is definitely important, but when they get into your home, they can cause some serious trouble. Today we’re going to dive into why bats pose a serious threat to your home.

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Bats Carry Serious Diseases

One of the most serious problems that can come out of having bats in your home is contracting the rabies virus. Rabies, also known as hydrophobia, is a virus that comes through the bite of an infected animal. One of the most common ways of contracting the virus is from bats. Bites from Little Brown Bats, one of the most common types in Maryland, can often go unnoticed. Little Brown Bats have very small, needle-like teeth that can puncture the skin without leaving much of a mark.

If there’s a bat in your home and you’ve been bitten, you might not even know. That’s why if you think that you may have bats in your house, you need to call an animal removal specialist right away. Time is of the essence and the sooner we can get the bat into a center for testing, the faster you can be vaccinated, and the more likely you are to come out unscathed.

Bat Guano Can Also Cause Serious Problems

When bats get together, the produce a lot of guano. This guano can create problems in two ways. The first is that is can lead to a serious disease known as Histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is caused by inhaling the fungal spores left behind by bat guano, chicken dung, or any other type of bird droppings. Though most cases aren’t serious enough to cause a fatality, they can still lead to a variety of dangerous symptoms. The second problem caused by bat guano is its build-up. When large quantities of bat guano are left to collect, they can lead to structural damages and other associated issues.

Not to mention the fact that all of this will inevitably lead to terrible smells that may linger long after the bats are gone. It’s best to deal with bat-related issues swiftly to avoid long-term damage to your health and home.

Call on Bay Area Wildlife for Help with Bats

Whether you’ve only seen one or you’re sleeping under a bat nest, we can help you with expert bat removal services throughout Maryland and parts of Coastal Delaware. Bats are a wonderful part of our environment, but our homes shouldn’t be a part of that. We offer 24/7 emergency animal removal services, so contact us today for more information on how we can help.