How to Know If You Have a Bat Problem and What to Do about It
Bats don’t always come to mind when you think about common pest problems that homeowners face. They are great out in the wild, where they eat mosquitos and other pesky insects, but you definitely don’t want them to make a home anywhere on your property. Good Life Pest Solutions has the expertise to eliminate bats and other pests from your home. Read on to learn how to know if you have a bat problem, why bats are such a problem in the first place, and what we can do about it.|
Signs of a Bat Infestation
Bats often make their homes in man-made structures such as attics, chimneys, and barns, or along the structure’s roofline, coping, or under its roof tiles. If you smell the scent of ammonia or other unexplained odors, hear strange noises or squeaking sounds, or frequently see bat droppings, then you might have a bat infestation. And of course, if you see any bats in the outdoor structures on your property, this means they could have already or are about to colonize your home.
Why Bats Are a Dangerous Pest
If you suspect that you may have a bat infestation, you will want to take care of it quickly as they can pose a health and safety risk. Droppings and urine from bats can corrode the structure of your home or business, and in large numbers, can even result in a complete roof collapse. Bat droppings can also harbor fungal spores that can lead to a lung disease known as histoplasmosis. Finally, bats can bite, and therefore, potentially expose and transmit rabies.
What We Can Do to Help
At Good Life Pest Solutions, we will use a comprehensive approach to remove bats from your home or business. We follow three steps to remove them from your property as well as prevent them from re-entering:
1. Clean and sanitize the area against bacteria that is present in bat urine and feces.
2. Employ one-way exit installations that safely allow these pests to exit your structure without the ability to re-enter.
3. Perform exclusion repairs by sealing any possible entry points with approved materials that are guaranteed to last at least two years.
Request an Evaluation for Bat Deterrent Solutions
Good Life Pest Solutions can help eliminate your bat problem once and for all. Contact us at (800) 732-BUGS to request a free evaluation. Along with the Sacramento area, we serve the surrounding counties including Placer County, El Dorado County, and Yolo County, as well as the surrounding cities including Roseville, Lincoln, El Dorado Hills, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Folsom, Auburn, Rocklin, and West Sacramento.