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Bats are the kind of creatures that nobody really wants to have around their home. Not only do they pose a serious risk to you, your family, and your pets because of their aggressive behavior, but these are also animals that carry a large number of pathogens and parasites that pose a serious risk to you as well. These diseases and pathogens are often released through the animal's waste posing a risk to you any time you come in contact with it. making it even more dangerous is the fact that when a bat's feces dries, can become airborne, get into your respiratory system and cause a serious health problem for you. Clearly, they are horrible creatures to have around your property.
The problem is that bats also cause problems for you in that they attract a special kind of critter that can pose some serious health concerns for you as well. The most common of these is the bat bug.
If you are unfamiliar with this bug, this is a form of insect parasite that feeds primarily on the blood of bats. These are creatures that are very closely related to the common bedbug, and are often mistaken for this insect, but are significantly different in terms of what they consume.
You may not think very much about these insects, but if bats are present where you live then it is not uncommon to find a bat bug infestation following closely behind. Those who live in the Midwest in the United States can commonly find bat bug infestations around their area. They not only will occur in people's houses but in buildings as well, and are most commonly associated with the harbor bat.
These insects are usually covering a bats skin, and get into a person's home whenever a bat has found a way into the walls of a person's home, their attic, their basement, or even in the main portion of their home. Once the bat gets inside, the bat bug can easily find its way into your carpeting or furniture, or into the insulation or items you have stored in your attic, and the infestation will begin.
If you have a situation where a bat or a group of bats are living in your attic, then you can find a bat bug infestation rapidly manifesting within the attic area itself. These creatures will not only continue to climb all over the bats in an attempt to eat their blood, but will soon find themselves on the floor of your attic as well, as bats will urinate out large portions of blood as well. This can mean that an infestation is coming in close proximity.
As the bugs start to increase in number they will find other areas to live. If they are able to get into the main portion of your home, they can be commonly found in mattresses, on your pets, and on furniture. Once there, they can be quite difficult to try to remove from your house.
For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:How much does bat removal cost?
- get the lowdown on prices.How to get rid of bats
- my main bat removal info guide.Example bat removal photographs
- get do-it-yourself ideas.Bat job blog
- learn from great examples of bat jobs I've done.How to get bats out of your attic
- instructional guide.