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Bat Info: The USA has an abundance of bats: 42 species in all, though some are rare. Bats are not flying mice, or rodents. They are more closely related to shrews or primates. Though bats often get a bad reputation, they are not aggressive, and are often very beneficial in eliminating insects. Bats are not blind. They can see just fine, but they also use echolocation as a means of navigating complex flight and finding insects on the wing. A bat's wings are essentially the same as our arms and hands, thus the scientific name Chiroptera or handwing. The bones of the hand and finger are elongated and serve to support and move the wing. The hind limbs of bats are modified for landing and hanging upside-down.
Bats become a nuisance when they roost in large numbers in human dwellings and bats love attics. The rapid and smelly accumulation of guano (droppings) is unpleasant, and serves as a fertile breeding ground for a fungal disease called histoplasmosis which is transferable to humans who breathe in the fungal spores. Bats are also known to carry rabies, a viral disease that causes progressive paralysis and death in mammals, including humans. Many people don't like the droppings littering the ground, or the noise the bats make, or the odor they emit, and many people are simply uncomfortable around bats.
People are most likely to encounter nuisance bats when a roosting colony takes up residence in a building. Attics often make excellent habitat, as do barns. Bats need only a half inch or less of space to crawl through in order to enter a building. Once inside, if the habitat is good, the colony grows until the homeowner notices the bats flying out of the building, notices the droppings in the attic, chimney, outside, or even basement (when the droppings fall down the walls). Sometimes a bat will get lost and find its way out of the attic and into the living area. Occasionally a transient bay may also fly into a house. Bats commonly inhabit large buildings such as apartment buildings.
Getting rid of bats requires experience. I have
worked on dozens of bat problems in many complex structures. I once excluded a colony estimated at approximately 3000 members! My bat removal
system ensures that the colony will no longer use your home as a roosting area, and that no bats can
get back in. I care for the welfare of these beneficial creatures, as do many environmental agencies, so
I do not aim to kill any bats. I merely exclude them from the premises and make sure they can't get back in.
I also thoroughly clean the biohazardous droppings that they leave behind. Experience counts when working
on bat jobs, and it takes a skilled eye to get the job done right the first time.
Many people don't know where to turn when seeking bat control. The removal of bats is not the kind of thing that you'd hire a pest control company to take care of. You don't want bat extermination, that is not legal or ethical, and not the right way to get the job done. There is no such thing as a bat poison or fumigation system that will get rid of them - any attempt to use such means will only make the problem worse, by killing some of the bats and causing odor issues, or driving some of them into the house. No reputable bat removal company in Florida or anywhere in the country would ever kill bats as part of the process. Bats are valuable animals. They do cause problems when they roost in buildings, but they should not be treated like vermin. In fact, many bat species, and all colonies are protected by law. Unfortunately, they are difficult to keep away and bat prevention is not really a viable option. There are no effective bat repellents available. Furthermore, a quality company that does the job right does not actually trap the bat, but excludes the bats safely. Many of the jobs are extremely challenging, involving very difficult to reach areas and difficult architectures such as bats in tile roofs AAAnimal Control provides this unique and specialty service throughout the state of Florida, or click here if you need Tampa Bat Control or here if you need Orlando bat control. I can also capture and remove a transient bat flying around in your house.
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This was hundreds of bats in a barrel tile roof.
I also cleaned up the bat guano afterward.
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