Bats in Houston house attic

How to Get Rid of Bats in My Houston House

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The increase of calls for the removal of bats is an indication of the growing problem in the Houston area. Common complaints are bats in chimneys, bats in barns or attics, a loose bat stuck in a home, a swarm of bats near a home or building, and odor due to bat feces and urine. The removal of bats is important for your health and safety. To most people, bats are not creatures they want to be around, whether it is because of the way they look or the nasty and harmful diseases they carry, such as rabies, coronavirus, and Ebola. A small number of bats are carriers of rabies. All bats carry nasty germs, viruses, and bacteria that have the potential to be fatal. Bat droppings can cause a fungal infection called histoplasmosis, which is an infection of the lungs due to the fungus that grows on droppings. These winged critters are very important to remove quickly, as being around them for even a little bit of time can be highly harmful to one’s health. Bat removal Houston is very important and should be done with the utmost expediency. 

 

While it is not a good idea to have bats living near humans, they are highly beneficial to us. They eat many kinds of insects, and they kill many mosquitoes that carry other diseases that can be passed to humans. This is just one of the reasons that homeowners should not try to remove bats on their own. Humane and careful removal will keep them alive and ensure they continue to do their job in the ecosystem. Another reason that it is  not a good idea to try this on your own, is that it is easy to be bitten or scratched by a bat. The one-way door is one of the best ways for bats to be removed from your home, as it lets them leave freely, but does not allow entry again. A professional bat removal service should be contacted to do this job. Bat removal Houston takes a good amount of experience and know-how to do this effectively. 

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Bats are small in size, so that they gain access into your home through tiny holes and spaces as small as three eighths of an inch. In order to permanently remove a bat from your Houston property, the most important step is to make sure that all sites that bats use for nesting are found, removed, and sealed. It is a good idea to know how to identify signs of a bat infestation.

 

Look for signs such as:

 

  • Sounds of fluttering, squeaking, chirping, or scratching  

  • Guano (Bat droppings) in your yard or home

  • Spotting a bat at dusk or dawn

  • Black or dark brown stains near your attic vents, or eaves, caused by the oils in bat fur when entering or exiting your home

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There are more than 1000 species of bats in this world. Some bats like to fly solo, while others live in colonies. Bats are active at night, so you may hear noises like chirping or scratches coming from your attic. The noises may come when they leave to feed, or return in the morning. Bats like warm places, and hibernate during the winter. They usually start looking for ideal places to stay warm during the cold months. The perfect place for bats are places like attics. Attics are ideal because they are warm, cozy, and insulated. After the winter, bats migrate to climates that are warmer.

It is much better to hire a bat control service to take care of your Houston bat removal, as we have years of experience and have seen it all. We will be able to safely and humanely remove the bats from your home or building. There are all kinds of laws when it comes to removing bats from your home depending on where you live, so it can be a good idea to call a bat exterminator either way. One of the most important services a bat removal service can provide is searching for places where a bat is likely to get in. Once we have found some trouble areas, we can recommend the next steps or possibly install bat prevention methods for you. Contact Quality Pest and Wildlife for your bat removal Houston.

 

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