What to Know About Bat Infestations

Bats are not as dangerous to humans as their reputation makes people believe. They are incredibly beneficial to the environment because they help control insect populations and other species are great polinators. However, despite their benefits, bats can be a nuisance if they roost in your home or business. Bats can cause structural damage to your house and pose health hazards. Bats are federally protected, so both the federal government states have laws to protect them and ensure they are removed from homes and businesses safely. It is illegal to kill or harass bats, and it's important to contact wildlife removal professionals to evacuate bats if they inhabit your home. Removing bats on your own can be dangerous and pose health risks, but a professional can remove bats safely and legally. We created this guide with common bat FAQs to help you understand more about bat infestations. When Do Bats Migrate Through the Area? Bat migration varies between species, so different types of bats...
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How Do You Know if a Wild Animal Has Rabies

Rabies is a serious disease that, if left untreated, can prove fatal for any mammal that has it. To help prevent you and your loved ones from contracting this fatal disease, you should be able to tell when a wild animal has rabies. What Is Rabies and How Can It Affect Animals (And You, if Bitten)? Knowing what rabies is and how wild animals get this disease is the first step to countering it. Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system in mammals. It is most often transmitted by animals a few days before they die when their saliva comes into contact with another mammals' scratches, open wounds or mucous membranes. Normally this is the final stage of rabies. Saliva is the only way for the disease to travel from one mammal to another since the virus can’t survive in the open air. When a human contracts rabies, they first experience an incubation period that can range from a couple of...
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How Does an Animal Get Into My House?

An animal may get into your house through the openings in your roof, attic, chimney, crawlspace or basement. If you suspect an animal has gotten in, inspect your interior and exterior property for signs of wildlife activity, such as chew marks, grease stains, droppings, or damage. A professional wildlife removal company can help you deal with the animals in your home through exclusion techniques. Explore the animals that can get into your house to determine how to deal with any potential intruders. Request Wildlife Removal Services ➔ Main Entry Points Depending on the animal's size, their entry points into your home don't need to be large. Check the following places for signs of wildlife in your home: Crawlspace or Basement: Animals enjoy hiding in dry, dark basements. You can determine if wildlife is in this part of your home by checking the foundation from the outside. Pay attention to gaps, such as places where different types of building material meet or where cables, pipes...
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How to Tell If You Have Bats in Your Attic

Bats are an unwelcome invasion in any home. If you think there are bats in your attic, you'll want to act right away. Bats can carry diseases harmful to both humans and pets. They can also reproduce in your home, leading to an even bigger problem later. Request Bat Removal Services ➔   Here are a few signs to look out for and steps to take if you have a bat infestation. Why and How Bats Get Into the Attic It's well known that bats like caves — they're dark, secret and quiet. The only issue is that caves tend to be cold. Attics are warm, especially in the south. Drawn to the high temperature and darkness, bats feel right at home in a rarely used attic with no windows.  They get into the attic through small holes and gaps in the roof. Once they are in, they begin making a home for themselves. When Are Bats Most Active? Bats are nocturnal animals. They sleep in the day and fly...
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