Bats In Your Attic, Office, Or Home? Smart Solutions Of Atlanta Can Help!
Has a bat made itself welcome in your home or office through an open window or door? Do you have a whole colony living in your house, office, or attic space? With their hearty appetite for mosquitos, bats can be good neighbors to have. But when they’re in your home, office, or attic, the cons far outweigh the pros.
The Health Risks
While wild animal droppings of all kinds can be hazardous to your health, bat droppings or guano can be particularly dangerous. These droppings can cause histoplasmosis (a dangerous lung infection) in those who inhale fungal spores put into the air by guano.
Histoplasmosis can be particularly dangerous for children, older folks, and anyone taking medication or fighting an illness or disease that weakens the immune system. These droppings can also be dangerous when they’re outside of your home because when pets or others disturb the droppings, histoplasmosis-causing spores can be inhaled by those walking in the area.
Bats are also known to carry rabies so having them in your home is something you want to completely avoid.
The Home/Office Risks
Bats and their droppings affect the safety and cleanliness of your home or office space. Guano and bat urine can cause structural and insulation contamination which affects the health of the occupants of your home. Other critters can also be attracted by the aroma of guano, which means your bat problem could turn into a full-blown pest problem.
Do You Have A Bat Problem Or Was It A One-Time Thing?
Is it one bat or many? If you answer yes to the following questions, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with a bat colony:
- Have you identified guano anywhere in your home or office? Bat droppings are shiny (due to undigested insect and mosquito wings) and break apart, unlike hardened mice/rat droppings. Check attics and chimneys to start.
- Have you seen bats flying away from your home or office just after sunset?
- Do you hear strange sounds (like scratching) coming from your attic or other areas of the home or office?
- Do you smell ammonia in your space?
Whether you have a bat flying solo in your office or you have an entire attic infestation, you want them out and you want them out quickly. But trapping and releasing a bat — especially if there are multiple in your home or office — can be time-consuming and a bit frightening for both you and the bat.
Additionally, bats are federally protected, so killing them as a means of “solving the problem” is not only cruel, it’s forbidden by law. Law also forbids the fumigation or sealing of the home while bats are out dining on bugs, as baby bats could be left behind to die.
Instead, schedule a free inspection and let Smart Solutions help.
Fast, Humane Bat Exclusion & Relocation Performed By Licensed Experts
Our team of certified, licensed, and insured wildlife removal experts has the live traps, equipment, techniques, and experience to quickly and humanely remove every last one of these federally-protected flyers from your residential or commercial space and relocate them. We understand the urgency and we’ll make sure your family, employees, customers, and the bats themselves remain unharmed during the process.
Once the bats are removed, we’ll make sure they stay out by sealing all bat entry points in the home or business. We’ll also assess any damage and provide you with an estimate for repairs, including what those repairs will entail.
Our team will thoroughly inspect your home, office, or attic, and pinpoint and seal even the smallest bat entry points. We’ll also remove any guano, replace guano-damaged wood, insulation, or other materials, and sanitize the entire space. And because of our background and decades of experience in construction, you can expect the job to be done right.
We’ll Restore Your Space & Keep Bats Out For Good — Guaranteed
If you live in Roswell, Atlanta, Kennesaw, Buckhead, or a neighboring community and you’ve got a bat problem, call Smart Solutions at 678-264-2767. We do more than just humanely trap and remove bats, we fix the problem for good. Call or request your free inspection online today.
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