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Do bats cause damage?

September 10th, 2015

Do bats cause damage?

Every night you can see them, bats flying around the exterior of your home. But the question is, can they cause any real damage to your home? The little brown bat, the big brown bat and the Mexican free tail bat are the three most common bats found here in the United States.

Due to myths and folklore, bats have gotten a bad reputation and a lot of humans fear them. Thankfully those are all just myths as bats typically won’t try to harm a human, some people even don’t mind them being around because they feed on insects and other small pests.

Bats are not a pest you want to have hanging around your home. They can carry disease, and bat bugs, and their droppings can be very harmful to your health. If you find bat droppings, they should be taken care of and the area should be decontaminated by a professional as soon as possible. Bats can also be infected with rabies, so make sure you seek medical attention if you have had any sort of contact with a bat. Animal control will be able to discuss any bat regulations that might be in place in your area as in some areas, bats are protected animals. It is important to know this information before attempting to bat proof your home.

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One Response to “Do bats cause damage?”

  1. In the United States, the problem of bats flying around at night in urban settings is not something unheard of. However, people do not seem to pay much heed to this menace, since they believe that bats feed only on insects and other small pests. However, not everyone realizes that bats can carry diseases and spread them across multiple areas. Moreover, their droppings and bat bugs are harmful to the health of humans. If you accidentally have contact with them, it is essential to decontaminate the exposed area and seek the assistance of a pest removal company to permanently fix this problem.

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