Identify Pest: Bat Problems and Bat Removal
Bat problems in the New York and Long Island area are usually of the most common species of bats: The large and small brown bats.
Bats Are a Known Disease Carrier
Brown bats feed exclusively on large insects, like moths, Although these nocturnal animals are thought of as beneficial animals, they can impact the health and safety of people when they invade your home or place of business. Bats pose numerous health problems:
- Their feces (a putrid substance called guano) can grow a fungus that can cause a lung condition called Histoplasmosis
- They attract parasitic insects like lice and mites
- They are often carriers and often parasitic hosts to bedbugs (if you have a bat problem, you should get a bed bug inspection)
- Bats are known carriers of rabies–do not approach a bat or you risk a bite and having to endure a months-long series of painful rabies shots
Identifying a Bat Problem
Besides seeing Bats in your home or place of business, other telltale signs of a bat problem are seeing bat droppings around air conditioners, on the roof, in attics, down siding, and next to a building’s foundation. If you see a one bat within a dwelling, you may have a colony of roosting bats living somewhere in the structure–in an attic space, duct work, a chimney, in drop ceilings, or within a gap in an exterior wall.
There are no home remedies for bat control that are legal or that have proven long term success. Non-licensed use of pesticides in illegal in the New York area–dead bats dying and decaying within your walls will create foul odors and attract flies, maggots and other pests. You need a professional trained to identify the scope of the problem, identifying the sources of entry, and who is licensed and trained to use specialized traps to collect the bats and to properly seal of areas of entry. Our technicians are highly trained and have the proper gear to get to hard-to-reach locations. We are also insured for this type of work.
Bat control is covered in our effective and affordable Integrated Pest Management Annual Package KO-12 Program that provides you with pest protection throughout the year.
Knockout Pest Control Can Knock Out Your Bat Problem
Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out bat problems–and we keep them down for the count. Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training so you are guaranteed a knockout punch to your pest problem every time. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 We respond like every pest problem is an emergency with fast, 24 hour service seven days a week. We don’t have the big red boxing glove in our logo for nothing!
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