Bats in the Attic Louisville, KY
The bat is very unique in how they enter into their roosts and ultimately get into your attic. Unlike birds in most cases bats cannot fly straight into the entry point of their roosting site. The bat typically has to land and crawl into their roosts using their hand-wings.
Bats only need an opening of 3/8 inch or larger to crawl into your attic. When they do this they leave behind body oils which stain the areas around the bat entry point. Bat entry points into your attic may be along wall crevices, gable vents, holes in soffits, siding or ridge vents.
If you suspect you may have bats in your attic or bats in your walls then we recommend you call a professional bat removal company such as AAAC Wildlife Removal of Louisville. Our trained and certified bat removal specialist can help you remove your bats quickly and safely.
Bats are insectivores and consume hundreds of insects each night. Their large appetite for bugs make them a very important part of the environment. However, bats can cause a large amount of damage in a house depending on the length of time that the bats are present in the attic.
Droppings or feces, called guano, will accumulate in the attic, forming large piles. This accumulation of bat guano will lead to damage of your homes insulation, siding, ceiling and roof construction. Bat guano also contains a fungus Histoplasma Capsualtum.
The spores from this fungus are very harmful to human health and if they are inhaled they can lead to a respiratory infection called Histoplasmosis. Due to this health hazard we recommend that you only enter an attic with bats if you have the proper protective equipment.
The bat removal professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal of Louisville have trained and certified bat removal specialists on staff and we can assist you with getting bats out of your attic in a safe and humane manner.
The damage bat guano causes to attics and wall cavities of a home can be extensive and the removal and sanitation of these areas requires specialized training and experience. AAAC Wildlife Removal of Louisville can conduct restoration of these areas and ensure your property is restored to its original state.
In some case, the restoration of bat damages can be covered by the property owner’s insurance policy. If a homeowner wishes to file a claim for bat damages, our bat removal professionals can assist you with a bat damage restoration claim. We always recommend you use a bat removal company for bat damage restoration projects. In most cases, a normal restoration company will not have the specialized staff or equipment required for the proper remediation of bat guano.
Just because you have never had a bat in your house doesn’t mean they won’t make themselves at home in your attic. Bats are in every Louisville, KY neighborhood and many of our clients have requested that we bat proof their homes. If your house has available opening for bats then bats may utilize them for roosting sites.
Bat proofing of a structure is the best way to ensure your home is not available for bats to use for roots and raising baby bats. If you need bat removed from your attic or would like to inquire about our bat proofing services then give our local Louisville, KY office a call today and see how we can help you protect what is important.