Just a quick reminder: bat pest control and rabies have no “off-season”. Many people think just because they are seeing less bats in the winter that the bats are gone. This simply isn’t true.
The eighth confirmed case of rabies in New Jersey this year was just recently discovered. In the end of November! So while some bats may be flying south, some may be hibernating in your attic or walls. This means that you, your family, or your employees are still at risk.
With the widespread epidemic of White Nose Syndrome, more and more bats are being awoken from their winter hibernation in colder regions. These bats awaken hungry with no food source and what I can only image as angry for being woken up early. These bats are sick with a fungal disease that is not transferable to you, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have rabies as well.
Aside from bats, there are many other animals that carry rabies that are still very active in the winter months. Raccoons, skunks, and foxes just to name a few. It depends on where you live whether or not these other animals are known carriers of rabies. The Humane Society has great information on animals and rabies. You can access that here.
We’re Still Hard at Our Bat Pest Control Work!
Our bat pest control work definitely slows down in the winter months. We attribute this mostly to the fact that people just aren’t seeing the bats around as much. You know how the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind”, right?
We still have numerous residential and commercial bat pest control projects going right now but we have room in our schedule to get your project done. With less demand we are able to get you in much quicker than in the spring, summer, or fall when most people try to get this problem addressed. In these busier months you may have to wait for 3-6 weeks for us to work you into the schedule. No one wants to live with bats that long once you’ve established they have infested your home or building!
If you have any concerns about a possible bat infestation at your home or business contact us today to talk to a bat expert. Our free consultation may be all you need to put your mind at ease.
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