Here at Get Bats Out, we think about bats a lot. During bat’s active season, we think about bats most of our waking hours. So, we really appreciate it when we see other people educating themselves about bats. Myths, superstitions, and misinformation have fanned the flames of irrational bat fears.
The truth is, we vitally need bats. We need people to put forth extra effort to save our bats. However, going to the opposite extreme and allowing a bat colony to reside in your attic or barn isn’t good either. Even if it seems like they are not really bothering anyone, it is never a good scenario to allow them to roost somewhere in your home.
Why? What are the risks?
Risks to your health
Risk of Property Damage
Risk of drawing more Pests
When it comes to bats, it is impossible to see all of the damage caused by a long-term colony, there is a lot going on behind the scenes. Take for example the video below, after performing a bat exclusion, our technicians needed to address some staining coming through the drywall from bat urine (which means it had soaked through the insulation). Staining is often the sign that indicates there might be a lot more going on in the wall, so the next step was cutting into the wall to see what was there. The videos below recorded the process.
What Should You Do If You Have Bats?
Bottom line, if you have a bat colony, the best thing you can do is bring in professionals to safely and humanely exclude the bats and then safely clean up all the guano and check your air quality. Our qualified team can even walk you through the steps of how to successfully turn in an insurance claim if your home has structural damage. Give us a call if you need help.