How We Remove Bats Humanely
Bats are protected by Georgia state law, which means killing, harming, or capturing any species of bat is illegal. This law is not us to protect bats (an important art of the ecosystem) but also to protect humans, as these wild animals are dangerous to handle if you’re inexperienced.
Specialized training and knowledge of bats is crucial in successfully treating a bat problem in Atlanta. Our wildlife control technicians are familiar with the area’s bat species, including whether or not they are mating, how to handle their droppings (guano), and more.
Our methods of treating bat problems are above all humane, which means we don’t kill or poison the bats. Instead, we install live bat exclusion devices over the entry points your bats are using to allow them to exit your property but block them from re-entering. In addition, we seal any other possible entry points to keep the bats from coming back.
Signs of a Bat Problem
You may not see the bats themselves in your property, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Bats are small animals that can fly quickly and fold themselves into small, dark corners where they’re very hard to see.
If you do see any bats flying near or around your property, it is often a sign that you have a bat issue that requires wildlife control. But there are other ways to spot the presence of bats. Inspect your property regularly to check for signs like the following that can indicate that they’re getting inside without your knowledge:
- Bat Droppings – Also called guano, bat droppings look like mouse poop and smell similar to ammonia.
Oily Stains At Entry Points – Bat fur is greasy and they leave this grease behind on the wall as they enter and exit.
- Noises In Attic or Walls – Bats make scratching sounds as they move around or vocalize with high chirping sounds.
You may also need to determine if you have bats, or some other type of pest like rats. Our wildlife and pest control team handles it all, so we are available to inspect and remove whatever pests we find.
Are Bats Dangerous?
Bats themselves are incredibly important animals, which is why we have such a strong focus on humane wildlife control. They’re great at controlling insect populations and for the most part don’t even come into contact with humans since they prefer to avoid us. However, there are some risks associated with bats, including:
- Histoplasmosis – Fungi found in bat droppings can infect the lungs, causing serious flu-like symptoms. This is the primary risk of close proximity to bats, and why it is so important to remove them from your property.
- Rabies – It is possible for bats to contract and transmit rabies, but they typically die from it before spreading it to humans and other animals. Still if you come into contact with a bat, even if you’re not sure that you’ve been bitten or scratched, seek immediate medical treatment.
Property Damage – Bat droppings and guano can cause significant damage to the area they live in, and require intensive cleaning to prevent the spread of parasites and fungi like histoplasmosis found in their waste.
That is why if you find bats on your property, it is so important to have it removed as fast as possible. The longer that bats are on the property, the more the risk of damage and illness increases.
Why Choose Nextgen Pest Solutions for Atlanta Bat Control?
Nextgen Pest Solutions is the top pest control company in Atlanta, serving most of the northwest Georgia region. We focus on the hiring and training of military veterans, providing them with a career for them when their service is over.
We also use the latest in technology, stay up to date on the newest trends, and provide the best possible customer service we can at all times. For more information about our bat control services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.