3 reasons you should get rid of bats in your home

Bats play some significant ecological roles in the life of human beings. They provide us several valuable environmental services. For example, they pollinate flowers and eat a massive number of insects. They’re timid creatures that appear to have no problem with anyone. They should better be left alone, save for some of their disgusting habits. And as such, certainly, there are several reasons you should get rid of bats in your home, which this article is going to tackle.

Smell

Have you ever, at a point, lived with bats over your head in the house? Maybe they found a home in your attic. Frankly, the unpleasant and unhealthy odor they produce is enough reason to want to eliminate them forever.

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Bat feces (guano) plus urine combine to produce a quite unpleasant smell as they dry and break down chemically in wall spaces, attics, and other places. The smell itself is uniquely robust, acrid and unpleasant, not unlike that smell of a dead decomposing animal that’s decomposing inside the walls of your home. You don’t like that, do you?

Bats and Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease that’s caused by the fungus which thrives in the soil exposed to animal droppings. This includes the urine and feces of bats. This fungus is transported to us through the air on dust particles and inhaled into the lungs. The fungus grows in warm and humid conditions. Histoplasmosis infection may result in symptoms of Flu. It’s also possible for some people to become severely ill after breathing a lot of histoplasmosis spores. This is enough reason to call a bat removal expert just to ensure the safety of your own and family’s health.

Rabies

This is rare but potentially dangerous. It’s estimated that less than one-half of 1% of bats are afflicted with Rabies. But those bats which do have rabies are more likely going to become disoriented and sick, therefore increasing the possibility of coming into contact with human beings. Even though this probability is thin, it’s scary enough to get rid of the bats from your home. You don’t want to leave any margin for error as far as the healthy environment of your home is concerned.

ghhd74It’s advised that when you happen to come into close contact with a bat, be careful and cautious, and take necessary precautions for it not to bite you. Don’t handle them with your bare hands, and ensure you handle them with gloves if you must do that. Their bites might not be specifically painful. When you believe you’ve been bitten by a bat, try catching it and let it be tested for rabies.

Read the article on the link www.atticpestauthority.com/bats-in-attic to learn more how to eliminate bats in your house.