Bats are neat little critters, but you don’t want them hanging around your home. Beyond being unwanted visitors, bats can carry diseases which can be transferred to you through their bat guano. If you have bats in your home, it’s best to have them professionally removed as soon as possible.
What’s the huge deal with having bats in your home? It’s a health risk by exposing you to an infectious disease called histoplasmosis. This disease can’t be passed from human to human but is picked up by inhaling airborne spores of the fungus. So what do bats have to do with this? They often have histoplasma capsulatum fungus in their feces. If a bat uses your attic or surrounding home as a bathroom, you could pick up these spores causing a lung disease similar to pneumonia.
Florida has specific wildlife protection to keep bats from being harmed. If you have bats in your home, do not poison or exterminate them and do not remove them during maternity season. You should have a qualified professional conduct a legal bat exclusion to ensure they’re properly removed from your home.
With the dangers of dealing with bat feces and the bat conservation laws in Florida, it is best to get professional help with your bat problem. If you’re in need of a bat exclusion, Critter Control of Gainesville can help. The wildlife removal professionals at Critter Control have years of experience dealing with situations just like yours. Plus, we use all of the proper equipment and techniques to ensure all bats are safely removed without hurting them or damaging your home. To learn more about bat exclusions and to get an estimate, call us today at 352-372-3922.