What are bats?
The little brown bat and the big brown bat species are common to the Pennsylvania area. These pest control small, nocturnal animals have 2 inch long gray to brown furry bodies with large, leathery wings. They use a sonar-like sound to navigate in the dark, and you may hear their high-pitched squeals as they fly past.
Why do I have them?
Extraordinary pest control insect eaters, bats are often seen feeding on insects attracted to outdoor lights. Bats are typically tree dwellers in the wild, bats can enter our homes through small openings and often roost in attics, crawl spaces, wall voids, patio beams and over doorways. Having a pest control bat problem is usually only by chance.
Are they dangerous?
Yes, they can be. Bats can transmit rabies through a bite or scratch and their droppings, called guano, are a breeding ground for disease. Dried guano releases fungal spores into the air, which can cause Histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal respiratory disease in humans. Bats are also known carriers of bat bugs (similar to bed bugs) and fleas.
How do I get rid of bats?
Getting rid of bats can be a very tricky and very dangerous task. It requires extensive knowledge of bat behavior as well as building construction. A Raifsnider pest control professional will design a customized bat control program that fits the specific needs of your property, with the goal of eliminating all of the bats roosting in your home and help keep them out for good.
Can I do it myself?
Due to the nature of bats, they are typically not a pest control many homeowners have much success eliminating on their own. It can be dangerous to try and get rid of bats in the attic or crawl space on your own and should definitely be left to the professionals.
Is the treatment safe?
We will first correctly identify and locate the bats that are invading your home or business, and then create a treatment plan that will eliminate your problem quickly and in an environmentally responsible manner. Before any treatments begin, our pest control inspectors will consult with you regarding your children, pets, and gardens and then based on your current situation; they will then customize a treatment plan specifically for you.
How soon can you get here?
Raifsnider's Exterminating Pest Control is committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day. Call Raifsnider's Pest Control
How can I prevent this in the future?
Preventing bats from flying into your property in the future includes modifying your environment so that these pest control pests will seek our more inviting habitats. A Raifsnider Exterminating pest control specialist can help you identify conditions that attract bats.