Bats have been regarded with superstition and fear in many cultures due to their nightly flying habits, strange appearance, and the tendency of certain species to feed on blood. Over 1,200 species of bats exist in the world and less than five actually feed on blood. In fact, most bats are insectivores whose feeding habits are incredibly beneficial to humans. Large bat colonies can eat up to 500,000 pounds of insects each night. They hunt common pests, such as mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, beetles, and moths, by using their large ears as radar dishes in a process known as echolocation.
Bats entering homes are capable of harming people and damaging property. Trapping a bat can be difficult and dangerous without the proper equipment; bats are known to scratch and bite when they feel threatened. Bats roosting inside attics or other places in your home can leave large piles of droppings that carry diseases, ruin insulation, and compromise structural integrity. Critter Control of Dayton has trained technicians to trap and relocate bats and repair damage including insulation replacement and attic restoration.
Control and Safety
Despite their reputation for carrying rabies, less than half of one percent of bats actually carry the virus. Nevertheless, bats should never be picked up or grabbed. In order to keep colonies of the creatures from roosting in attics, proper precautions should be taken to cover or seal all vents, holes, chimneys, windows, and gaps leading inside homes.
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