It’s that time of year again – time to keep an eye out for bats in an around your home. There are several signs that may indicate that you have a bat problem including –
- noises in the attic
- guano under overhangs
- dark stains near the gables
It is important to know the proper protocol for handling bats in your home to
avoid risks associated with bats and bat byproducts. The first rule is to never touch them or engage them as you don’t want to risk exposure to disease. Secondly, never attempt to trap or kill the bats as they are a protected species and need to be handled by professionals.
We recommend a proactive approach in protecting your home from bats this bat season. Steps home/business owners can take to ensure they are at a lower risk for bats include making sure their gables are screened, occasionally checking the attic space, and closing all gaps around the house that could be an entrance for bats