BAT CONTROL AND TREATMENT IN Austintown, OHIO
Bats can pose serious health risks when they enter your home or business. They may come in contact with people, domestic animals and pets.
Bats can carry rabies, a very serious viral infection that is life-threatening without proper treatment, but it is believed that less than 1% of bats are infected. Rabies-infected bats are more likely to be found during daylight, as they are often disoriented and unable to fly. To be safe, bats should never be approached or handled.
If you were bitten by a bat, or suspect you may have been, seek medical attention immediately.
Bats and Other Household Pests
Over the last ten years, bed bugs have been making their way all over the country. Well, it turns out that even bats aren’t immune! Bed bugs and their close relative bat bugs, are often found in close association with bat roosts. If a group of bats is evicted from a structure, it is possible that bed and bat bugs will be left behind and begin to explore the house in search of blood. These so-called ‘secondary infestations’ are unpleasant at best, but we know what to look for and will be able to control whatever is left after bats have been evicted and excluded from your house. There are several potential problems caused by bat droppings (guano). The more serious issue is that guano can harbor a potentially fatal fungus that can cause histoplasmosis. When fungus-containing guano particles dry out, they can become airborne and inhaled. It is especially important to allow a professional to clean up after bats, or you could put yourself in danger! In addition to being dangerous, guano and urine can leave a foul-smelling odor and can even penetrate and stain some surfaces. The other issue with guano is that there are several insects, most notably flies and cockroaches, that use it as a food source and can thrive as long as the bats are present. This is the time of year when bats will soon fleeing your house, and it’s a great time to contact us if you believe you may have bats roosting in your home. We can determine if they are, and devise a targeted program with a warranty to put into place this spring and summer. Not only can Structural Pest keep your house bat-free, but we do it in a way that doesn’t harm the bats and will leave them free to eat as many mosquito’s as they want
That is why Structural Pest is here to help. We offer fast service with your safety as our #1 priority.