Though bats aren’t the most common critter we see taking up residence in homes throughout Waco, the possibility does exist for them to move into your attic or elsewhere on your property. Bats are not naturally aggressive towards humans, and it may seem like a good idea to let them stay, but they can spread serious diseases through their feces, or guano.
Coming into contact with a bat puts you at risk for infectious diseases like rabies, but that isn’t the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to a bat infestation. Bat guano is corrosive in nature, and allowing it to sit in your attic or elsewhere on your property for extended periods of time can lead to ruined surfaces and even structural components of your home. Guano dries into a dusty consistency and can release dangerous fungal spores if disturbed, putting you and your loved ones at risk. Bat waste is generally found in large piles directly underneath where the bats are roosting, and you should always call a professional removal service like Critter Control® of Waco if you come across it.
Law protects bats in many areas, and removal by anybody other than a qualified professional is illegal. That, in addition to the danger of contracting a potentially life-threatening disease, is a perfect reason to leave bat removal up to the professionals here at Critter Control® of Waco. To speak with our expert staff, or to schedule your home consultation, call us today at 469.805.6267.