Wacky Pest Wednesday: Bats

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Happy Wednesday to all you Tri-County Pest Control fans out there!  As Hallo-weekend grows every closer, we thought we would do something special for this edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday.  So, read on to find out more about one of the spookiest pest out there: the bat.

Bats are widely known for their cultural implications in Halloween, but they can actually be a pest to be concerned about.  While you do run the risk of harboring Dracula in your attic, keeping a real-life bat up there can impose some health risks to your family, and the droppings of bats can contain several pathogens and microbes that do not go well with the human immune system.  The last thing you want to do is to spend your Halloween night sitting in bed with a nasty virus.

Typically, these spooky residents will keep to themselves, and will not actively seek you out.  Bats look for a place to take shelter for when the weather gets cold, and as November is slowly creeping up, they’ll make a move to hole up in your attic, should there be a crack in the exterior.  Do yourself a favor and make sure that there are no external entry points in your attic, and seal up any that you find.

In addition, bats can also serve as vassals for the rabies virus, which is why you should never try to take out a bat on your own.  Not only do you run the risk of hurting yourself, but you also risk harming the bat.  The only effective way to remove a bat is to call in the professionals, as they are extremely delicate creatures and should be handled with great care.

So, if you feel as if you have Dracula lurking in your attic, give us a call and we’ll come to take him out.  Whether it’s with bugs, rodents, or vampires, you can be assured that Tri-County Pest Control will be there to save the day.

Give us a call today for a free estimate!

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