Wacky Pest Wednesday: Bats

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Happy Wednesday to all you Tri-County Pest Control fans out there, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday!  Please come join us in our latest edition, as we give you some wacky facts about a pest we hope you don’t run into this winter: bats!

You’ve certainly seen bats flying around at night during the summer months, but did you know that they can also be active during these colder months?  Even though bats hibernate, they come out every so-often to grab a drink and stretch their wings—especially on those warmer winter days. If the weather starts to turn when they’re out and if they can’t find their way back to their hibernation spot, that’s when your home becomes a great option for them to hideout in. That’s why you may see bats in your home this winter, even though you may associate bats as a summer pest.

So, of course you know about bats, but what about them makes them a wacky pest?  Well, did you know that a single bat can eat around 600-1,000 insects in an hour?  Following those figures, your friendly neighborhood bat can devour upwards of 5,000 critters in a single night.  How’s that for a ferocious appetite?

Needless to say, bats can be your natural pest control expert, since they will chomp down on all sorts of critters that are a nuisance.  Yet, that does not mean that you need to put up with a bat if you find one inside your home, since they can be vectors of rabies. No, you, your family, and your pets will not contract rabies from just having the bat live in your attic, but if it bites and leaves saliva behind, then you could be in trouble.  

That’s why if you know that you have a bat problem, you need to call in the professionals.  An amateur attempt at a bat removal can easily spin out of control real fast, so just do yourself a favor and call in the people who specialize in this kind of stuff.  You’ll thank yourself in the long run.

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