Bats have a bad reputation. They have been accused of everything from attacking humans to turning into vampires. In urban areas where their natural habitats are being destroyed, they often make their homes in man-made structures that can include bridges, attics and overhangs. Because bats are so easily misunderstood, many people panic when they find them in their home. While it is true you may not want to host a colony of bats on your property, the truth is that these are some of nature’s most beneficial creatures. Ridding yourself of bats is simple, and can be done in a humane way.
The first thing to remember is that there is no poison that can be used to ethically remove bats from your property. No reputable pest control service will offer to use any kind of chemical to solve your bat problem. Rather, the bats should be physically removed and any opening where they can re-enter should be sealed up.
Bats are absolutely vital to the ecosystem, and as one of the major predators of insects they help control the populations of mosquitoes and other bugs. In fact, a single bat can eat up to 1,000 insects in one hour. Without them, it would be miserable to step outside at night. They are also responsible for pollinating plants, particularly in desert areas. Take the time to educate yourself about these fascinating creatures and you’ll appreciate their valuable contribution in nature. They do not, however, attack humans; nor are they aggressive. If by some chance a bat finds its way inside your home, it is because it has become disoriented and accidentally flew in while trying to find its way. Simply opening your doors and guiding it to the outside with a long-handled broom is the best way to ensure it is safely removed.
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