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3 Signs that Bats are Living in Your Attic

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Bats in the attic can be a worrisome situation, especially since these animals can be dangerous and aggressive when threatened. Bats pose physical danger, but they also can spread diseases to people and pets. Bat droppings, like rat droppings, are extremely harmful. If you suspect bats are living in your attic, it is crucial to call Advanced Services Pest Control for efficient bat control services and professional animal removal.

Advanced Services offers a comprehensive range of solutions for effective pest control in Augusta.

Because bats are nocturnal, it can be difficult to sense their presence during the day. This is why it is important to be extra observant and sensitive to their movements at night or around the early morning hours when they are most active. If you see a bat flying around your home during these times, it’s time to start paying more attention to more obvious signs that they have taken up residence in your attic:

  • You see bat droppings inside and outside your home. Animal droppings are clear signs of infestation. You will likely encounter them near entry points, on windowsills, porches, decks or your attic floor. Even when you can’t see them, watch out for strange smells: Guano – bat droppings – produce a toxic, ammonia-like odor.
  • You hear strange sounds at night or in the early hours of the morning. If you hear scratching and scurrying in your walls, the infestation might be worse than you imagined. These sounds might point to a bat colony. Chirping sounds are also obvious signs of bat presence as these animals use their chirps to navigate through paths and locate food, especially in the evening and before dawn breaks.
  • You see greasy stains at exit and entry points of the house. Bats have a coating that is actually a layer of grease. This is why they leave greasy spots when they come into contact with holes in your home. These greasy spots are not only warning signs, but are also health hazards, which is why it is important to sterilize affected areas to prevent disease from spreading.

Once you’ve confirmed bat presence in your home, it is time to take action and call in bat control services to help you deal with the infestation. Regular inspections for pest control in Augusta will also help you prevent pest problems from getting worse.