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  • Habitat

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    Ideal foraging sites for bats include open fields, marsh areas, and grasslands where they can freely hunt for insects. Bridges, caves, and rock crevices where the pests can hang from ceilings to rest during the daytime serve as the perfect roosting sites for communal species. Solitary bats may choose to roost in hollow trees or underneath overhanging ledges.

  • Diet

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    Using echolocation, bats hunt flying insects at night. Some of their favorite meals include moths, beetles, mosquitoes, and ants. The animals hunt all night long, often eating 100 percent of their body weight over the course of a single evening.

  • Life Cycle

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    Baby bats are born in the spring or early summer. They are cared for by their mothers and cling to the roofs of their roosts until they grow old enough to fly and hunt on their own. During winter, bats either find a warm place to hibernate or migrate to the warmer climates.

  • Problems Caused by Bats

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    One of the most serious threats posed by bats is their droppings. The pests deposit their guano wherever they roost. If enough guano accumulates in places like attics, ceilings may sag and collapse. In addition to the structural damage it causes, bat droppings stain walls and cultivate the growth of Histoplasmosis. Bats have sharp teeth and are capable of biting when they feel threatened, which increases the risk of rabies.

  • Signs of Infestation

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    Inside houses, bats can be heard rustling in attics or squeaking. Spotting their droppings on home exteriors also indicates the presence of bat infestations. Alternatively, homeowners can wait outside until dusk and watch for bats exiting attic roosts.

  • Prevention

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    To prevent bats from taking up residence inside attics, homeowners should seal up all possible entrances such as open attic windows, gaps in siding, uncovered chimneys, and exposed vents. However, care should be taken not to seal bats inside.

  • Trapping / Control / Removal

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    Attempting to handle bats can result in injury or illness. Inexperienced homeowners should never try to remove bats on their own. Instead, call the wildlife control experts at H Pest Control Services. Our bat removal technicians can safely take care of bats in the attic, sanitize affected areas, and help seal the home against future bat infestations.

  • Is there a risk of disease from Bed Bugs?

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    Bed bugs do not pose any health risks from communicable diseases but their saliva does contain proteins that can leave itchy red welts on some people.

  • Indications of Bed Bugs?

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    If you suspect bed bugs, or want to be proactive, look for live or dead bugs or the skins they can leave behind when they are molting. After feeding bed bugs will regularly leave behind small spots of reddish-black fecal matter on your bedding, mattress or box springs. They will lay their eggs (1/32″ to 1/8″ in size) in dark crevices near feeding areas.

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