Dangers of Bats in the AtticPhoto of a captured long eared myotis bat

Nobody wants bats living in their home. The bats pose enormous health risks to you and your family members. This results from the pathogens and parasites that can lead to illness. To get sick, you don’t even need to be in direct contact with them. When the bats’ feces and urine dry and become airborne, it’s faster for a parasite to grow inside. Therefore, coming into contact with bat guano is one thing that can cause serious diseases due to exposure to these parasites.
A bat in your home is just as dangerous to your pets as it is to people in your home. Pets can contract and receive the same types of diseases as humans. Dogs and cats are more likely to be attacked directly by bats. When a pet threatens the bat, the bat will react and defend itself. This means that your pet can get scratched or bitten, which can spread diseases such as rabies.

When it comes to bat prevention, it is vital for homeowners to seal any bat entry points in the building or roof to stop them from getting access to your home and causing structural damage. For those that live in areas with bats living nearby, chances are that the bats will find their way into the house, just as rodents do. Therefore, you should take the necessary precautions.

Electrical Dangers

You can usually find bats and mice in the attic or inside the walls. These areas are hazardous since that’s where electric wires and other material can be found. Bats will chew on electrical wires and cause serious amounts of damage which can lead to house fires. Similar to other wild animals such as mice, rats, chipmunks, and squirrels., these creatures also have sharp teeth. They’re well known pests because they like to chew on wood, electrical wiring, drywall and also cause serious damage in the attic. They search for an object to help sharpen their teeth. Bats do the same thing which is why they chew through wires.

You experience two main issues when a bat damages the wires in the attic. The first one is a power outage, The second is house fires, which can be an incredibly severe and dangerous situation. This means that, if you have a bat inside your home, there is a chance that it will cause an enormous inferno in your home within a short period. If you suspect you might have a bat problem, it is important to call and have bat removal experts come out and address the problem.