Say Goodbye To Bats: Professional Bat Control Services In Tampa

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Bats are problematic animals known to roost inside homes and outdoor buildings. However, they are protected animals in Florida; it is illegal for the average homeowner to trap or harm a bat in any way. 

At EcoTech Pest Control Services, we specialize in safe and humane bat removal in Tampa. We know the best exclusion and removal techniques to keep bats away from your home for good.

Expert Bat Inspection: Identifying The Extent Of The Infestation

Finding bats in residential areas has become more common in Tampa over the last few years. And while bats will roost in trees, they will also seek a safe and temperature-controlled shelter in your home if they can find an entrance. 

Bats in Tampa commonly find an elevated area to roost, usually found in attics and chimneys of homes. Because they roost in areas that are difficult to see, you probably won't spot the bats. When dealing with a bat infestation, our bat exclusion experts have often found the following clues:

  • Seeing piles of bat droppings, or bat guano, accumulating in your attic or other areas around your property.
  • Hearing high-pitched squeaks or scratching noises coming from your attic or chimney. You will usually hear these sounds louder right before dusk and right after dawn. 
  • Seeing white streaks of bat urine on attic windows.
  • Seeing dark stains around any gaps or vents around the exterior of your home. 

If you notice any of these signs in your home, call a local bat control specialist as soon as possible. A severe bat infestation in your home could be hazardous to your health. 

Bat-Borne Diseases: Understanding The Risks To Human Health

Bats are capable of spreading dangerous diseases to humans. Bats can be infected with rabies. While it is rare for a human to get rabies from a bat, it is possible if the infected bat is handled or feels threatened. 

The most common illness that people contract from bats is histoplasmosis. People catch this illness from coming into contact with bat guano. Most people infected with histoplasmosis experience flu-like symptoms, but it can cause complications in people with heart or lung disease. 

Bat guano is not only dangerous, but it can also be destructive. If bats roost in the same place for an extended period of time, their droppings could pile up and weigh several hundred pounds. Some bat guano piles have become so heavy that they cause ceilings to cave in.

If you find any bat droppings in your home, contact a professional bat removal company soon. 

Professional Exclusion: Expert Services For Effective Bat Prevention

Removing a bat from its nest during the maternity season is illegal. If you find bats roosting on your property during the bat maternity season, there is a good chance young bats in the group don’t know how to fly. If you want to exclude bats from your Tampa property, you will need to contact a professional bat exclusion expert from August 15th to April. Exclusion methods are only permitted to be used during this time. 

Hiring Professional Bat Services: Peace Of Mind And Long-Term Results

If you want to keep your home and your family safe from a destructive and dangerous group of bats living on your property, give us a call today. At EcoTech Pest Control Services, we know how to provide safe and legal wildlife control in Tampa. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.