Bat Removal from your home can be a daunting task. In most instances it is necessary to have a Wildlife Professional to assist you in this endeavor. Bats can fit into the smallest of voids or openings in fact if you can fit a match book into the void a bat can get in it. Its no wonder very few wildlife professionals can handle this task.
The Wildlife Professionals can remove theses pest whether the bats are in your attic, soffit or chimney we can remove them safely and humanely. the Wildlife Pros at Charleston, WV are the clear choice for Charleston Bat Control. Trained, certified and licensed our techs are highly trained to accomplish your bat removal process.
Bats are the only true flying mammals. There are many species in Charleston and all of them are beneficial insect eaters, consuming literally tons of harmful insects each night. The most common species to move into houses is the Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus). These small animals are about 3-1/2 inches long with an 8 inch wingspread. Their colors range from yellow-brown to dark brown.
Little Brown Bats roost in groups and are drawn to hot attics and wall voids in the spring and summer to bear their young (one per female) from about June-August. In the fall, most of these bats fly to winter hibernation roosts in caves or old mine shafts.
Bats in Charleston should not be regarded as dangerous. However, about one bat in a thousand MAY have rabies which eventually kills them. Little Brown Bats cannot easily transmit this disease to humans or pets due to their small teeth but problems can arise from trying to touch or pick up a sick bat. Unprovoked attacks are extremely rare.
If bitten by a bat or if infectious material (such as saliva) from a bat gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or a wound — wash the affected area thoroughly and get medical advice immediately. If a bat is found in a room with a sleeping person, capture it without damaging the head and place it in a container . Dead bats should be kept under refrigeration until tested. Contact your local Health District as soon as possible. To avoid this disease, simply avoid touching bats, be sure your house is bat-proof (at least the living area) and be sure your pets are vaccinated. Call your veterinarian for vaccination information.
Histoplasmosis is another hazard in some states . This airborne disease may be carried in bird and bat droppings. Few people exposed to this fungal disease become seriously ill but there is a potential risk of infection to any one removing or disturbing old, dusty bird or bat guano.
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