Bats are the only mammals capable of natural flight and are in the order Chiroptera. Chiroptera comes from the Greek for hand (cheir) and wing (pteron), which describes how bats fly – by spreading out their digits rather than their forelimbs.
Most bats are insectivores that rely on echolocation to identify prey. Bat echolocation is a system in which ultrasonic sounds produce echoes, which provide detailed images of a bat’s surroundings. As bats fly, they emit these high-pitched ultrasonic sounds audible only to other bats. When the sound waves impact an insect, the echoes return to the bat and guide it to the food source. Bats are nocturnal, hunt at night and consume several hundred insects in a few hours.
Bat infestations can cause odor problems, property damage, and contamination. Bats typically reside in building walls, attics or between the roof and the ceiling. The longer the bats infest a building, the more difficult it is to remove them. Bats are carriers of rabies. The inhalation of bat droppings can also lead to histoplasmosis.
Regulations prohibit the disturbance of bat populations May through October when bats are breeding and the young cannot fly. During the other months, Home Paramount conducts bat removal and exclusion. We will conduct a thorough inspection, identify the entry points and design a professional and effective service plan.
KNOW WHAT’S BUGGING YOU
What do they look like?
Varies 1.1in – 5.6ft
Color: Various shades of black and brown
What are it’s identifying characteristics?
Bats are easily identified by their webbed body, large funnel shaped ears, and their ability to hang upside down.
What does it eat?
Different species of bat have different diets, including insects, nectar, fruit, mammals, and animal blood.
Where does it hide?
In your home, bats can build nests in walls, behind the chimney, along the roof line and in the attic.
What can it do to me?
Bats are known to carry rabies and there dropping when disturbed the airborne particles can cause Histoplasmosis, a serious respiratory illness. Bats can also carry ticks, motes and other bacteria that can be harmful to humans and pets.
Call us. Let us asses your situation. With the proper treatment and chemicals, we can get your situation under control and eliminate the bats
Contact LONESTAR Pest Solutions for an inspection.
PO Box 461574 , San Antonio, Texas 78246 | Office: (210) 653-4250