The question one poses is, Does bat hibernate in houses? The answer is short and disturbing for some home owners. Yes, Bats do Hibernate in houses. In some parts of the mid west and mid Atlantic states such as North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Bats do not go into deep Hibernation. They simply go lethargic for several weeks at a time. We often see bats flying around in the late winter sky hoping to catch a meal.
The bats body functions slow to the min. that is needed to sustain life. their heart beat slows to a 20 beats per minute. This is a drastic reduction from the almost 600 beats per minute that is “normal” for a bat. This essentional because a bat only has a couple of grams of fat on its body. A bat in full hibernation can survive 4 months on two grams of fat. It is also a fact that a bat will loose 1/4 to 1/2 of its total body weight during this time period.
Bats Hibernating in my attic
If you suspect that you have bats hibernating in your attic or walls you should contact a professional bat removal and control company. bats are a protected species and only certified licensed professional should attempt to remove the hibernating bats form your attic. There are many laws that pertain to hibernating bats and all the laws and regulations should be known before proceeding. Things we know:
- Bats do hibernate in your attic and walls
- Bats are protected species in all states
- Bats are very beneficial to the environment
- Bats in the attic should be handled by a professional
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Bats in my house!
We are going to share a letter we received from a customer of our Jacksonville, Fl Bat Removal Professional that we found to be very common and shared lots of similarities to other callers and letters we received in the past, the letter follows:
Hi, My name is Michele, I live in the Coastal areas of Jacksonville, Florida. I have had some strange things happening in my home over the last several months and would like someone from your company to come to our home to inspect it for bats. It all started several months ago when my Son Timmy got a respiratory infection after getting the Christmas lights from the attic area of our home. After Christmas Timmy started displaying signs of Labored Breathing, so we took him to our general physician. after a complete physical, blood work and some lung x rays. It was determined that Timmy Has displayed beginning signs of Hystoplasmosis.
After some research, I found some information linking Hystoplasmosis to bat Guano. I told my husband this information and we went into the attic and found large amounts of bat droppings. This is truly alarming and want this situation took care of as soon as possible. The bats in the attic have caused enough problems for me and my family.
Sharon in Jacksonville, Florida
This is a very common letter. Do not wait until it is to late to remove the bats from your home. Have a professional from the pages do a inspection of your attic if you think you may have a bat problem. A professional bat removal expert can be found here.
Bats In Houston TX
Bats in Houston TX, is the number 1 nuisance call that any wildlife removal company in Texas receives. It is estimated that there is aprox 250,000 Mexican free tailed bats that live in the Waugh Drive Bat Colony. This is listed as one of the 5 greatest things to see in Houston. Find a link with more information about the Waugh Drive Bat colony here.
Houston Texas is a wonderful city and a city that really loves its bats. it is estimated that the Houston bat colony drives over half a million people a year to the city of Houston, Just to see the bats fly at Dusk. if you have a problem with bats and you live in Houston, Give our professional wildlife removal company a call to help you solve your problem.
Some of the problems we run into in houston are:
You can find the professional that handles the Houston area by clicking here.
Until next time.
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Bats in my Church
A very Common call for bat removal professionals is Bats in a church. Churches usually have very large, tall steeples. This is a perfect entry point for bats to enter and exit a building without much disturbance. Churches are quiet most of the time, except on Sundays and Wednesdays. This offers bats a nice quiet place to “hang out”.
There have been several occasions where there was so much guano in a church building that the ceiling actually fell, dumping hundreds of pounds of guano inside the church floor, covering the pugh’s and other areas of the church.
Churches and other buildings seem to be a magnet that attracts bats and bat colonies. This church here pictured has several hundred bats in the attic. all the bats were removed and the guano was cleaned and the entire attic was disinfected. This assured the congregation that the building was safe to go into. If you have bats in your Church, please visit our list of Pre-Screened Professional.
I have a bat in my wall!
That’s what the caller was telling me on the phone, turns out the bat really wasn’t in her wall, it was in the dryer vent that went thru her wall. She was really upset and we told her we could be there in 20 minutes. She was happy so, off we went. Showed up at her house and sure enough the bat was in her dryer vent making some scratching and shirking sounds. The bat was trying to escape but was only putting its self deeper in the dryer vent. We get our bat removal tools from the truck and remove the dryer from the wall. After the dryer was removed from the wall, the vent duct was removed and the bat was captured. What a great day, we got to save a bat that was “stuck in a Lady’s wall” We see wildlife get there self in some pretty interesting positions all the time. this was one that we will remember for a long time, we see bats in crazy places quit often. some of the places we find bats are:
Bats in attic
Bats behind the shutters
Bats in vents
bats in the wall
bats on my porch
These are just a sampling of the calls we get everyday to handle bats. when dealing with bats please be careful, bats are a very beneficial animal and we should never do harm to them. If you are looking for a professional to handle your bat problem, you can find one here.
As always be safe until next time
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Bats in My Attic
One of the Most Common calls in the nusiance wildlife business is Bats in a attic. This is a very common call that we receive all spring and summer. This is a problem that sometimes goes undetected for years, because bats make very little noise and are so small they can hide in the smallest cracks and creases of a attic area of a home.
This is a photo of a bat in a attic area that is hanging on to the side of a attic vent, this is a good spot for the bat to hide as fresh air always moves thru these vents, these vents are called gable vents and upward of 200 bats can live in one gable vent!!
Bats are very Benefical creatures, they consume a mass amount of bugs every evening, you should never try to handle a bat problem yourself, you should always hire a professional. Bats produce bat guano which is a very unhealthy thing to have in your attic. As this blog will progress we will talk about bats, bat removal, bat control and the health effects that bats have on your general health. You can find a professional bat removal company by going to this link.
Please check back often as we will contine to up date our bat removal blog!!!
Bat Removal and Bat Control
Bat Removal from Attic
Bat Feces Removal
Professional Bat removal company located in Jacksonville, Florida. we specialize in the removal and control of bats in attics of homes, Bats in your living space, Bats in your chimney and the clean up and removal of the feces that may contain harmful fungus. We have been in the bat removal and control business for over 20 years and are equipped to handle any bat problem in Jacksonville, Fl.
The following is some information derived from several sources thruought the internet about bats and the problems that come with them: http://www.batconservation.org/content/Batproblems.html
Bats eat millions of tons of insects each night across the United States, they are extremely important for the overall well-being of the ecosystem. Unfortunately, much prime bat habitat is destroyed each year, resulting in bats losing their lives or bats moving into people’s houses. One thing we can do to prevent bats from moving into people’s houses is to put up a bat house (remember that one bat eats 600 to 1,000 mosquito-sized insects each HOUR). Bat houses may prevent bats from taking up occupancy in human dwellings. Health officials, when properly informed, love the use of bat houses for this very reason.
If you have bats living in an unwanted place please follow the directions below to remove them. Also please note that the Center for Disease control qualifies a potential bat rabies exposure if:
- A bat was flying around in your house and you have children, unvaccinated pets, or were sleeping
- Finding a bat in the same room as a person who might be unaware that a bite or direct contact had occurred (e.g. a deeply sleeping person awakens to find a bat in the room or an adult witnesses a bat in the room with a previously unattended child, mentally disabled person, or intoxicated person)
If any of these situations have occurred the bat NEEDS to be tested for rabies by your local health department. Very few bats have rabies, but you need to take precautions with any wild animal. For more information bats in your house see Bats Flying Around in Your House below. This is from the Bat Council internation website and here credit is given. Bats in your home or attic is a very serious problem. This problem should be addressed as soon as possible to aviod any health hazards such as:
|HEALTH HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH BIRD AND BAT DROPPINGSHealth risks from birds and bats are often exaggerated. Nevertheless, large populations of roosting birds may present the risk of disease to people nearby. The most serious health risks arise from disease organisms that can grow in the nutrient-rich accumulations of bird droppings, feathers and debris under a roost — particularly if roosts have been active for years. External parasites also may become a problem when infested birds or bats leave roosts or nests. The parasites then can invade buildings and bite people.HistoplasmosisHistoplasmosis is caused by a fungus (Histoplasma capsulatum) found primarily in the areas drained by the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Both humans and animals can be affected. The disease is transmitted to humans by airborne fungus spores from soil contaminated by pigeon and starling droppings (as well as from the droppings of other birds and bats). The soil under a roost usually has to have been enriched by droppings for two years or more for the disease organism to reach significant levels. Although almost always associated with soil, the fungus has been found in droppings (particularly from bats) alone, such as in an attic.Infection occurs when spores, carried by the air are inhaled — especially after a roost has been disturbed. Most infections are mild and produce either no symptoms or a minor influenza- like illness. On occasion, the disease can cause high fever, blood abnormalities, pneumonia and even death. In some areas, including portions of Illinois, up to 80 percent of the population show evidence of previous infection. Outbreaks of histoplasmosis have occurred in Central Illinois.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported a potentially blinding eye condition — presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (OHS) — that probably results from the fungus. NIH estimates that 4 percent of those exposed to the disease are at risk of developing OHS.To help solve your bat problem give our company a call today!!
We receive alot of email everyday asking us some very interesting questions about bats and their habits. I thought I would share some really common questions with you here today. To find a professional in your area click here.
Do Bats Carry Rabies?
Of Course they do, but to ease your mind, it is estimated that 1/2 of 1 percent of all bats are rabies carrier. get that 1/2 of 1 percent!! thats is 0.05% of all bats have rabies. Bats and rabies information can be found at the www.webmd.com site.
Does Bat poop make you sick?
There are Several kinds of lung related issues you can get from bat poop. You should never atempt to clean up bat poop without the proper equipment. The right equipment is necessary to prevent you or anyone else around you from contacting any illnesses.