Most bats live near human habitations without ever making their presence known, but they will sometimes colonize our homes, living in our attics or other seldom-accessed parts of the house.
A gap only 3/8″ x 1″ is all that some bats need in order to gain access to your home.
Once a bat colony is established in your home (in an attic, for example) steps must be taken to correct the issue:
- Removing the bats from your home
- Sealing the home to prevent reinfestation
- Removal of fecal matter left by the bats
- Removal of insulation contaminated by the bats
- Disinfecting and deodorizing the area
Bats are the only major predator of night-flying insects and eat a variety of other insects, as well; in that regard they are beneficial to humans. But it’s best to keep them out of our homes!