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FAQ

Why remove the bats if there are only a few of them? What damage can they do?

Bat infestation causes more problems than you would think. For instance, bat urine rapidly decays the structue it saturates. Bat feces, or guano, contains respiratory diseases, most commonly histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is an infection that occurs from breathing in the spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, which can cause fever, cough, chest pain, joint pain, mouth sores and a rash. Bats, themselves, carry a parisite that can feed on humans. In addition, bats are known carriers of rabies.

 

What will bats do to my property value?

A building infested with bats can lose up to 10% of its value and becomes very difficult to sell. No one wants to buy a bat house.

 

Why should I hire a professional to remove the bats?

The Bat Guys Bat Removal removes bats in a humane and safe way. People who don’t understand correct removal techniques can kill hundreds of bats each year, which is illegal. Bats are protected by federal and state laws. Bats are essential to our environment and valuable for insect control, especially mosquitoes. You want the bats outside, not dead. To keep them out, all entry points need to be sealed. This is a difficult, technical process because bats can access holes the size of a quarter. We need them in the environment, just not our homes.

 

If I build a bat house, will they leave my home?

Unfortunately not, unless you bat proof your home first. Bats will return to the same place year after year until all entry points of that structure have been sealed.

 

We just reroofed our home. Will the bats return?

Sometimes just having your home worked on can create new flaws in the structure that bats can now enter through. Most companies will not seal up all entry points in a structure while re-roofing or re-siding.