The Basic Principles of Echolocation in Bats

By now, you are well-informed that bats are not blind. In fact, they see quite well. Their echolocating abilities are more than just a visual guide; they are a biological instrument that provides an advantage in many areas of Microchiroptera bat life. Here in this blog, you will learn the fundamental facts surrounding echolocation and bats, including which bats are not equipped with natural echolocating abilities.

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What is Echolocation?

Dictionary.com defines echolocation as, “the general method of locating objects by determining the time for an echo to return and the direction from which it returns, as by radar or sonar.” But in terms of animals, like bats, they better define it as, “the sonar-like system used by (…) animals to detect and locate objects by emitting usually high-pitched sounds that reflect off the object and return to the animal’s ears or other sensory receptors.”

In plain language, echolocation is like sonar, in that you let out a sound wave, wait for the sound wave to come back to you, and then use that data to define an environmental guide for whatever application you need.

Bats are not the only animals who use echolocation; dolphins and whales are well-known echolocating species, as well as, some birds and species of shrew, and possibly even hedgehogs, are suspected of using the same type of biological gift. For these animals, the primary purposes of echolocation are coordination and direction, evading obstacles, hunting or obtaining food, and interacting socially.

How Does it Work?

Although it is not yet fully understood by the scientific community how echolocation in bats works, but we do have a basic theory. Scientists and researchers have ultimately determined that bats have built-in vocal chords that vibrate when they move air past them.

They emit these extremely high-pitched sounds from their mouths (or sometimes noses) as they fly, which in turn, travel through the air as a sound wave. These traveling sound waves have energy that bounces off anything it comes into contact with.

After emitting these extremely high-pitched sound waves, bats listen carefully for their return, and use the time data to configure their surroundings more precisely. They use this to dart and dive for flying insects, better navigate obstructions, and more.

Dealing With Nuisance Bats?

Although bats are an important part of our Eco-system, and even our economy, they can sometimes pose certain threats if their colonies get too close. If you suspect you have issues with bats, or a bat infestation in the attic or other area of your home, contact our DNR licensed and insured professionals at 553-502-7622 for safe and humane bat control service in Louisville, Kentucky and its surrounding counties. We have more than two decades of experience working with bats, and offer both residential and commercial bat removal and control services, including minor attic restorations for bat damages. Request a free estimate, today.

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Do Bats Live Near My House?

Are you concerned about nuisance bats? If so, there are plenty of precautions you can take to protect your assets from animal damage, as well as your loved ones from exposure to infectious diseases and injuries. But first, assess whether or not bats are actually a threat in your area. Chances are, there are local bat populations that exist within your community; however, whether or not they will actually affect your home or property largely depends on your environmental surroundings.

Continue reading to learn how to spot bat activity in and around your property, and what you can do to protect your home and loved ones from nuisance bats.

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Environmental Factors

As mentioned, whether or not bats are indeed a possible threat depends on certain factors, namely environmental ones. You see, here in Kentucky, bats are insectivores, which means they eat a diet of insects, mostly flying sorts like gnats, flies, moths, and of course, mosquitoes. They also eat termites, beetles, and several others types of insects, but the flying bugs will easily give away a bat’s location.

Why? Well these insects typically group together in large swarms, which are very visible during dusk. And where do these bugs like to fly? Around water, like streams, creeks, ponds, lakes, and rivers. So if your home is located near a body of water such as these, you can be sure there are bats living nearby that eat up all the swarming insects each night.

To see for yourself, go outside right before the sun sets, when the light is still bright, but receding. Then look above an area of water for a swarm of insects. Be patient, and wait for any signs of bats. If you see a bird-like animal swooping down and darting through the swarm of insects, you are witnessing a bat eating its dinner! They are actually the world’s greatest built-in pest control because a single bat can consume more than 1,000 mosquitoes in just one night! You can thank them for your comfortable backyards and picnic areas.

Want to learn other ways to spot bat activity in and around your house? See our blog, “Top 5 Indications That You Have a Bat Infestation” to develop a checklist that can be investigated for clues.

Safe and Humane Bat Control in Kentucky

Call 502-553-7622 for Louisville bat removal and control you can trust. We are DNR licensed and insured bat control contractors who use safe, non-lethal methods of wildlife extraction and exclusion. We serve both residential and commercial clients, and at the most competitive prices in town. Emergency 24 hour bat removal service is also available. Request a free estimate, today.

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Does Your Attic Smell Like Ammonia?

Now that spring is here, many homeowners are beginning their annual list of chores to get their home’s turned over for the upcoming warm seasons. During this time, it is commonly required to access the attic area for things like inspections, cleaning, storage, and more. If you were just up in your attic space, and noticed a foul or strong chemical-like smell, you might need to add bat removal and cleanup to your spring to-do list.

Continue reading to learn why the smell of ammonia is a common sign of a bat infestation, and what to do if you have bats in the attic in Louisville.

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Bat Droppings

Bat droppings are known as guano. Guano accumulates in mass amounts in the case of a bat infestation, mostly due to the fact that bats are not solitary animals and often come in large numbers. Furthermore, a single bat can consume more than its own body weight in insects each night (up to 1,000 insects), which can lead to a load of droppings. Needless to say, bat guano is a big, unhygienic mess to have on your hands, and must be remediated with haste.

Potential Dangers of Guano

Not only is bat guano unsanitary, it is also toxic and poses several structural and safety hazards. Foremost, overtime bat guano grows fungal spores that can cause a serious respiratory disease known as Histoplasmosis. These fungal spores are caused by a fungus known as Histoplasmosis Capsulatum, which upon inhalation, causes flu-like symptoms, such as coughing and difficulty breathing.

Although not contagious, it can be easily contracted if precaution is not taken, especially among infants, elderly, and those with weakened or suppressed immune systems. See our blog, “What is Histoplasmosis?” to learn details about this illness, including causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and more.

Aside from Histoplasmosis and structural damages, there are several more dangers and concerns surrounding bat droppings that you must take into consideration when dealing with nuisance bats. Read our blog, “Can Bat Guano Hurt Me?” to understand these risks more.

The Smell of Ammonia

As for smell, bat guano accumulations are commonly described as having an odor similar to ammonia, which is found in high concentrations in cat urine. A most unpleasant and strong smell, ammonia-like odors in your attic are a blatant indication of a bat infestation. If you smell ammonia, or any other foul odor in your attic, contact a DNR licensed Louisville bat removal company for information on what to do and how to get rid of them.

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Call 553-502-7622 for prompt and professional 24 hour bat removal in Louisville, Kentucky and its surrounding areas. We are DNR licensed bat removal contractors that offer safe and non-lethal, 24 hour bat extraction and exclusion services for residential and commercial properties. We also provide bat cleanup and minor attic restorations for bat damages too. Request a free estimate, anytime.

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Do You Need Emergency Bat Removal in Jefferson County?

Bat infestations are commonly discovered in the wee hours of the night since they are nocturnal. At night, between the hours of duck and dawn, are when bats are active and moving about in their roosts. Whether you discover one lone bat on the wall in your home, or an entire colony in the attic, you don’t have to wait until morning to contact a professional for help in Jefferson County, Louisville.

We Provide 24 Hour Bat Removal!

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Emergency Bat Removal 502-553-7622

Our DNR licensed and insured wildlife abatement specialists are on duty, around the clock, and can respond to your emergency bat removal needs, regardless of time or day! Just call 502-553-7622 and tell us about your situation. We will give you step-by-step instructions, over the phone, to keep you and your family relaxed and protected until we arrive.

Why Choose Us?

Not only are we wildlife rescue and control specialists who are licensed by the Department of Natural Resources and the state of Kentucky, we also have more than two decades of hands-on experience in the bat abatement field. Furthermore, we only use safe and non-lethal methods of bat abatement, and operate our business within established industry standards and best practices, as well as, in accordance with local, state, and federal laws that govern wildlife. So you can trust that bats are protected and safely transported to a faraway habitat where they can live out the remainder of their lives in peace.

What We Can Do For You

We offer a wide range of bat removal and control services, for both residential and commercial clients, including bat extraction, exclusion, proofing, inspections, checkups, estimates, referrals, emergency service, and much more. In addition to getting rid of bats, we also provide comprehensive bat cleanup and restoration services to correct the mess and damage they tend to leave behind. We may also be able to provide bat damage insurance claim work depending on your particular policy and carrier.

Areas We Serve

To keep up with the increasing demand for bat abatement service, we maintain a large-scale service area in Louisville, and throughout Central Kentucky. The cities we service include, but are not limited to, Fairdale, Fern Creek, Graymoor/Devondale, Highview, Jeffersontown, Lydon, Mt. Washington, Newburg, Okolona, Pleasure Ridge Park, Shively, Shepherdsville, Shelbyville, St. Matthews, St. Dennis, Valley Station, and even parts of Indiana, such as Clarksville, New Albany, and Sellersburg.

How to Get Started

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Louisville Bat Removal

Anytime you need our Louisville bat removal services, all you have to do is call our main headquarters at 502-553-7622 and let us know what’s going on. From there, we will instruct you on what to do while you wait for one of our specialists to arrive. Read our blog, “Frequently Asked Questions About Bat Removal” to better understand your role and what to expect from the entire process.

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Learn All About the Tricolored Bat Formerly Known as the Eastern Pipistrelle

There are 16 known species of bats found here in Kentucky. This makes us a very lucky state since bats serve such a high ecological and economic importance! Of these 16 species of bat, 14 are categorized as permanent residents, making us even luckier, but 3 are unfortunately listed as federally-endangered. For these reasons and more, it is important to preserve and protect our local bat species as much as we can. Read our recent blog, “How to Be Bat Friendly” to learn how you can do your part to contribute to Kentucky bat preservation.

Some of the most common species of bat found in Kentucky include the Virginia big eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), the gray bat (Myotis grisescens), the Seminole bat, the Mexican free-tailed bat, Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis), and much more. In fact, read our recent blog, “Most Common Species of Bat Found in Kentucky” to view the complete list.

In this blog, we would like to spotlight a special bat called the Tricolored bat, which was formally known as the Eastern Pipistrelle. Why the name change? What is this bat like? Continue reading to learn some fun and interesting facts about this singular species of bat found right here in Kentucky.

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Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus)

Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus)

The Tricolored bat was initially referred to as the “Eastern Pipistrelle”, or Pipistrellus subflavus. The name was modified because it was technically an inaccurate classification since mounting evidence showed that the Eastern Pipistrelle is a much more distance relative than once thought. As result, the species was removed from the scientific genus Pipistrellus, and placed in its own genus, Perimyotis.

❦ Description

The name gives a good description of what the Tricolored bat looks like. It typically has reddish brown to yellowish brown fur, lighter under bellies, and black wing flesh. But it is their back fur that gives them their name because it has gray at the base, tan in the mid-section, and dark at the tips. On average, the Tricolored bat weighs between 4 to 10 grams, is around 3 and half inches in length, and has a wingspan of 9 and half inches.

❦ Range and Habitat

As mentioned, the Tricolored bat calls Kentucky its home, but generally only in the summer months and during migration. Other times, their range extends elsewhere. In fact, they have an impressive range, extending across the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, south into Central America, and even west into the central Great Plains. When it comes to a place to rest, Tricolored bats like to live alone or in small groups, and make their roosts in hollowed trees, abandoned mines, and caves near running bodies of water.

❦ Diet

Like most Microchiroptera bats, Tricolored bats are insectivores, which means they only eat insects. Their favorites include mosquitoes, gnats, dragonflies, moths, and anything else that flies around at night. A single bat can consume more than twice its body weight in insects in just one night. That adds up to an average of 1,000 insects per bat, per evening! That is incredible pest control for farmers, gardeners, crops, and more.

Nuisance Bat Problems

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Louisville Bat Removal

If bats are a nuisance in or around your property, contact 502-553-7622 for safe and non-lethal bat removal and control in Louisville, Kentucky. We are DNR licensed and insured bat control contractors who use safe, non-lethal methods of extraction and exclusion. We serve both residential and commercial clients, and at the most competitive prices in town. Emergency 24 hour service is also available. Request a free estimate, today.

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How to Be Bat Friendly

Bats serve a vital ecological importance all over the world. From cross-pollination and pest control, to economy stimulus, modern medicine, and more, bats have helped our society in more ways than you can imagine. Although bats can also be quite the nuisance when they infest our homes and properties, it is important to protect and preserve local bat populations. Fortunately, there are several ways you can achieve this without any threat of bats becoming a problem around your property!

Continue reading to learn how to be bat friendly by supporting the local bat colonies in your town!

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Louisville Bat Removal and Control 502-553-7622

⊶ Install a Bat House

Bat houses are fun and supportive, all at the same time! See our blog, “The Benefits of Putting Up a Bat House” to learn just how wonderful having bat houses around your property can be, for both you and the local bat populations around town. There are several important rules and guidelines for installing a bat house, so be sure to learn what you need to know before getting started. Bat houses must be specifically constructed and hung. For example, you should not mount a bat house on a tree because it can put bats at risk of certain predators.

⊶ Respect Their Personal Space

Bats sometimes lose their way. They can either enter into an area they are not wanted, get lost from their mother, or even suffer an injury. As a result, it is common to come across a bat. If this ever happens, it is vital that you never attempt to move, touch, trap, harm, or kill a bat under any circumstances. Not only is it inhumane and potentially dangerous to you, it is also against the law. Some bat species that are native to Kentucky are listed as state and federally endangered. See our blog, “Most Common Species of Bat Found in Kentucky” to learn more about threatened bat species in our state. You may also benefit from our blog, “What to Do If You Find a Dead Bat” or “Here’s What to Do if You Have a Bat in the House” for guidance on similar situations.

⊶ Make Wellness Donations

If you want to show your support for both local and national bat populations, you can make wellness donations, money or time, to a bat conservation and Rabies management initiative, such as the Kentucky Wildlife Center, Cave and Karst Protection Program, Bat Conservation International, Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation, the Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

Safe and Humane Bat Removal Services

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Louisville Bat Removal and Control

Call 502-553-7622 for Louisville bat removal and control you can trust. We are DNR licensed and insured bat control contractors who use safe, non-lethal methods of extraction and exclusion. We serve both residential and commercial clients, and at the most competitive prices in town. Emergency 24 hour service is also available. Request a free estimate, today.

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Most Common Species of Bat Found in Kentucky

Several species of bat are regularly found dwelling inside residential and commercial structures. The most common species include the Little Brown Bat and Big Brown Bat, but there are many more species that tend to be native to the Kentucky area. To start, you may enjoy our blog, “Interesting Facts About the Little Brown Bat” since this is among the most common species here in the state. Below, you will find a complete list of the most common bat species that live in Kentucky and its surrounding regions.

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Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Bat Species Native to Kentucky:

Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)

Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus)

Evening Bat (Nycticeius humeralis)

Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens)

Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)

Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)

Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)

Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat (Plecotus rafinesquii)

Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)

Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)

Small-Footed Bat (Myotis leibii)

Southeastern Bat (Myotis austroriparius)

Virginia Big-Eared Bat (Plecotus townsendii virginianus)

Bat Control Services

Here in Kentucky, bats can be a nuisance for residential and commercial property owners. Not only can bats fit through an opening as tiny as 3/8th of an inch, making it simple for them to gain access inside, they are also common carriers of several infectious diseases and parasites. These are reasons enough to ensure your home or building is protected against possible bat intrusions. Contact a licensed and insured bat removal company near you for an on-site inspection and assessment. They can give you all the necessary information and recommendations you need to be ready for bat breeding season, which is coming up very shortly!

If you see or suspect bats around your property, your best approach is to contact a professional right away for an on-site inspection. Bats can cause extensive structural damage, plus pose a long list of health and safety risks, making it a top priority to remove them as soon as they are discovered. A qualified bat removal and control company will inspect your property, inside and out, and then make the proper recommendations needed to have protection against animal intrusions and infestations.

Contact Our DNR Licensed Bat Pros TODAY!

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Louisville Bat Removal 502-553-7622

Call 502-553-7622 for prompt and professional Louisville bat removal and control you can trust. We are DNR licensed wildlife control contractors who provide residential and commercial bat removal services at competitive prices. Whether you have one bat or an entire colony, we are fully equipped to manage any job regardless of size or scope. Request a free estimate, today.

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How to Solve Nuisance Bat Problems in Winter

Bats are extraordinary mammals. Not only do they serve a vital ecological role, they help support our local economies. Furthermore, there are several interesting and impressive facts about bats that will open your eyes to their amazing ways. For instance, did you know that bats are the only mammals on Earth that are capable of true flight? That means that bats are the only mammals that can actually fly like birds. There is much more to learn and love about bats, but there are also certain warnings you should be aware of, especially if you live near woods or a year-round body of water.

Bats can also be a nuisance animal to homes and buildings. Not only can they squeeze into tiny openings and cause structural damages to properties, they pose a long list of health and safety risks to both people and pets. Basically, bats are wonderful in nature, but you do not want them to become a nuisance problem around your house.

Continue reading to learn what you need to know about abating nuisance bats this winter.

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Louisville Bat Control 502-553-7622

Hibernation, Histoplasmosis, and More

Bats in the Kentucky regions hibernate for the winter. Their hibernation period generally begins around mid-October, but can sometimes be delayed until the temperatures begin to remain under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Once in hibernacula, bats remain in a torpor-like state until spring emerges with warmer weather. So how does this affect you as a homeowner?

Bats look for warm, private, safe areas to hibernate for the winter, and our homes are a common target. Bats are small, and can fit through openings as little as 3/8th of an inch, giving them access to attics, rafters, walls, roofs, garages, crawl spaces, basements, and more. Torn screens and vents, loose shingles, missing chimney caps, damaged weatherproofing, thin layers of insulation, crumbling mortar, and rotted siding are common entry points for bats. Once inside, they will soil everything with their droppings, which is not only unsanitary and structurally damaging, it also poses the risk of Histoplasmosis.

Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease caused by inhaling airborne spores that grow on bat guano. These spores can get into ventilation systems and travel through the interior living quarters of the home, putting everyone at risk of developing this serious respiratory disease. Furthermore, bats are known carriers of several infectious diseases, such as Rabies. They also carry and spread pests, such as lice, mites, ticks, and fleas.

What to Do About Nuisance Bats

To abate bats in the winter, you need to implement preventative maintenance before they go into hibernation. This includes having your home inspected and sealed by a professional Louisville bat control company. But if you already have a bat problem on your hands right now, it is not too late to deal with it effectively.

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Louisville Bat Removal 502-553-7622

Call 502-553-7622 for prompt and professional Louisville bat removal and control you can trust. We are DNR licensed wildlife control contractors who provide residential and commercial bat removal services at competitive prices. Whether you have one bat or an entire colony, we are fully equipped to manage any job regardless of size or scope. Request a free estimate or advice, anytime.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bat Removal

Bats are fascinating mammals with incredible appetites and impressive flying skills. However admirable, bats can still be a nuisance to property owners because they can cause loads of structural damage and even pose certain health and safety hazards. You see, bats in Indiana can fit through openings as small as 3/8th an inch! This means they can quickly find access points that allow them entry into residential and commercial buildings. Once inside, they find the darkest, coziest, and most secluded area to roost. When this situation comes to attention, the only solution is licensed bat removal and bat control.  

If you suspect that bats are a potential nuisance around your property, you may find these frequently asked questions about bat removal quite helpful.

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What are the Signs of Bats in the House?

The most common signs that bats are living in your attic or some other interior area of your home are sounds. Hearing strange chattering, fluttering, chirping, or shuffling noises in the walls or ceiling is a standard indication of bats in the house. Also, finding bat dropping (guano) on your property is a blatant give-away. You can also look for oily or grease-like stains on walls, windows, door frames, siding, and other possible entry points for bats. These are all common signs of bat activity. Another tell-tale sign of a bat infestation are stains on walls and ceilings, or foul odors that seem to come from them.

Can I Remove Bats Myself?

Bats can be dangerous, and even protected under law, so never attempt to touch, trap, move, harm, or kill a bat in or around your home. Having the proper equipment and experience is crucial to successfully getting rid of bats from your property and preventing them from re-entering again.  Bat abatement involves a lot more than just extraction, and in most states, even requires a professional licensed. You could face potential fines and other penalties if you tamper with a protected bat species, or attempt to transport an exotic wildlife animal without the proper authority.

Are Bats Dirty Like Rodents?

Well, yes, because bats are wild animals. Although they known carriers of various infectious diseases that are hazardous to both people and pets.  Such diseases include the Rabies virus, Histoplasmosis, Leptospirosis, and even Salmonella.  All of these infections can be transferred, transmitted, and passed along to humans and pets; and they are all potentially fatal if left untreated.  

Will Bats Attack?

Bats are not naturally aggressive mammals, and they are more afraid of you than you are of them. So they are not likely to “attack” unless they are provoked in some way while trying to protect or nurse their young, or they are infected with a disease.

What Do I Do if I Find a Bat in the House?

If you find a bat on the wall or other area inside your home, immediately relocate all people and pets to a secluded room. From there, open up all of the windows and doors to the adjacent rooms, and then gently tap the surface near the bat with a broom or other long-handled device. This will encourage the bat to fly away, and hopefully, outdoors. If this does not work, contact a licensed Louisville bat removal company for emergency service.

Where Can I Get Affordable Bat Removal in Louisville?

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Call 502-553-7622 for prompt and professional Louisville bat removal you can trust. We are DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control professionals with more than two decades of experience working with bats. We offer residential and commercial abatement services, including minor attic restorations for bat damages. Request a free estimate, today.

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Do Bats Carry Diseases?

If you live near a natural bat habitat, such as large bodies of water, cavernous rock, abandoned mines, or forests, you will eventually spot some sooner or later. And when you start to see bats around your property, it is natural to have some concerns. Aside from structural damages, you are likely worried about the potential of contact, or worse, exposure. That is because bats can carry a wide range of diseases and more.

Continue reading to learn which diseases bats are known to carry, including which ones are transmissible and which are mostly harmless.

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Louisville Bat Removal and Control 502-553-7622

Rabies Virus

The most feared disease that bats are known to be common carriers of is the Rabies virus. This virus is scary because there is no cure once infected, whether animal or human. For this reason, pet vaccinations are vital, and even mandatory by law in some states. Furthermore, vaccines are strongly encouraged for people who are regularly in situations where bat exposure may occur, such as miners, spelunkers, animal handlers, farmers, and exotic vets.

Histoplasmosis

Although Histoplasmosis is not a disease, it is still detrimental to people and pets. It is a fungus that is bred by large accumulations of bat guano, which develop airborne spores that can be inhaled and cause serious eye, lung, and other respiratory infections.  If you suspect that your home or property has a bat infestation, you may have a Histoplasmosis problem as well.  Have the entire vicinity inspected by a professional who retains proper equipment and training to accurately identify bat threats.

Parasites

As mentioned, there are some bat diseases that are not necessarily harmful, but nonetheless, severely disadvantageous. Parasites like lice, fleas, ticks, and mites can be carried and spread to people and pets, as well as, upholstery, clothing, outdoor fabrics, and more. Even though they are not fatal and will not likely cause serious illness, they are not pleasant to have around. Furthermore, the process of eliminating such parasites is tedious and cumbersome.

Louisville Bat Removal and Control

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Louisville Bat Removal 502-553-7622

Call 502-553-7622 to request a free estimate for Louisville bat removal and control, today. We offer a wide range of bat removal and control services for both residential and commercial properties, at the most competitive prices in town. That means you can get affordable bat removal and control you can trust. It was over 30 years of experience under our belts, you can feel confident in our results.

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