Bats are often found in older homes because of the ample number of entry points – chimneys, holes in siding, vents, and other cracks. Bats can squeeze into spaces that are only the size of a quarter, so it’s not very hard for them to find a way into your home. It’s important to remember that bats are a crucial part of our environment, so they should always be removed from your home by a pest control professional. Bats do a great job of controlling the insect population, as a single bat can eat up to 3,000 insects per night. It’s also illegal to kill bats in most of the United States. If you’re in the New Orleans area and are looking to get rid of the bats living in your home, contact Pied Piper Pest Control so we can deal with them properly!
Bats in Your Home or Attic
Bats generally do not cause problems to the people whose house they are living in, as they aren’t aggressive to humans and are very quiet. Many people who have bats living in their attic never know it because they make next to no noise. However, a large colony of bats can become a nuisance because of noise and odor, and bats should never be in the living space of your house or home . Some bats carry diseases like rabies and are even linked to the SARS (or severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus.
Getting Rid of Bats
As stated above, the best way to get rid of bats that are living in your home is by calling a pest control professional, like Pied Piper Pest Control. However, there are some tricks that you can use at home to help get the flying critters out of your attic. One way to do this is by buying or building a bat house – like a bird house – and putting it outside your home. Bats are attracted to small areas that protect them from predators and the elements, so hanging a bat house outside where the bats are congregating can be a great way to draw them out of your home. Another DIY solution to a bat problem is by eliminating the food and water that is attracting them. Start by removing the insects that the bats are feeding on, as well as stagnant water sources like bird baths, pets water dishes, trash cans, buckets, and debris in gutters and drains.
Contact Pied Piper Pest Control
If you have a bat problem and are located in the greater New Orleans area, contact Pied Piper Pest Control by giving us a call at (504) 366-1333 or fill out the contact form on our website!