Bats

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Bats are part of nature’s pest control program. In fact, one brown bat can eat up to 3000 mosquitoes each night, so bats definitely benefit people! But sometimes they can become a nuisance and a health risk when they inhabit human dwellings.

 

Risks from bats to your health and home include:

Human diseases including rabies and vectors of several zoonotic infections. These include: severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Henipavirus, Nipah, and Hendra.

Bat droppings (Guano) can carry Hystoplasmosis, a serious respiratory disorder that can kill humans.

Guano may produce mold and fungus

Guano may carry ectoparasites (mites) and other insects

Damage to property from feces and urine

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generally recommends that if you have had any contact with a potentially infected bat to report it promptly. Should you have contact you must immediately be treated with post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) regiment to prevent contraction of the highly fatal virus.  In the US alone 30,000 treatments, mostly related to bats, are performed every year.

 

NaturZone can provide you with complete bat removal services, we can humanely capture a bat, decontaminate and bat-proof your house.

 

Call us now toll free at 1-866-390-PEST (7378) or click here for a free no obligation quote.