In warmer months of spring and summer, mother bats will look for dark and isolated places to roost and raise their babies. Species in Texas, like the big brown bat, Mexican & big free-tailed bats, roost in large groups. Vacant attics offer the ideal spots for bats to roost, providing warm, dark environments safe from predators. Bats are occasionally found in eaves of buildings.
Are There Bats in My Attic?
Unless there is a big population of bats in the attic, bat infestations can go undetected for a long time. Keep an eye out for the winged critters flitting out of the attic once dusk arrives, and returning before dawn.
They can also be detected by noticing stains on exterior walls caused by bat excrement. Inside the house, the smell of bat guano can become noticeable over time. Large infestations of bats in the attic can deposit enough guano to make the ceiling sag and eventually collapse.
Prevention & Removal
Bats are capable of transmitting rabies, and their excrement can cultivate the growth of histoplasmosis, a fungus that causes respiratory illness in humans. To protect the home from these dangers, individuals must prevent bats from being able to access the attic in the first place. Install vent covers and seal up possible points of entry such as open windows, holes, or loose boards. Homeowners should never attempt to remove a live bat in an attic. Instead, call a professional wildlife removal service. The experts at Trutech can help get rid of nuisance bats, clean out infested attics, and seal up the house so that no more can ever get inside.