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Bats

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Serving the Denver Metro Area from Castle Rock to Boulder​

Signs You Might Have Bats

Staining:

  • Discoloration at entry points
  • No visible tracks or claw marks climbing to the entry

Droppings:

  • Around the entry
  • Ammonia or musky smell
  • Shiny black
  • Contain insect parts
  • Small 1/8-1/4 inch

Sounds:

  • High-pitched squeaking
  • Scratching

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If you think you have a bat problem, please call or contact Animal & Pest Control Specialist, Inc, serving homes across the Front Range, including Denver, Evergreen, and Castle Rock.

Bats Nuisance Concerns:

  • Guano (bat droppings) is a fertile ground for fungal diseases called “Histoplasmosis” and can be transferred to humans who breathe in the fungal spores
    • Histoplasmosis can be fatal
    • Caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum
    • Symptoms include fever, anemia, and weight loss
  • Bat bugs (commonly confused with—and related to–bed bugs) are usually found along with a colony.
  • Known carriers of rabies and other diseases
    • Most rabies deaths in the US are associated with bats

Bat Removal:

  • Can only be killed if creating a nuisance in dwellings
  • Best technique: APCS will install “ONE WAY” bat doors so that they can get out but not back in
  • Within a week, APCS will pull traps and seal the entry
  • For reliable removal, check for more entries and seal them all
  • Guano clean up services are offered

General Information about Bats:

  • Nocturnal
  • A single bat can eat up to 1,200 insects in an hour
  • Use “Echolocation,” similar to sonar, to navigate around objects in the dark
  • Usually have one litter a year consisting of 1-2 babies, typically in the late spring
  • Only need a half inch or less of space to enter a house or building

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