Prevent bats from entering your home as their active season heats up

If you have bats in your home and you haven’t noticed, you’ll know soon.

Bat breeding season is over and now we’re in the thick of the birthing season.

Bat breeding season is over and now we’re in the thick of the birthing season. In a few weeks though those baby bats will be adult bats and you’ll hear them in your home.

“Small scuffling on the drywall,” is a big indicator according to Critter Control’s Cory Wilson. “You can hear scratching or a lot of times you’ll hear their squeaking [and] chirping.”

People will often confuse bat guano for mouse waste and put out traps. The easy way to check is to take a close look with a light. If the waste has a reflective look to it it’s guano. Those reflective specks are pieces of insects the bat has eaten.

Critter Control is extra busy this time of year with bat calls. It’s a common problem in Springfield homes.

Their cave systems in Springfield is underneath most of the northeast to southwest sides of town so when they come out of hibernation. We’ve built houses on top of where they used to go.

Making a home in yours is their way of adapting to circumstances.

If you think you do have a bat problem getting it fixed as soon as possible is critical. The longer they are there, the more likely fixing it will take a bigger toll on your home and your wallet.

“The feces the urine. Things like that inside that attic does tend to have an association with the cost going on,” Wilson explains.

It is a problem you should leave to professionals though.

Bats are federally protected so you can’t just kill them. Plus they help keep our insect population under control here in Springfield.

Prevention is also key. Normal upkeep to your home should do the trick. Just making sure there are no gaps in your roof or ways they could find a way in.

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