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Bats are fascinating mammals known for their ability to fly and consume large quantities of insects each night. While they play a crucial role in controlling insect populations and pollinating plants, having them in your attic can pose several dangers:

  1. Health Risks: Bats can carry diseases such as rabies, histoplasmosis (a fungal disease found in their droppings), and ectoparasites like ticks and fleas. Their droppings, known as guano, can accumulate in attics and pose a risk of respiratory issues if disturbed.

  2. Structural Damage: Bats may cause structural damage to your attic by scratching and gnawing on wood, insulation, and electrical wiring. Their presence can also lead to foul odors and staining from urine and droppings.

  3. Noise and Disturbance: Bats are nocturnal creatures and are most active during the night. Their activities, including chirping, scratching, and flying, can disrupt your sleep and cause discomfort.

  4. Legal Issues: In some areas, it may be illegal to disturb or harm bats due to their protected status. Attempting to remove bats from your attic without proper permits or following regulations can lead to legal consequences.

Remember, inspections are free and you are better safe than sorry. Contact us today.