Signs Of Bats In The Home
Urine stains on the attic walls
Droppings piled up in one corner of the attic or near the entrance.
Seeing bats, whether alive or dead
Droppings on the insulation in the attic
Your attic has a strong ammonia odor, which is the result of excrement.
Hearing slight squeaking or scratching noises
Why Have Bats Invaded Your Attic?
Bats usually gain access to attics through cracks and crevices in roofing materials. Bats can easily tuck themselves into even the tiniest of gaps due to their small size. They can fit through gaps as small as 6 millimeters in diameter, which is about the size of a dime. Bats will roost in attics and between walls once inside the structure.
Many bat-infested homeowners will inspect their attics, expecting to find bats hanging from the rafters. In most cases, their precise location inside the home is much more challenging to determine, as they are more likely to be found in soffits, walls, and beneath the insulation.
Bat Damage To The Home
Bats can cause a wide range of problems, from physical and structural damage to health and safety issues. Due to their droppings or guano left in your chimney, walls, and attic, having bats in your house can cause a strong, unpleasant odor. If you have a bat colony in your home, you can expect at least 30 to 40 bats to leave guano every day. Guano accumulation causes an unpleasant odor to spread throughout your home, as well as a health risk that can be fatal.
Some of the problems that bats can cause in your home:
Insulation and Wiring Damage: Bats can also cause damage to your home’s insulation and wiring. These nocturnal creatures can chew through your walls, insulation, and electrical wiring, causing severe damage. Your family’s health and safety may be jeopardized due to the increased exposure to drafts, possible short circuits, and other electrical issues. Due to a breach in your insulation, particularly in your roof and attic, it can also result in higher utility bills.
Roof Damage: Bat’s create access points that could result in roof damage. Broken shingles, chewed siding, or damaged vents are all results of bat damage.