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Bat Identification - a how-to for Central Florida Home Owners and Businesses

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Added on January 25, 2023

Bat Identification in Homes and Businesses 

Bats are an increasing problem for homeowners in Central Florida.  Orlando, Palm Bay, Melbourne, New Smyrna Beach, Deland, Sanford, Winter Park and Windermere all report increasing levels of bat activity.  Other cities in Volusia County, Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County and Brevard County are seeing bat activity in cities were bats were rare in the past.  

While they're a very important part of our eco-system, bats can present a multitude of problems for homeowners ranging from discomfort to serious health concerns and structural issues.

The first question to answer, is "How do I know if I have bats in my attic?"

There are a few signs that you may have bats in your attic, including:

  • Hearing scratching or scurrying sounds in the attic, especially at dusk or dawn when bats are most active
  • Seeing bat droppings (guano) on the floor or in the corners of the attic
  • Seeing bats flying out of the attic at dusk or dawn
  • Seeing small, dark stains on the walls or ceiling of the attic, which can be caused by bat urineSmelling a strong, musty odor in the attic, which can be caused by the accumulation of bat droppings and urine

If you suspect you have bats in your attic, it's important to have a professional wildlife control expert inspect your home to confirm the presence of bats and determine the best course of action for safely and humanely removing them.  Bat Identification isn't always easy - our professional wildlife technicians at Dr. Critter are not only experienced in the identification of bat problems, but industry leading experts in their effective removal.

Bat Identification is something that comes from many years of experience - visit our website at www.drcritter.com or call us at 800-932-7287 to schedule an inspection and let Central Florida's bat experts give you some peace of mind.