Added on January 4, 2023
Bats are fascinating creatures that play important roles in the ecosystems here in Palm Bay. As the only mammals capable of true flight, bats are able to pollinate flowers, disperse seeds, and control pest populations. However, bats can also pose problems for homeowners, as they may take up residence in attics, walls, or other areas of a home.There are several species of bats found in Palm Bay - the bats of specific concern to us as a critter control company are the free-tailed bat, and the little brown bat, although both species can be known by other names. These bats primarily feed on insects, but some species may also eat fruit or nectar.
Bats are nocturnal animals, so they are most active at night. During the day, they often roost in caves, trees, or other natural structures. However, the two species we're concerned about almost exclusively take up residence in man-made structures, such as attics or walls. This can be a problem for homeowners, as bats can cause damage to insulation, and other structural elements of a home, in addition to leaving unsightly stains on the exterior of a home. Bat droppings, or guano, can create foul odors and may contain fungi that can cause respiratory issues in humans.
If you suspect that you have bats in your home, it's important to take action to remove them as soon as possible. You can try to remove the bats yourself using exclusion devices, such as one-way doors or netting, but it's important to note that bat problems can get a lot worse if the problem isn't resolved the correct way. Another option is to hire a professional critter control company to safely remove the bats and seal any entry points.
It's important to note that bats are protected by law in Florida, so it is illegal to harm or kill them, or even transport them. If you do decide to remove bats from your home, be sure to follow all local laws and guidelines.
In conclusion, bats are important members of the ecosystems here in Palm Bay. While they can provide benefits in terms of pest control and pollination, they can also pose problems for homeowners if they take up residence in a home. If you do have bats in your home, it's important to remove them safely and in accordance with local laws - here at Dr. Critter we have completed thousands of bat projects over the years in buildings of all shapes and sizes. We're 100% confident we can solve your problem the right way, the first time. For help, call us at 800-932-7287 or visit us on the web at https://www.drcritter.com