Bats

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Bats are not the most common house pest, but on occasion they may take up residence in your attic to raise their young. It’s possible to have bats in your attic for years without knowing. If you see a bat inside your home, try not to panic; call American Pest Control and we will send someone to your residence as soon as possible, and work with you to get the situation amended.

You should know, if you do find a bat in your house, that indicates a possibility that there are more bats staying somewhere else in your home. Getting rid of one bat may not be the end of the situation, so it is advised that you contact AMPest Control or another professional to help you.

If you see bats in the evening flying over your yard, or even hanging off of the eaves of your roof, that doesn’t mean you have a bat problem. Bats actually are very helpful animals – when they aren’t residing in your attic – because they eat flying insects and bugs; they aren’t interested in getting near you.

So, if you find yourself in need of bat removal, please try to do it the most humane way possible, or hire a professional.

Facts:

  • Bats are the only mammals capable of actually flying
  • There are over 40 bat species in the U.S. and Canada, and over 1,000 species worldwide.
  • Bats are found everywhere except at the poles and in particularly arid deserts.
  • One small bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitos in an hour.
  • Some bats live to be over 40 years old, having one of the longest life spans of all mammals