The presence of bats in movies, novels, and folklore has caused many people to develop a fear of these creatures, but bats are actually highly beneficial to the environment and killing a bat is against the law. If you have a bat problem, Pestex offers effective and humane bat control in Boston, Framingham, and surrounding areas. We can help with removal and exclusion to prevent future bat problems. No pest or wildlife problem is either too small or too big for us to handle.
If you have a bat infestation in your home or business, it is important to contact a professional bat removal company as soon as possible in order to get the situation inspected and properly taken care of. Take a look at what our clients have to say about our pest control services, and see why we are Boston's most trusted bat control service provider!
Need help? Call (617) 544-2566 for safe and humane bat removal in Boston and the surrounding MetroWest region.
Bats Play an Important Role in the Ecosystem
Although many equate bats with vampires, these flying mammals offer several key benefits to our ecosystem. They feed on insects, which offers benefits for human health and protecting crops from destruction by insects. Without bats, insect populations would become out of control, putting human health at risk and destroying crops.
Our ecosystem depends on bats because they:
- Eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes per hour, which helps reduce mosquito-borne illness
- Eat insects that feed on crops, which prevents crop damage
- Pollinate avocadoes, bananas, dates, peaches, cashews, cloves, and other crops
- Help regenerate forests through reseeding
The many benefits offered by these creatures are the reason why killing bats is prohibited by law. Unfortunately, the destruction of their natural habitat has pushed bats closer to where people live, including in our attics, sheds, and even occasionally getting inside the house. We offer effective Boston-area bat control to help safely and humanely remove the creatures without causing them any harm while simultaneously guaranteeing the safety of you, your family, or your employees.
Why is Bat Removal Important?
Although bats play an important role in the ecosystem, they can pose health risks for you and your loved ones. Bat droppings can carry diseases such as Histoplasma, a fungal infection.
Symptoms related to Histoplasma disease include the following:
- Fever or chills
- Body aches
- Chest pain
Bats can also carry rabies, a serious viral disease that can be fatal if left untreated, which can be transmitted to humans and pets through bites or scratches. It is extremely important to avoid handling bats or coming into contact with them unnecessarily, and to seek medical attention immediately if you are bitten or scratched by a bat.
If you notice a bat infestation in your home or business, don't wait! Contact the experts here at Pestex Inc. and let us safely and lawfully remove bats from your property once and for all.
Humane Bat Removal in Boston
The first step in our bat removal process is to locate the place where bats are roosting on your property and determine how they are getting inside. After we have identified the problem, and during allowed times of the year, we install one-way PVC tunnels to get the bats to leave and stop them from coming back. Fortunately, bats tend to leave their roosting area in search of food when the sun goes down.
What Should You Do if You Find a Bat in Your House?
If you find a bat inside your house, it's important to stay calm and take the following steps:
- Try to confine the bat to a single room by closing all doors and windows, except for one leading to the outside. Turn off the lights and wait for the bat to land, as they are attracted to darkness. Do not attempt to handle the bat or catch it yourself.
- Wear thick gloves and use a towel or other material to gently scoop the bat into a container, such as a coffee can or cardboard box. Do not touch the bat with your bare hands. Once you have captured the bat, release it outside at night, away from people and pets.
- If you or anyone in your household has come into contact with the bat, such as being bitten or scratched, seek medical attention immediately. Contact your local health department or animal control agency to report the incident and arrange for the bat to be tested for rabies.
It's important to remember that bats are protected by law and it is illegal to harm or kill them. If you have a bat infestation in your home, it's best to contact a professional wildlife removal service like Pestex to safely and humanely remove the bat(s) from your property.
Preventing Future Bat Problems
Bats can enter your home through small openings in the roof, vents, chimneys, and other spaces. They can get inside a hole that is as small as a quarter of an inch. To keep bats away, it is important to discover and correct any entry points. Our highly qualified wildlife removal experts will start with an inspection of your home to locate all possible points of entry.
We offer a wide variety of exclusion and restoration services to keep bats and other pests out of your home. Our services include custom chimney caps, masonry, stonework, and attic, basement, and crawlspace abatement. The specific services that may be needed depend on the access points that bats are using to get inside your home. We offer a *complimentary inspection and free estimates for bat control and exclusion services.
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