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What You Should Do If You See Brown Bats About Your Worcester Property

a brown bat flying

Many insects, understandably, bother, and frighten people. They are unsightly, they move quickly, and some can hurt you. For example, some spiders are capable of harming people with their venom. When Worcester home and business owners seek pest control services, it’s often to deal with insects and other bugs. However, animals are just as much of a threat.

In Worcester, brown bats are common. It’s best to learn all you can about how they operate so you can properly shield your property from their invasions. Additionally, you can get information on how Big Blue Bug Solutions can assist you.

How Do Brown Bats Look & Behave? What Are The Risks?

Smaller brown bats are 2 ½ to 3 ¾ inches long. As their name suggests, they have glossy brown bodies. They have round black ears and their wingspan ranges from 8 to 11 inches. Bigger bats are 4 to 5 inches long. They have dark brown fur, with brown or black feet and ears. Their wings can stretch to 13 inches wide. Both have 2 legs and 2 arms.

Bats surround homes and businesses looking for shelter, food, and water. Properties with rich landscaping and vegetation, insect control issues, or standing water are the primary targets for these pests. They will find openings around doors, facia boards, vents, attic louvers, and chimneys, and enter your place. Dark and low traffic areas, such as belfries, are where they prefer to go. If they remain outside, they’ll inhabit hollow trees.

The main signs of infestation are:

  • Hearing scratching and/or squeaking noises
  • Seeing bats flying about at dusk
  • Finding droppings 
  • Detecting a strong urine scent, particularly on a hot day 

Having bats around can be a hazard to your health. These critters harbor parasites, pathogens, and other illness-causing bacteria. Their feces contains a fungus that can trigger lung disease. Further, they’re able to contract rabies, an infectious viral disease that results in convulsions and psychological disruption. They also can bring in bugs, like mites and fleas. Be advised that bats have the ability to bite humans and will do so if they feel threatened.

How Do You Prevent Brown Bats?

To make sure brown bats don’t swarm around or make a home out of your home, it is important to perform landscaping and building maintenance tasks. Examine your property with a close eye and address flaws you find:

  • Seal gaps around roof lines and tiling, foundations, and doors. Try using steel wool or caulk.
  • Attach sweeps to all exterior doors.
  • Ensure windows and doors are tight-fitting, and the screens are in good condition. 
  • Have proper covers on vents and chimneys.
  • Trim your lawn and greenery often. 
  • Don’t overplant or overwater the yard.

What Can Big Blue Bug Solutions Do About Brown Bats?

Given the health dangers of bats, you shouldn’t attempt to handle, capture, and/or kill them yourself. It’s not worth the risk. Our technicians are licensed, insured, and have specialized training to manage bats and other wildlife. They have the expertise, and advanced, industrial-grade equipment to get to the root of an infestation. Environmentally friendly products will be applied, so you won’t have to worry about your vegetation or safety. Get bats gone! Call us today!