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Bat Prevention And Control: A Comprehensive Guide For Massachusetts Homeowners


Most pests are a problem because they want to live inside your home. This is the case for bats as much as it is for any other local invasive creature. These leathery locals utilize attics and other secluded areas for sleep and can cause serious problems when they live indoors. Here are some things you should know about bat prevention and pest control in Massachusetts and the common problems these pests cause. Contact Big Blue Bug Solutions to learn about bat removal services if you know your home has an active infestation. We will offer fast and effective bat control options to help you deal with and prevent these terrible local pests. 

Common Bat Species: A Guide To Identifying Bats In Our Area

You probably know that there are dozens upon dozens of bird species here in Massachusetts. You know this because you see these animals all the time. Bats, on the other hand, are not as easy to observe. Some of the most common types of bats in our area include the little brown bat, the big brown bat, the eastern small-footed bat, the tricolored bat, and the northern long-eared bat. Now, we know that is a lot of species to memorize. 

To be honest, you will have difficulty telling these pests apart as they are flying around at night. The main thing you should know is what these pests generally look like. All bats have leathery skin, blunt facial features, and arms and legs that connect to their long wings. For help identifying common species inside and around your home, Big Blue Bug Solutions is here and ready to provide assistance. 

Understanding The Risks: Safety Concerns Of Bat Infestations

There is a good reason why bats are considered pests. Before we talk more about bat control in Massachusetts, we think you should understand the risks these pests pose. To start, these leathery creatures regularly carry and spread rabies. They are so good at this because of their ability to survive with this virus. Other local creatures die off quickly after contracting rabies. Bats just get a bit upset and then spread it to one another through bites. Another big problem with bats is histoplasmosis. This is a disease spread through bat droppings. The more of these creatures there are in your attic, the more likely you are to get sick. 

Bat-Proofing Your Home: Common Techniques And Tips

Before we talk more about removing bats, we want you to know exactly how to keep these pests at bay. To start, here are some bat-proofing tips and tricks.

  • Seal holes and openings around your home’s exterior, especially along its roofline.
  • Make sure your chimney has a bat-proof cap.
  • Address damage to upper windows and make sure they have screens if you plan on keeping them open.

If you see signs of bats inside your home or want to make sure these pests stay away, talk with our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions about professional bat control near you.

Professional Bat Control Services: Safely Eliminate A Bat Infestation

Bats are dangerous creatures. To make sure these pests get and stay out of your home, start a conversation with our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions. We will offer fast and effective strategies to combat these leathery invaders and share some long-term professional strategies to avoid an infestation in the future.

Reach out to our dedicated team at Big Blue Bug Solutions now to discover more about our advanced bat control offerings and make an appointment to have these pests removed from your Massachusetts home.