We Will Remove Those Bats Quickly and Ethically
Bats are perhaps some of our most misunderstood and under-appreciated wildlife, despite their beneficial role in our environment.
These flying mammals are vital in controlling insect populations and can consume nearly their body weight in insects each night!
Contrary to popular belief, bats do not attack people or try to get tangled in their hair. Bats are not blind, but, to aid them in hunting at night, they do have sophisticated echolocation systems that allow them to navigate their environment and detect prey.
WHAT WE DO FOR YOU
STEP 1-Inspect your home and or building to identify all active bat entry points and existing problem areas.
STEP 2-Develop eviction and bat-proofing plan and present you with our written proposal.
STEP 3-Begin eviction via bat one-way doors (depending on season) and complete bat-proofing.
STEP 4-Final follow-up and bat-door removal (optional).
Bat Related Concerns & Diseases
Bat infestations can cause costly damage to your home and the risk to your health increases over time:
ATTENTION: If you find a bat in your home it is a potentially serious matter. Call your area Health Department and Mullis Brothers wildlife control professional.
- Up to 5% of bats found in homes test positive for rabies
- Bats have very small teeth so bites may go undetected
- Bat guano raises moisture content in the attic which encourages wood-rot
- Bat guano has been linked to histoplasmosis, which can result in a serious lung infection for you or your family members
- Bats can damage heating/cooling systems in the attic
- Guano and urine builds up over time, causing odors and attracting insects
Mullis Brothers are above all others!
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF ROOSTING BATS
It is usually not necessary to enter an attic, basement, or other areas to look for bats in structural voids (the spaces between exterior and interior envelopes of a building). Evidence that bats are occupying voids includes seeing them entering or exiting, staining and guano accumulations near active roost entries, audible roost chatter (high-pitched chirping), a distinct musky odor, or repeatedly finding bats on the ground or roosting on an exterior wall.
Call Mullis Brothers today to take the bats away!
Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease caused by a fungus that grows in soil enriched by animal droppings, including those from bats. Ninety percent of all reported cases in humans come from the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys and adjacent areas where warm, humid conditions favor fungal growth.
The majority of cases is asymptomatic or involves flu-like symptoms, though some individuals become seriously ill, especially if exposed to large quantities of spore-laden dust.
To be safe, avoid breathing dust in areas where there are animal droppings; if you must clean an area of bat or bird droppings; wear a respirator that can guard against particles as small as two microns. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rabies is a preventable viral infection of the central nervous system in mammals. Bats, like most mammals, can contract the rabies virus, but the vast majority never does. When bats do get rabies, they eventually die from the disease and do not “carry” the virus indefinitely without themselves getting sick.
The virus is typically transmitted by the bite of an infected animal – so anyone bitten by a bat (or any other wild or unknown domestic animal) should seek immediate medical attention. People can, in rare instances, contract rabies if infectious material, such as saliva from a rabid animal, gets into their eyes, nose, mouth, or a wound.
Rabies is readily prevented by post-exposure vaccination but is almost always fatal after symptoms appear. Prompt medical attention is essential following a bite by a bat or other mammal.
If you need help with bats on your property, call Mullis Brothers because they offer the best approach to holistic pest control in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. With years of experience, our company removes unwanted animals and rids your property of the risk of damage and disease. We use new approaches and offer cutting-edge wildlife management techniques to deliver safe, effective and humane options.
If Mullis Brothers Animal Removal Services is chosen to complete the removal and repair due to Bats on your property and you opt for a 5-year or 10-year warranty, then you will be given a bat box to ensure safely having bats on your property, not in your home.
An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure
Establish a bat box near your residence to encourage bats to roost somewhere other than your property.
Bat boxes plans can be found online at;
Build a Bat House – National Wildlife Federation