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Bats in the Attic?

Bats in the Attic? ServiceMaster Can Help with Toxins Left Behind 

August ends the maternity season for many species of bats. If you see bats flying around your home in a certain flight path it is most likely you have a bat colony living near or possibly in your home. Most bat colonies will start to look for a new home around this time as the weather is cooling down. They will be looking for a safe place to hibernate…possibly your attic. Attics that are around 35-40 degrees are ideal hibernation areas, because they allow the bats to reduce their metabolic processes for hibernation, but do not cause them to freeze.

Bats are a protected species due to the benefits they provide by eating insects and pests. If your home has a colony of bats living in it make sure that you call a certified bat removal company so that they can be safely and legally removed. ServiceMaster recommends that you do your research on a quality bat exterminator company, call around and get quotes from at least three different companies.

Once the bats are removed, more than likely there is going to be a lot of bat guano and feces left behind. These droppings are toxic and should be removed carefully or by a professional. These droppings can carry a fungus known to cause Histoplasmosis. Don’t breathe the feces and avoid contact with them. Ideally, you should wear a HEPA filter mask and spray the fecal material down with 10% bleach solution if doing it yourself.

ServiceMaster Restoration Services has the right equipment and resources to clean up the droppings left behind by bats. Give us a call today for an estimate. (762) 226-2114

Resources: Bats in the Attic-

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