Bat Control & Removal in San Diego
Bats are the only mammals that can fly. About 70 percent of bats are insectivores. Some of the smaller bat species are important pollinators of flowers and several plants are now dependent on them, to spread their seeds. The social structure of bats varies. Some species of bats lead a solitary life, while others live in colonies of hundreds or thousands of bats.
Bats Spread Diseases
Bats are vectors for a large number of parasites and diseases including rabies, SARS Henipavirus and possibly ebola virus. Many species also appear to have a high tolerance for harboring pathogens and often do not develop symptoms when infected. Although you should not have an unreasonable fear of bats, avoid handling them or living with them, as with any wild animal. If a bat is found in living quarters, the person or pet should receive immediate medical attention for rabies. Bats have very small teeth and can bite a sleeping person without necessarily being felt. There is evidence that it is possible for the bat rabies virus to infect victims purely through airborne transmission, without direct physical contact of the victim with the bat itself.
Bats commonly enter buildings through openings along roof edges, roof valleys, eaves, at the apex of the gable, chimney, attic, vents, dormers and siding. Other openings may be found under loose fitting doors, windows, and various conduits that pass through the building.
Once inside, Bats foul locations with their feces as they roost. When bats feel comfortable in an area, they begin breeding and raising their young. Bat feces contain parasites which are toxic to humans and are a vector for disease.
Humane Bat Trapping & Removal
Pacific Coast Animal Control’s technicians are state licensed and specially trained in humane Bat trapping, removal and exclusion services. We use special tools and techniques to quickly trap the offending Bats. After catching these pests, we humanely release them in approved areas far from your home. All humane Bat trapping is done in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.
Bat Waste Cleanup
After the Bats have been removed from your property, we’ll clean out the toxic fecal matter from their roosts. We’ll remove and replace the damaged insulation deodorizing the affected area as we go.
If you have a Bat problem, we strongly recommend preventative maintenance steps to keep your Bats from returning. Bats tend to use already existing openings around the home to make their nests. If these holes are left unsealed, more Bats will move in. We eliminate the presence of future Bat infestations by sealing any openings that they might use.
Despite the ecological value of Bats, they are relentlessly and unjustifiably persecuted. Bats are often killed because they live near people who needlessly fear them. Pacific Coast Animal Control is committed to safe, nondestructive methods of returning Bats to there natural environments. Please call (760) 696-7604 if you have any questions about our humane Bat removal services.