Bats represent a real issue for humans. How can so ugly an animal be so beneficial to humankind? Our popular culture hasn’t helped either. Think of a bat and many people also think of vampires or other creatures of the night. There is also the truth that they are sometimes vectors for rabies virus as well.
It is time to give our small furry flying bats their due! Bats eat large numbers of flying insects. They do a great job in keeping flying insect populations in check. No, contrary to popular belief they do not eat mosquitoes. They cannot “see” insects that small when they are feeding. Bats use echolation to “see” their food sources. They emit a high pitch noise that we cannot hear but the bats can when the sound waves bounce back to them after hitting a food source.
Right now hundreds of thousands of Little Brown Bats (Pennsylvania’s most abundant bat species) have died from what is called White Nose Disease. This is a fungus that attacks bats and grows on their faces. It has caused these bats to emerge from hibernation before spring, and due to lack of food sources, the bats die. Not good times for bats these days!
Pest Control Technicians, Inc does our part to preserve our furry friends when bats decide to use our attics for roosts. Our method to solve this problem does not involve harming any of these beneficial animals. We simply use a one way door over the entry point so the bats can leave but not return. The displaced bats will find other natural roosting opportunities to live in.
Pest Control Technicians specializes in all type of nuisance wildlife control in a professional and humane manner.