The little brown bat is a common type of bat to find in and around homes throughout North America including right here in Colorado. As their name suggests they are a small bat and their fur is mainly dark brown with some greyish undertones. Their diet is mainly made up of insects, and so they can be found roosting near water sources where insects are plentiful. Little brown bats will roost under rocks, in woodpiles, in trees, and under roof eaves.
Are little brown bats dangerous?
Little brown bats are not aggressive, but are still considered to be dangerous because they can carry and transmit rabies. Histoplasmosis is also a risk whenever bat droppings accumulate. Because of the health risks only professionals should remove bats from your home or business.
So why do I have a bat problem?
Little brown bats will choose an area to roost in that gives them easy access to food and water sources.
How do you get rid of bats?
If you are having problems with bats in and around your home contact the bat control experts at EnviroPest today. Our wildlife control division knows just what to do to safely and humanely remove bats from your home or your business. For bat control in Loveland, Denver or elsewhere in Colorado, EnviroPest is the ideal choice.
Is the treatment safe?
Our treatment protocol for bats is safe for people and pets. In most cases we start by installing a device that allows bats to leave but does not permit them to re-enter. After bats have been evicted, we make sure they can’t come back by sealing up any potential entry points. We’ll also clean up guano and other damage caused by bats to eliminate any risk to your family.
How soon can you get here?
Bat problems are a very serious issue and a pest problem we don’t take lightly. We make every effort to respond as soon as possible. In many cases we can be there on the same or very next day.
How much does the bat control cost?
Cost varies by pest and severity as well as other factors. Our wildlife control team will be able to offer more information on pricing after your bat problem is evaluated.
What is the warranty?
Warranty varies due to the severity and possibility of control. Your service technician will discuss this with you before service.
How can I prevent a bat problem in the future?
To prevent bats from invading your home or business, our wildlife control experts recommend:
Reducing or eliminating food (i.e. bugs) and water sources.
Sealing any openings along the roofline or elsewhere on the exterior of the structure. This includes around doors and windows, vents, and holes where utilities enter.
Keeping entry doors, garage doors and windows closed when not in use and installing screens whenever possible.