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Bats in the Attic?

Written by Frank on . Posted in SWAT News

If you think you have bats in the attic or home, call SWAT Services. Bats are not easily removed with light, noise, garlic or mothballs. And you should also know that it is illegal (not to mention hazardous to your health) to use pesticides to kill bats. Bats are important to our environment because they help control insect populations (including mosquitoes).

Call SWAT for Professional Bat Removal in Marietta

The humane way to get rid of bats in your home is by exclusion and this is done best by a professional. Remove bats in the attic, and other wildlife pests, by calling SWAT Services for professional help. We’ve been servicing the metro Atlanta area for 30 years and know how to get bats out of your home quickly and humanely.

Over 16 Species of Bats in Georgia

You may find these bats in the attic in Marietta GADid you know that in Georgia, there are 16 species of bats? Two of these, the Little Brown Bat and Big Brown Bat are the most likely to make a home in your attic. Despite the name “Big Brown Bat” large ones are only 3 to 4 ½ inches in size (not including wing span) and weigh just about a half of an ounce. Their tiny size is how these bats are able to find a spot to get into in your home. They find gaps and holes that already exist and squeeze their way in. Some of the most common small spots bats squeeze into are in gaps caused by warped siding, spots where there are missing bricks, broken windows, and louvers and vents in siding.

Bats Love Attics …

Because of the warmth and darkness, attics can be an ideal place for bats to roost and nurse their young. The bats themselves don’t cause damage to your home because they don’t build nests or gnaw.

… But are Hazardous to Your Health

However, the problem with bats is that bat droppings (guano) and urine can build up in your attic. Bat guano is a health hazard. A common disease that can turn deadly in compromised immune systems is Histoplasmosis. You want remove bats in the attic before the guano reaches toxic levels.

Call SWAT Services for Bat Removal in Marietta and Metro Atlanta

Bats are extremely adaptable and often resist home remedies and treatments. For the fastest and most effective approach to eliminate the bats in your attic, call the experts at SWAT Services in Marietta GA.

Call (770) 565-7928



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