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Are You Sharing Your Home With Bats

Written by Frank on . Posted in SWAT News

For most of us, just the thought of bats is enough to make us shudder. If you think that you could have bats in your home, it is especially unnerving. SWAT Services can help you get the bats out!

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Did you know that in Georgia, there are 16 species of bats? The most common of those, the Little Brown Bat and Big Brown Bat are the two main ones that just might decide to make a home in your attic. Now, don’t let the name “Big Brown Bat” scare you. Even the 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.

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. However, the bat droppings (guano) and urine can build up and this is a health hazard. A common disease that can turn deadly in compromised immune systems is Histoplasmosis.

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When there is a presence of bats in your home, it is important to get them out before the guano reaches toxic levels. If you think you might have bats, here are some ways to find out for sure:

• Search for entry points. Make sure to be thorough as these spots can be very small.
• Look for bat droppings. It could be on the ground or wall near entry points.
• Check the attic for droppings or the smell of droppings.
• Go outside (maybe a few people) and stake out your home at dusk when the bats fly out. This will help you get an idea of where they might be.

If you find that there is evidence of bats in your home, call SWAT Services. You cannot remove bats with light, noise, garlic or mothballs. If there is a mother bat protecting her young, she will put up with just about anything to protect them. It is also very important to know that it is illegal (not to mention hazardous to your health) to use pesticides to kill bats. Bats are a very important because they help control insect populations (including mosquitoes) so you should never kill one. The only humane way to get rid of bats in your home is exclusion and this is done best by a professional. SWAT Services is here to help! If you need to get rid of those pesky bats shacking up in your home, give us a call. We have been servicing the metro Atlanta area for 30 years and know how to get bats out of your home quickly and humanely.

Termites, Mosquitoes and Bats, Oh My!

Written by Frank on . Posted in SWAT News

SWAT Services has been bringing safe and efficient pest control and home renovation services to the Marietta, Cobb and metro Atlanta areas since 1984. We have 3 main areas that we can help you with in your home:

1. Termite and Pest Control
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      These pictures are of a hornets’ nest and what you could see of a huge beehive that we removed from clients’ homes. Eek! No one likes the thought of pests invading your home. Often these pests and bugs can cause damage to your home or even health problems to your family. SWAT can help! We can remove any type of pest from your home including termites, mosquitoes, ants, fleas, beetles, cockroaches, spiders, bees, hornets and much more. We offer year-round solutions, but during the summer time, especially in the South, we focus heavily on termite and mosquito control. Termite control is a must if you are a homeowner. SWAT offers regular termite inspections to help keep your home protected. Our technicians have all the knowledge and tools to help get rid of any and all troublesome pests. We also stay current on the latest technology so we can do our best to help you.

2. Wildlife Control
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It is equally disturbing to have unwanted wildlife in your home. SWAT can help with that too. We can remove squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, birds, bats, snakes, rats, mice and more. Our technicians do this by conducting a thorough inspection of all vents, dormers, ingress and egress of pipes, cables and electrical wiring leading to your home. We want to get the wildlife removed and make sure there aren’t any others. All of our employees are trained and registered with the GA Department of Agriculture and will do their best to not only protect your home, but also to protect the wildlife that is removed.

3. Home Services
Often times a pest control company will come in and fix the pest problem, but you are left with putting your home back together where the damage was done. At SWAT, we have a home services division that can do the repairs where there was damage. SWAT also specializes in roofing, whole home painting, plumbing and home repairs to help you with other needs you might have with your home.
If you are having issues with pests, insects, or wildlife or need some work done on your home, call SWAT Services today for an inspection and free estimate. We are a locally owned company and most of our employees have been with us for 10 years or more so you know you are going to get great service and unmatched experience and expertise. Call us today at (770) 565-7928!

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Termite Swarming Season

This is the time of year that termites swarm (reproductive termites are forced out of their shelter tubes to mate and start new colonies) in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Swat Services provides inspection and treatment for these home invaders that do more damaged annually to homes than wind, lightning and fire. (read more . . . )

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