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Bats Negative Impact On Businesses

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04, 2017

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Bats, you either love them or you hate them. The truth about bats is that out in nature they are a beneficial species, they help to control populations of nuisance and dangerous insects including those pesky biting mosquitoes and dangerous stinging insects! But, bats can also become a huge nuisance and threat to people, especially when they decide to make their home inside of a business or commercial facility; bats spread disease, contaminate properties with urine and feces, and can scare people away just by their mere presence! But, by partnering with the experienced bat control specialists at Adam’s Pest Control, you won’t ever need to worry about bats being a nuisance and danger in your Minnesota business, again!

The most common species of bats found in our area are the big brown bat and little brown bat, and as you probably have already guessed the most obvious difference between the two species is their size. Big brown bats are slightly larger, they have a body length of about 4 inches and a wingspan of 12-14 inches, while the little brown bat grow to about 3 inches in length and has a wingspan of 8-11 inches. The color of their fur also slightly differs. Big brown bats have brown fur on their backs, and lighter colored fur on their underbelly; little brown bats are more varied in color and can have dark-brown, golden-brown, reddish, copper-colored or olive-brown fur. Little brown bats also have a lighter colored underbelly. Both species have black colored wings that are void of fur, small rounded ears, and a broad nose.

No matter which species has decided to invade your business, they have the potential to cause serious problems, but breathe a sigh of relief to know that the bats in our area do not feed on human blood! Some of the many dangers of having bats in your business include:

  • They spread bacteria, fungus, and viruses that can cause sickness and disease including the lung disease histoplasmosis as well as rabies.

  • Contaminating your facility and/or product with their urine and feces.

  • They can introduce other parasitic pests into your facility including bat bugs (similar to bed bug), fleas, and ticks.

  • Bats like any other species of wild animals have the potential to become aggressive and bite when cornered or when they feel threatened.

  • For many people, bats are what their nightmares of made of, and having bats living in your facility has the potential to scare many of your customers away!

The best way to correctly identify the species of bat invading your commercial property and to safely, legally (it is illegal to use pesticides), and humanely remove them is with the help of a professional. At Adam’ Pest Control our bat exclusion specialists begin ridding your property of bats by providing the following:

  • An inspection of your facility

  • A consultation

  • The completion of a no-obligation estimate

To eliminate bats our professionals will find and seal off all of their entry points, but one. Over the single opening, we install a one-way device which allows the bats to leave, but not return. After a period of time, generally about two weeks, we will return to seal up the final entrance point; leaving you with a bat free property! For added peace of mind against pests, we warranty our work for up to two years! Contact Adam’s Pest Control to learn more about bats and how we can help to ensure that your commercial property becomes a bat free zone!


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