NORWALK, Conn., July 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC announced today that it has posted a guide on its website that will help owners identify any signs of bat problems or infestations in a home. The guide is called: How do I know if I have bats in my home? 9 signs you might have a bat problem.
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“Bats are very quiet compared to most pests that can enter your home and because they are more likely to be active in the evening, you will need to scan our list to confirm any suspicions if you share your home. with bats,” says Eric Gray, owner of Gray Brothers Wildlife LLC.
Gray adds, “There are nine species of bats native to Connecticut, including brown bats, red-haired bats, silver-haired bats, and hoary bats. Connecticut bats tend to nest in trees, but often end up in sheds, gutters, and attics.
Your hearing sounds from your attic and walls
Mice and raccoons usually make a lot of noise inside walls and attics, but you can also hear when a bat is flying inside. Bats stuck in an attic or wall can fly at any time of day or night, even if they are nocturnal. Bats stuck in small spaces can make noises louder. If bats live in your attic, you may hear scratching along the walls as they move through the space.
It is important to listen for noises coming from your attic, this could indicate a bat infestation or other wildlife problem.
Bats use the same entry point(s) to gain access to your attic and it will most likely be near your roof. Wall vents, gable vents or loose eaves or siding can also be entry points. Most of the time, you will be able to see it from outside your house. Bats tend to leave a greasy film near access, especially on light-coloured flooring.
Bats that reside in an attic will often relieve themselves by squeezing through the opening, it will look dark, mottled, oily or streaky. Look along your eaves and siding to spot any potential openings as you walk through your home.
Bats are active in the evening and at night, the best time to confirm the presence of bats in your home is to see them leave. If you notice an entry point or droppings, wait outside at night and keep an eye on that area. If you have a bat problem, you will most likely see them going in and out at this time.
Feeding nest boxes
Bats can have several roosts, which they generally use for sleeping and eating. These lodgings can often be brought together, in particular in an attic. Foraging roosts are the easiest to spot as there will be droppings under these roosts as the bats digest their meals.
The bat mating season begins in the summer and continues until the fall. This is the most active time of year for bats, as they become more active and fly together or in groups. During the mating season, it is also possible to see bats coming out during the day.
Bats will leave scratches on the surfaces they roost on which will become visible, especially on wooden surfaces or drywall. It could also indicate another problem with mice or wildlife, it’s important to have a professional check it out if you find any scratches.
Brown stains on your ceiling
If you have a lot of bats in your attic, or if they’ve been resident for a long time, it’s possible that bat urine and droppings will seep into the drywall, and you’ll start to see brown spots on your attic. your ceiling that looks like a water leak.
Strong smell in your attic
If you’re in your attic and notice a very strong smell of ammonia, it could be caused by a buildup of bat urine and a lack of ventilation. Even if the smell of ammonia is subtle, it could indicate that a bat or other animal is urinating in your attic.
If you found bats in the attic
Now that you know what signs to look for, you know if bats are living in your home. If so, you’re probably wondering how to get rid of it safely. Gray Brothers can inspect the area and determine if they can remove the animal. Some species of bats are protected by Connecticut law, they cannot be killed if they are in your home. Gray Brothers Wildlife are Connecticut’s bat professionals and will quickly and humanely remove any bats found in your home.
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