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When Bats Make a Home of Your Home in RI

August 31, 2023

Secured Environments - Bat

Bats take up residence in attics, especially during certain times of the year. Attics provide bats with shelter, protection from predators, and a safe place to roost and raise their young. Most of us are sympathetic to these helpful creatures who eat thousands of mosquitoes and other nuisance insects daily. With that said, bats in your attic can lead to various issues, including:

Noise and Odor: Bats can create noise and emit strong odors as they move around and leave droppings (guano) in the attic.

Health Concerns: Bat guano can harbor harmful fungi that may lead to respiratory issues in humans. Bats can also carry diseases like rabies, although human cases are rare.

Structural Damage: Bats can damage insulation, wiring, and other materials in the attic while building their nests and moving around.

Entry Points: Bats can find their way into attics through small openings and gaps, which can potentially compromise the integrity of your home's structure.

Regulations: Depending on your location, there might be regulations regarding the removal of bats due to their protected status in many regions.

Always consult with local authorities or wildlife experts like Secured Environments before attempting to remove or exclude bats from your attic. They can provide guidance on the best practices for your specific situation and ensure that the process is conducted in compliance with regulations.

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