There are around 18 different species of bats in Colorado, and it is thought that Colorado retains about 10% of these bats throughout the winter. Bats in Colorado are abundant and often roost and nest in houses or other structures close to Human activity. Although bats are protected and are really great for the environment (they eat a LOT OF BUGS), they simply have no place in or around a living or working structure. The dangers of bats in Colorado are numerous. Below is a list of concerns when bats start inhabiting structures around human life:
- Human to Bat Contact
- Guano- (their droppings) Can be Very Dangerous
- Bat Bugs
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HUMAN TO BAT CONTACT IN COLORADO
Often, human to bat contact happens with baby bats who are still learning to fly, roost, and find their way out of their roosting spots. Baby bats can be very small, and often people can have interactions without feeling it, or knowing they did. If you have a bat in the house, it is imperative you contact your Primary Care Physician or the Department of Health to help determine the correct next steps concerning you and your family’s health. The most important thing to do after that, is to call a bat removal expert to help you get the bats out, keep them out and make sure your structure is safe from fungus as well as clear of bat bugs.
DANGER OF BAT DROPPINGS (GUANO)
Histoplasma is a fungus found in bird and bat droppings that can cause a disease called Histoplasmosis. This disease occurs when droppings crystalize, are agitated, and break into spores which are then inhaled by surrounding humans. Although typically not found in Colorado due to environmental factors, this is not something to be ignored. Colorado Pest and Wildlife Management Specialists will remove guano in a safe and effective way, as well as make treat the area to kill any spores/bacteria or pathogens left by both the bats and their droppings.
Bat bugs are often mistaken for bed bug. In fact, they are a cousin of the bed bug, having the same exco-type skeleton. Adult bat bugs have the same ability to live up to 12 months without a host. These bugs typically are not an issue to humans as their preferred hosts are bats and their preferred habitat is dark warm placed (perfect for the attic). After successful exclusion work is performed on bat dwellings, bat bugs simply no longer have a host available. This leaves Bat Bugs in a tough spot, and one that can lead to them finding their way into the living area of the structure…to find another body to host on. Blue Tick Pest & Wildlife Control Specialists can help treat your structure with a pesticide that is non-toxic to humans and pets (when used in accordance with the label) but active in the home for up to 90 days.
QUICKEST WAY TO REMOVE BATS FROM YOUR HOUSE
Having a trained and certified exclusion expert work on your dwelling to not only get them out but to keep them out is very important. Blue Tick Pest & Wildlife Control has extensive experience getting and keeping bats out of structures. Bats will return to the same nest year after year, so if left unattended, the number of bats in the colony returning each year will grow, as will the possibility for human to bat contact, infections from guano/histoplasma, and the chance you will have to deal with bat bugs.
BAT BUG FACT: As this sounds like a horrible oxymoron, it could be worse! Bat bugs have not been shown to transmit diseases such as rabies to humans after hosing on bats.