Macomb County Bat Control Services

Macomb County Bat Control Services – CMC Animal Control (248) 904-5162

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3 SIGNS THAT BATS ARE LIVING IN YOUR HOME

Think Bats Are Living in Your Home?

I meet people all the time who are spooked by a bat that’s stuck in the house…the basement or a back bedroom. Finding a bat in any room of your house is not fun.

But, this is actually very common.

Colonies of bats can become very large. And they sleep all day! So how do you know if you have a bat infestation? There are three things that you should be aware of:

  1. You’ve Found a Bat in Your Home

    Bat colonies tend to roost in places that are up high like an attic. But, occasionally a bat will follow a wall cavity or pipe looking for space to sleep as well.

  2. You’ve Heard Bats Fluttering in Your Walls

    Bats tend to be very quiet mammals. They are nocturnal but leave their roost at night to feed. You will probably only hear bats if they are living in your walls and they get disturbed by a slamming door or some other loud noise. Bats make small squeaking noises and you may hear them crawling (sounds like scratching) at dusk and dawn when they are waking or returning to the roost

  3. You’ve Seen Bat Droppings on Your Walls or Windowsills

    Bats are creatures of habit. They roost together in the the same place year after year. And one other thing you can count on is that bats will leave guano droppings on the entrance to their roost area every night. These droppings may accumulate on a wall, windowsill, or porch, or other place directly below the place where the bats are entering your home. Guano resembles mouse droppings only larger. Inspect your attic windows for visible droppings and be on the look out for any obvious openings in the exterior where bats are getting in and out. It will probably be up high, but if the bat colony is large, it’ll be hard to miss the guano.

It’s Time for a Bat Watch!

If you notice any of these three things, it’s time for a bat watch. At sunset, take a lawn chair outside, sit down, and look up at your house. Just sit back and watch for bats leaving their roost for the night. If you do have bats in your house that’s one way you may see them. source: getbatsout.com

For top rated Macomb County Bat Control Services, please call CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162.

Macomb County Flying Squirrel Removal

Macomb County Flying Squirrel Removal – CMC Animal Control (248) 904-5162

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Macomb County Flying Squirrel RemovalOne of the most common issues that people contact wildlife removal professionals about is having flying squirrels in attic. Although many people see these animals as cute, they can become a problem very quickly if left unchecked in an attic area. some of the most common complaints include:

  • Large colonies in the attic that cause odors because of their droppings.
  • Staining walls and ceilings because of their urine.
  • Making a lot of noise at night due to their nocturnal nature.
  • Destructive behavior like chewing on wires and wood.
  • Causing permanent damage to insulation.
  • Damaging gardens and raiding bird feeders.
  • Digging in lawn areas, often leaving unsightly holes.
  • Chewing the bark off trees, resulting in the damage or death of the trees.
  • Transmitting diseases like typhus and, less commonly, rabies, infecting people and other animals with parasites

    Understanding Flying Squirrel Behavior

    Understanding typical flying squirrel behavior is a good way to determine whether you are coping with flying squirrels and what steps you need to take to end the problem. When you understand more about why they behave as they do, you’ll have a better idea of what to watch for.

    • Flying squirrels in particular need good vertical surfaces for climbing, making roofs and attics prime targets.
    • They will often live with others that include groups of up to fifteen adults, excluding any litters.
    • The squirrels can build nests for babies, solitary nests, and nests for groups.
    • There is usually a common bathroom area, which often leads to problems in attics.
    • The babies usually remain with their mothers for about three months.

How Do You Tell If You Have Flying Squirrels?

You might have difficulty telling the difference between having problems with flying squirrels and other squirrels without actually spotting one of them. Both species engage in many of the same behaviors, and both are destructive, with health risks associated with the large number of droppings they leave behind. Some of the differences between grey squirrels and flying squirrels include:

  • Flying squirrels having a stronger preference for traveling from tree to tree, instead of on the ground as grey squirrels might do.
  • Unlike other species, they have extra skin flaps behind their front legs, and also have large eyes.
  • Although they don’t actually fly, the skin flaps help them glide between trees.
  • Groups of flying squirrels are usually larger than other species.
  • Flying squirrels also tend to be smaller than many other species.

However, these animals are nocturnal and somewhat skittish around people, so you might not spot one that easily. Because they are not as likely to be seen, you can get a better idea of whether you have an infestation by checking your attic area thoroughly.

Signs of Flying Squirrel Damage

The attic and your yard are both places that you need to check out thoroughly for signs of damage. There is likely to be a strong urine and/or feces odor that may escape the attic area. You might notice visible chewing marks. If there are any holes in the attic that are too small for other squirrels to fit through, but close to trees, there is a good chance flying squirrels are what is visiting your attic. Also, listen for scurrying and scampering noises at night, although other animals may cause these noises.

There are also some possible indicators that you can see out in your yard, including:

  • Tree branches close to your roof, which make it easier for the squirrels to glide to the roof area.
  • Fallen nuts and fruit from your trees are a major attractant.
  • An unfenced garden will also attract squirrels.
  • Food for outside pets left out overnight is also attractive to squirrels.
  • If you notice that fallen nuts, fruit, or spilled pet food disappear overnight, squirrels are a likely culprit.

source: neverpest.com

For top rated Macomb County Flying Squirrel Removal service, please call CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162.