Why Bats Become a Problem and What is a Bat Exclusion?

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Macomb County Bat ExclusionThe long-term solution for bats that enter buildings and cause a nuisance problem or present a public health hazard is systematically repairing the structure. Chemical toxicants never solve house bat problems and often create different, more dangerous problems. This section describes bat-proofing techniques that when used in conjunction with an effective bat box will effectively deal with house bat problems. Recent declines in bat populations and greater appreciation of the ecological importance of bats have led to this solution which encourages bat conservation, protects human health, and permanently solves nuisance problems.

Why bats become a nuisance

Bats are usually forced to roost in buildings when natural roosts, such as caves and trees with exfoliating bark are destroyed. Some caves are ruined by flooding (natural progression but often as a result of surface development), dam construction, burning of debris, and ground water pollutants. Cave roosts also are destroyed by explosives used in mining and quarrying, vandalism, and tourism. Deforestation, particularly removal of diseased or old trees with hollows, have also reduced the number of available natural bat roosts.

Bats that have adapted from their natural roost type to human structures are now imperiled not only by some peoples intolerance, but also changes in building construction. Old barns and homesteads fall down, are torn down, or are remodeled, leaving the remaining modern structures tightly constructed with no room for bats.

The general requirements for buildings to be used as bats roosts are known. Colonial bats that live in structures usually occur in areas near water and at the edges of woods where insects are found in adequate numbers and variety. Less understood is the importance of other factors that govern specific site selection such as temperature, humidity, disturbance, and the physical characteristics of roost sites.

Why not just exterminate?

Hiring an exterminator or “doing it yourself” may seem like the simple, very direct solution. Consider these thoughts before attempting any exterminating:

  • It is inhumane when better options exist.
  • Will ultimately fail because the roost is still available for bats. You just get them again.
  • In many states, including Pennsylvania, it is illegal to kill bats in buildings. Exclusion is the only recommended method.
  • Chemicals that can kill bats are also just as hazardous to humans.
  • There are no chemicals licensed for use on bats in the United States. Any company proposing to do so should have their practices questioned. In the United Kingdom, any exclusion is illegal without first consulting local officials.
  • Some services will offer to catch and release bats far away, but bats have been proven to return from up to 400 miles away; a few weeks later they will be back.
  • Sealing the structure while providing an alternate roost (a bat house) is the permanent solution.

Bats use human structures because the traditional roosting platforms (tree bark with exfoliating bark) are more scarce today compared with what our landscape appeared like nearly 300 years ago. A few species have adapted and even flourished where they have found proper temperatures, humidity, and crevices in certain man-made structures such as attics and steeples. As new superior construction replace the old, bats are having increasing difficulty finding even a marginal home.

This makes it important to seal the structure’s entrances, which may be cracks less than 1/4” wide. Otherwise, a new colony will surely take up residence after the old one is gone. By observing the summer evening exit, these entrances can be located. There may also be staining visible just below these entrances. Sealing should take place November-February when bats are hibernating in local caves and mines.

In some warm regions bats occupy structures throughout the year. In this case a more aggressive approach is taken to seal all entrances except the main. At that point a simple device is installed to allow bats to escape but not reenter. Structures should not be sealed in summer or early fall because flightless young may be trapped inside. Patience is required to win, as may take three seasons or more to completely bat-proof a structure. Persistent bats will use less desirable entrances once the main ones are blocked.

Installing a bat house during an eviction project will improve the chances of success significantly, as bats will opt for the better available roost in face of awkward, undesirable entrances. However, bats will never completely abandon a structure for a bat house until some degree of repair work is complete.

Types of bat problems around your home

Bats Outside Buildings. Some bats temporarily roost behind shutters, under wood shingle siding and roofing, roof gutters, awnings, trim with overhang, under flashing around chimneys which has separated or loosened from the solid structure, open garages, patios, porches, breezeways, open livestock shelters, and under sheets of tar paper. Shutters on brick houses are especially attractive as day roosts for transient bats in migration and for bachelor males. In exceptionally hot weather, females may abandon an attic and reside behind shutters. Big brown bats are partial to roosting behind the trim below roofs of houses. Unusual roosting areas include sewers, wells, and graveyard crypts. Generally speaking, this activity is short term, involves just a few male individuals, and largely goes unnoticed.

A Few Bats Inside Living Spaces. The discovery of one or two bats in a house is probably the most frequent problem. The big brown bat accounts for many of these sudden appearances. Common in towns and cities, it often enters homes through open windows and doors, but may use any crevice it can find. This usually occurs in the early Fall when bats are checking for potential roost or hibernation sites. These bats may occur singly, in pairs, or in small groups. The big brown bat can hibernate in below freezing temperatures, so it is common to find them asleep in cold garages, houses or public buildings during early winter. These bats may suddenly appear in midwinter during a warm weather spell and even attempt to feed. Migratory bats occasionally enter buildings overnight during their spring and fall migrations.

Repeated occurrences of bats in your living spaces in mid to late summer suggest that a maternity colony is close by, most likely in the attic. As juvenile bats begin fending for themselves and exploring, one may explore it’s way into the your living room. The presence of any bat in your living spaces is purely accidental on it’s behalf, and keeping this in mind it is often a simple matter to allow it to escape.

Any bat will usually find it’s own way out. The simplest solution to rid the building of the bat is to open all windows and doors leading to the outside. Bats usually will not attack a person even if chased. Never swat or throw linens at the bat, or run around waving. All this tends to do is confuse the bat and leave you exhausted. Above all else, calmly WATCH the bat to make sure it leaves. If the bat refuses to leave, it will calm down and land on something. Drapes and hanging clothes seem to be the preferred rest areasPlace a small box or can over the bat, then gently slide thin cardboard under the “trap” to collect your bat.A more direct approach is to simply take it in a gloved hand then release it outside. All bats can cling to surprisingly small surfaces. For the bat’s sake, do not use an overly thick glove when handling, remember this is not molten steel you are carrying. At last resort, local health authorities can be called to collect the bat, though this may result in it’s demise. If the bat, or any wild animal, has come in contact with pets, children, invalids, etc. contact your local health department. Health department recommendations vary from state to state.

Occasionally big brown bats may overwinter in a building and arouse during warm weather in mid-winter or early spring. Bats found at this time are usually underweight and need special care to survive. If you find a bat in a building in the winter which must be immediately removed, capture it using a method described above. Keep the bat in a warm, dark, escape-proof container with water, and call a local wildlife rehabilitator.

Batproofing materials and general ideas

Unlike rodents, bats will not gnaw their way through wood or building materials. Soft materials such as insulation batting can be easily attached to a building with a heavy duty staple gun.

Effective materials to exclude bats are expansion foam caulking, flashing, screening, and insulation. Weatherstripping, stainless steel wool, or stainless steel rustproof scouring pads are excellent materials to block long, narrow cracks.

Caulking. Cracks and crevices develop in a structure as it ages and bats will take advantage of these openings. Caulking will seal the openings.

Since wood expands and contracts with the weather, it is best to apply the caulking during dry periods when the cracks will be their widest. Occasionally cracks enlarge and a filler is necessary before a caulking compound is applied. Oakum is a tarred-hemp fiber commonly used to caulk ships. It packs easily and firmly by hand into small cracks. The tar or creosote binds the fiber so that it is not easily dislodged. In addition to oakum, other fillers are caulking, cotton, sponge, rubber, glass fiber, and quick-setting putty.

There are various caulks which may be applied with a caulking gun. Latex, butyl, and acrylic have a durability of about 5 years and can be painted. Elastomeric types, such as silicone rubber and polysulphide rubber, will last indefinitely, expand and contract with the weather, do not dry or crack, tolerate temperature extremes, and come in colors. However, some cannot be painted. Silicone rubber is clear, long lasting (10-year guarantee), and almost invisible, thus matching any decor.

Self-expanding urethane foams for caulking have appeared in pressurized containers and are dispensed similarly to shaving cream. Though quite messy and difficult to clean, when the material is placed in a hole it will expand several times to fill the space. After it cures and hardens, it may be trimmed, sanded, and painted with any type of paint or stain. Spray foam will weather, limiting it’s use to very deep crevices and interiors.

Houses may need to be caulked in the following places:

  • Between window drip caps (tops of windows) and siding
  • Between door drip caps and siding
  • At joints between window frames and siding
  • At joints between door frames and siding
  • Between window sills and siding
  • At corners formed by siding
  • At sills where wood structure meets the foundation
  • Outside water faucets, or other special breaks in the outside house surface
  • Where pipes and wires penetrate the ceiling below an unheated attic
  • Between porches and the main body of the house
  • Where chimney or masonry meets siding
  • Where storm windows meet the window frame
  • Where the wall meets the eve at the gable ends the attic
  • Where wall meet the eves anywhere on the structure.

Weatherstripping. When bats crawl under doors, the space between the floor and the door bottom may be sealed with weatherstripping, a draft shield, or a gap stopper to close off the space between the bottom of the door and the door sill or threshold. Weatherstripping is made of a variety of materials including natural fibers, aluminum, fine wire, felt, hard rubber, vinyl, and nylon. A nylon strip brush barrier is set in a galvanized steel channel and housed in either aluminum or vinyl. It has several advantages over ordinary weatherstripping. The flexible nylon filaments, which comprise a substantial brush, move easily in any direction permitting the bristles to conform to uneven floor surfaces, including carpet. This seals any gaps, stops drafts, and reduces heat loss. It is said to resist rodents and insects.

A simple draft excluder for the bottom of seldom-used doors is a long, flexible, sausage-shaped cloth tube filled with sand, which is simply pushed against the crack at the bottom of the door.

Flashing. Wherever joints occur in a building, e.g., walls meeting the roof or a chimney, flashing may be installed to keep the building watertight. Flashing consists of strips of metal or other material to cover cracks, crevices, and holes. The materials most commonly used are galvanized metal, copper, aluminum, and stainless steel. A self-adhesive flashing, called “Flashband,” was developed in 1965 and has been used to batproof buildings in England and western Europe for years. Flashband has advantages such as flexibility, self-adhesiveness, and a grip that reportedly improves with time despite extremes of weather. It is available in the United States and Canada.

Screening. Where screening is necessary the mesh must be small enough to prevent the access of bats. Steel hardware cloth should have 0.63 cm (1/4 in.) mesh with three meshes or more to the inch. Insect screening for windows should be 18 x 14 mesh.

Bats can enter ventilators that are not properly screened. Hardware cloth for ventilators should be 8 x 8 mesh. Inlet and outlet ventilators should be properly installed. The type of ventilator used, its location in the building, and the direction of prevailing air currents may be important factors because buildings of identical design, but different orientation, vary in their attractiveness to bats. Many ventilators are made with metal louvers and frames, others are custom made of wood to more closely fit the house design.

The soffit (the underside of an overhanging cornice) usually has ventilators which may be continuous, round, single-framed, or the soffit itself may be of perforated hardboard. Regardless of soffit type, the slots should not exceed 0.63 x 2.5 cm (1/4 x 1 inch).

Bats may use an unused or old chimney because the rough surfaces of chimney walls offer suitable places for bats to hang. Bats will almost never use an active chimney. To prevent bats from entering chimneys, spark arresters or bird screens should be installed. These should be of rust-resistant material and carefully attached. They should completely enclose the flue discharge area and be securely fastened to the top of the chimney. Except when in use, dampers should be closed.

Screening is also used as a filler for very large crevices. Strips of fiberglass screening is pushed into holes then finished off with a coating of sealant.

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Macomb County Flying Squirrel Removal

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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.

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3 Reasons Why You Need To Hire Professional Raccoon Removal Services

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Macomb County Raccoon ServicesRaccoons are a common threat to the structural make up of your homes, its cleanliness and much more. If summer and spring has proven that your property has a raccoon infestation, your best bet is in hiring a professional raccoon removal technician. It is highly recommended that you should deal with the animal infestation inside or near your home before it gets out of hand. There are various reasons why you should consider hiring professional raccoon removal technicians.

Proper industry knowledge

Professional raccoon control specialists have the necessary industry training, knowledge, experience and equipment to humanely and safely get rid of raccoons from residential and commercial properties. They will also prevent the nuisance animals from coming back altogether. The animal removal specialists will also carry out other tasks such as raccoon scat and urine cleanup services, structural damage repair, restorations, prevention, DIY advice and much more. If you do not hire the right company, they may end up doing a shoddy job and in the end you may need to do it again.

Humane animal treatment

Professional animal removal specialists have the necessary skills to deal with animals in a humane way and leave a lasting customer satisfaction. Unprofessional operators may resort to skills that can harm or cause the death of the animal. Such operators also have a low regard for customer satisfaction. Remember that treating the animals badly may leave you on a collision course with the law and animal rights activists.

Guaranteed performance

Professional raccoon removal services will guarantee that all the animals have been removed before they can consider the job done. They will give you an honest assessment of your current situation and ensure you are satisfied with the result of their work. They will show you how to prevent future infestation by raccoons. Therefore, it is important to make an informed decision when hiring a raccoon removal specialist. Remember that going for a cheap and unqualified professional may end costing more in the long run.

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Macomb County Skunk Removal

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Should I Hire A Professional Or Remove Skunks Myself?

Macomb County Skunk RemovalDealing with pest animals is a nasty job at the best of times, and because skunks are creatures that are usually about as large as a medium sized dog, then dealing with them can provide some difficult challenges. This includes the fact that skunks can spray a foul smelling odor at any animal or person that they believe to be a threat, while they can also transmit diseases through scratches and bites. The decision about whether or not you wish to do the work yourself will depend on how much time and effort you are willing to put in, as this is certainly not a quick job.

The Time Required To Trap Skunks

Skunks are naturally crepuscular, which means that they are only usually active during the periods around dawn and dusk. You will need to check on the traps regularly, and particularly with a cage-shy animal you may need to try different trapping locations and different disguises for the trap to try and catch them, which can mean that you will be using several hours a day over two or more weeks during the trapping process.

Purchasing The Right Equipment To Catch And Remove Skunks

Trapping and removing skunks is not necessarily an expensive process, as the equipment required is relatively simple, such as a cage trap and bait, but the costs can increase if the skunk attacks you or it sprays you, or the inside of your property with its foul scent.

The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional

The key thing that will make the prospect of hiring a professional attractive is that they will usually have the range of experience that will help them to deal with the skunk more quickly and efficiently than a novice. This can range in how it is displayed, from choosing the right bait, to trap location and set up, and can even cover the disguising of traps to catch trap shy animals too.

Skunks Removal Experts Who Can Also Help To Prevent Future Skunks Infestations

Another of the advantages that comes with hiring a professional is that they can also help with repairs and installing measures to prevent future skunk infestations. This is particularly useful if there is a skunk population in the local area, and they will also have the experience to know when there is a skunk’s nest on the property as well as the adult animal that has been trapped.

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Why You Should Hire Bat Removal Professionals

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bia2Bats have become one of the most stubborn pests that have been known to affect most homes. When these pets attack your home, they will hang from the ceilings, windows, and bats in the attic – dangers and removal. They are very irritating and can cause you sleepless nights. They can also alter playing routine of children because children will get scared and refuse to play.

The bats’ droppings are also another thing which you will not like. For these reasons, it will be of great benefit if you choose to get rid of the bats from your home. However, the removal process is not as easy as you may think. This is why we encourage homeowners to consider hiring bat removal experts who will help in the removal and control of the bats. There are several reasons why you should consider the option of hiring bat removal experts, and they are as listed below.

Easy Bat Removal Process

When you choose to hire a bat removal company, you will enjoy a lot of conveniences. This is because your presence will not be required while the experts are working. Since they are trained on the job, they will not require any supervision. You can go about running your errands while the experts work at home. On the other hand, the process of bat removal will be very easy since the experts have the right equipment for the job. The equipment will not only make work easier but also have it done within a short time.

Prevention of Bat Reoccurrence

Bats have proven stubborn pets to deal with completely. They tend to reoccur each time one tries to prevent them. Am sure if you have bats in your home you can remember the several attempts you have made to remove them, and after a while, they come back. The bat removal experts will work towards controlling the bats from occurring again. They have equipment and methods that they will employ in an attempt to get rid of the bats.

You will Save on Time and Money

Hiring bat removal experts may sound to be a bit expensive, but it is not. This is because compared to the several attempts you will make while trying to get rid of the bats, the experts will remove and control them once. This means you will only pay the experts once and the forget about the bats. On the other hand, you will save time because the bats will be removed even without your presence. Similarly, the bats will be controlled from reoccurring hence ensuring you don’t have to go back to the same situation.

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Macomb County Wildlife Removal

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SIX BENEFITS OF HIRING WILDLIFE REMOVAL PROFESSIONALS

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A wildlife infestation can occur in your home anytime no matter how tidy and clean you keep it. Whether the outbreak turns into a real problem or just a minor nuisance will depend on how you will handle the situation. If ignored, many wildlife infestations can spiral out of control. When it comes to getting rid of unwanted wildlife from your home, hiring a professional wildlife removal company is the best option that you have instead of trying to deal with the situation on your own. The following are the reasons why you should consider hiring a professional wildlife removal company to deal with the infestation.

Safety

From disease-carrying bats to aggressive wasps, your unwanted wildlife guests can pose a serious health hazard if you attempt to get rid of them without an expert hand. Apart from the health dangers, the infestations can happen in inconvenient places like the under guttering or roof spaces that pose physical risks. A wildlife removal expert has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to complete the job safely minimizing risks to your family.

Effectiveness

Blocking the visible signs of animal entry might not be enough to take care of the situation. If you avoid installing a protective screen, then don’t think the job is complete. The chances are that the problem might return sooner than you think. A professional wildlife removal expert will make sure that all the potential weak spots on your roof are secured with the animal proof material.

Prevent return

Even after clearing some animal infestations from your home, the chances are that you have forgotten to eliminate the problems that caused it in the first place. If you want to make sure that you solve the issue once and for good you should visit the professional companies and chat to a technician about identifying the causes like open chimneys and gaps in the roof edge that let birds, raccoons, and squirrels access your attic.

Damage repair

Apart from causing visible damage, animals may create lots of structural damage to your property that might not be visible. Wildlife removal professionals are aware of how to spot the sign of damage and repairing them to make sure that they don’t cause long-term problems.

Humane methods

No matter how unwanted your wildlife guests are, you should try as much as possible to get rid of them without causing unnecessary suffering. The use of poisons and traps in the wrong way can end up injuring or killing the animal in some cases. Killing wildlife is both inhumane and illegal in most areas. Professionals know the most humane methods to deal with the animals and still ensure success.

Cheap

Lastly, its worth noting that wildlife professionals charge a fee for their service. If you are lying to yourself that you will save money by trying to solve the problem by yourself, then you are wrong. If you don’t take care of the infestation quickly and efficiently, the chances are that it will worsen and cause long-term damage to your home. Work with wildlife removal professionals that are ready to tailor their services to fit your budget.

For a top rated Macomb County Wildlife Removal expert, call CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162 for urgent assistance. 

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Romeo MI Bat Removal

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How do bats get into my attic?

Romeo MI Bat RemovalMost often bats find their way into homes through cracks and crevices in building materials. Their small size makes it easy for bats to tuck themselves into even the smallest of gaps. They can squeeze through holes as small as 6 millimetres or about the size of a dime. Once inside the structure, bats will roost in attics and between walls. Many homeowners dealing with a bat problem will inspect their attics expecting to see them hanging from the rafters. The truth is that in most cases their exact location inside the home is far more difficult to determine as they are more likely to be found in soffits, walls and below insulation.

For this reason, a quick look inside your attic from the top of a ladder is usually not enough to determine the presence of bats. There are other ways to know if there are bats nesting on your wall or attic. Look for small holes in the structure of your walls, which can be signs of entry. Listen to strange sounds like screeching, chattering, or scratching. You can also detect them by smell; their droppings and other remains emit a certain smell, similar to those or rats and gerbils.

Bats are the only mammal capable of true flight and therefore are most likely to enter a home above or along the roof, often in areas that are difficult to see from the ground or access safely. Their physical makeup means that they are able to slide themselves into very small openings. To help them do so, a bat’s fur is very oily. Bats use odor and scent cues to help guide them and other members of the colony to their exit and entry points. Over time, repeated entry and exits from the same space on a home will produce grease stains on building materials. It is critical to identify all entry points.

You don’t have to rely on your instincts and limited know-how in getting rid of bats in your home? Why not let a professional do the job for you? A bat removal specialist can take this off your hands and give you the peace of mind you deserve. source: skedaddlewildlife.com

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Flying Squirrels Are a Hazard to Your Home and Health

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Michigan Flying Squirrel Removal
Pictured above is at a Michigan Flying Squirrel Removal job we performed

A frequent visitor to homes in Michigan is the flying squirrel. Easily recognized by its large eyes and flap of skin located between the front and back paws, it is much admired for its uncanny ability to get around. These furry little creatures will glide from one tree to another across your yard up to 150 feet giving the illusion that they are flying. It’s a great escape mechanism that they use to quickly get out of the path of potential danger.

Flying squirrels, like other small wildlife, will make their homes near a consistent food source. This is something that people provide them without meaning to all the time. Bird feeders, nut trees, as well as water containers such as bird baths all can attract them to a Michigan backyard. Frequently, these squirrels will take that as an invitation to move right into an attic or crawl space to nest. The fact is any wildlife animals that try to make its permanent home in your home can become a danger to your friends and family. This includes the flying squirrel.

The problems begin with the damage that they can cause by their need to chew on building materials while they make themselves more comfortable. Flying squirrels have been known to cause quite a lot of damage to insulation and other material nearby. If a squirrel makes itself at home for too long before being discovered, a homeowner might be looking at hundreds of dollars in repair work needing to be done and will definitely need to have the insulation replaced.

The droppings that they will inevitably leave behind can pose a health risk to humans by spreading salmonella, normally called food poisoning. Salmonella causes vomiting and diarrhea that can lead to serious complications requiring medical treatment if it gets severe. Squirrel feces also can carry leptospirosis which manifests as mild flu-like symptoms such as head and body aches, fever, and chills. Any severe symptoms of leptospirosis should also require medical treatment.

Flying squirrels, like other furry creatures, carry with them parasites like fleas and ticks when they enter your yard. These pests will easily transfer to your home whether you have a pet or not. Fleas can quickly spread throughout your home leaving hundreds of these tiny bugs hopping around carpets and furniture waiting to be able to get a bite. Fleas come with other health risks such as cat scratch fever, typhus, or even the plague. Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease which has become a huge problem all over the United States in recent years.

With flying squirrels, as with any other wild animal that enters the home, it is essential that you do not try to remove the threat yourself. As cute as these little creatures are, all wild animals will retaliate if they feel threatened. They could potentially bite or scratch to defend themselves if they find themselves unable to run. A flying squirrel will typically glide away from danger but will be unable to do so in their attic nest. It is important if a flying squirrel is discovered to call in a professional.

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What Kind of Damage Can Raccoons Do?

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Raccoons can be pretty messy. Just ask anyone who has had the misfortune seeing their garbage can toppled over, the contents of which have been strewn all over the lawn. Now imagine what they can do if left for any time inside your home.

When raccoons take up residence inside an attic they are capable of causing tremendous amounts of property damage. The damage raccoons do to gain entry to your attic is the tip of the iceberg compared to what they do once inside. In very little time, a family of raccoons is capable of destroying your insulation and filling your attic with harmful and odorous urine and feces.

Insulation

With the average raccoon weighing in at 25-30 lb (11-14 kg) they can quickly trample and compress attic insulation simply by walking around. Pregnant female raccoons will compact and clear large areas of the attic to comfortably rest and nurse their young. All of this activity serves to damage your insulation and reduce its effectiveness. A properly insulated attic is critical to keeping your home warm in winter and cool in the summer. Raccoon damage can cost you thousands of dollars in inflated heating and cooling bills.
Beyond insulation, raccoons frequently damage ventilation and electrical systems that run through attics. Without repair, these damages can lead to fire, water damage and even mold.

Urine and Feces

An even scarier thought for many is the fact that raccoons will use your attic as a giant litter box. The amount of urine and feces produced by a single raccoon is enough to create some serious health concerns. These problems are multiplied when as many as eight babies are born and raised just inches above your ceiling.

One of the most significant dangers associated with raccoons can be found in their feces. Baylisascaris is an infection caused by a roundworm contained in raccoon excrement. The roundworm eggs are often found inside raccoon droppings and if ingested by humans can cause severe damage to the nervous system or death.

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Macomb County Rodent Extermination

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Macomb County Professional Bat ControlIf you think you might have a rodent problem, you may be tempted to try and get rid of the problem on your own instead of hiring a rodent exterminator. While you may think that doing this will help save you money, it’s a much better idea to hire a professional. The following are five reasons why you should hire a rodent exterminator:

  1. Rodents are a danger to your health – The longer it takes you to get rid of your rodent problem, the more of a health risk you’re taking. Rodents can carry all kinds of diseases that can be spread through exposure to their urine and droppings.
  2. Rodents can damage your home – While you’re busy waiting for those rodents to get caught in your traps, their busy chewing through your insulation, wires and even wood. The cost of repairs could end up eclipsing how much it would have cost to simply have a professional rodent exterminator take care of the problem.
  3. Rodent exterminators will figure out where they are – You may know that you have rodents, but you may have trouble figuring out where they are living, making it more difficult to trap them. A professional exterminator will have the experience and know-how to locate any nests in order to more effectively remove them.
  4. Rodent exterminators will get rid of all of them – Your traps may only get rid of a few rodents, whereas professional exterminators will get rid of all of them.
  5. Rodent exterminators will prevent another rodent problem – After getting rid of your rodent problem, an exterminator will implement a number of methods to prevent them from coming back. source: marklepest.com

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