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Banishing Bats

Bats can be creepy little creatures. That’s probably why their likeness is used as part of Halloween decorations and decor this time of year. One of the most common species we have here in the Northeast is called the Small Brown Bat. These little bats have a glossy fur and short ears. They’re found all over North America, but are mainly a Northern species. They produce one young a year in the spring after hibernation, often occupying structures in the spring and summer. (That’s why bat proofing isn’t done between May and mid-August– mothers are providing food for their pups and could be closed out of a house causing death to the young ones.) They will give birth in buildings but may hibernate elsewhere. Little Brown Bats are primarily colonial bats, living in potentially large social groups.

Like other mammals, only a small percentage of bats contract rabies. And while it is possible for humans to contract rabies from bats (it does happen occasionally), the chance of it actually occurring is not very strong. That being said, risk can and should be minimized by avoiding contact with bats, particularly those that appear sick or are not behaving normally (active during the day, having trouble flying, etc.). It is advisable to have your home professionally examined if you believe you may be living with bats. Never try to handle bats yourself. Do not employ potentially lethal techniques to try to rid yourself of bats. The trained technicians at Eliminate’Em can humanely remove bats from your home and close up points of entry. The best time to bat-proof is FALL or early SPRING, so don’t hesitate to call for a FREE ESTIMATE NOW! If you have bats or anything else creepy haunting you this Halloween, call us NOW! 1-866-802-7378 (7378)

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