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The negative effects of pests in a household are well known to everybody and most households do not want to take any chances. Many homeowners take the help of a good Pest Control Montgomery in TX so that common pests do not make an entry into the house and start breeding. 

Needless to say, controlling pests extends to termite treatment as well so that furniture and wood items are preserved properly.

How Pests Can Be A Threat To You And Your Home

Pests are those which cause danger to health since they tend to feed on wood, electrical wiring, leftover food, and more. While they have a value in our ecosystem, below are important reasons why pests are a threat and therefore cannot stay in our homes:

  1. Many pests are carriers of bacteria and viruses and having them in your house can cause food and drink contamination.
  2. They also cause skin problems when they happen to bite people. 
  3. They can cause great damage to furniture and are also known to destroy growth of grass and shrubs on the lawns. 
  4. Once they get into the house, it is difficult to eradicate them with basic preventive measures as they quickly breed. 

A good mosquito control in Montgomery TX is the only way to eliminate mosquitoes and other critters as they have the necessary chemicals and pesticides with them.

Pest control specialists are well aware of the habits of pests and can detect their presence in a house. This enables them to provide assistance with a whole range of services and products that are suitable for both domestic as well as business enterprises. 

Increase Your Home’s Value With The Help Of Pest Control

Most professional Pest Control Montgomery in TX services include the use of safe and environmentally friendly pesticides so that there are no adverse effects on humans, pets, and on the property in general.

To ensure that the pests are kept away, some trenches are dug and filled with chemicals made solely for these pests. The process however can take some time and can also become messy, but it is well worth the trouble as you can rest assured you are safe from any potential harm brought by unwanted critters.

Yet another way of getting rid of these pests is by drilling deep holes in the property. They are dug in close proximity of two feet and then the liquid chemicals are poured into them. The holes are then completed and sealed with cement which ensures no pest can emerge from these holes.

It is important to enlist the services of a professional pest control company and not try to do anything on your own as you would not have the right tools and sufficient knowledge to combat pests.

Consulting with a professional pest control contractor is very useful when it comes to long-term protection. A house is an investment in itself, and the more you, as a homeowner, maintain its overall structure and free of pests, the more valuable your home becomes. 

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Between 20 and 25 percent of all mammal species are bats. There are over 1,300 different species of these furry flying creatures of the night. In fact, the only mammals that make up a larger percentage of all mammal species are rodents (and no, bats are NOT rodents).

 

Bats live all over the world, including in Texas, and these mammals are an integral part of our ecosystem. Nightly, they hunt and feed on countless flying insects, including mosquitoes, which helps keep insect populations down. In fact, one little brown bat is known to easily hunt down and eat around 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in an hour, while nursing mother bats can consume over 4,500 flying insects every single night. The world would likely be overrun with insects if it weren’t for natural animal predators like bats and spiders. 

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Bats in the Belfry

There are six main species of bats that most commonly occur in Texas:

  • Mexican Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)

  • Tri-Colored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus)
  • Cave Myotis (Myotis velifer)
  • Evening Bat (Nycticeius humeralis)

  • Southeastern Myotis (Myotis austroriparius)

  • Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Just because bats are friends to us and keep the ecosystem running smoothly, that doesn’t mean they cannot be nuisances. You might notice unusual stains and odors on and around your home to indicate that bats have moved in. Here are some things to look for to let you know you have a bat infestation.

 1.  Squeaky Noises

When bats are hunting at night, they use ultrasonic beams, similar to radar, to locate and track their prey. The high-frequency noises of these sounds are well above the normal range of human hearing, and we usually don’t hear most of these squeaks and chirps. But when they are in their nests, they do make a distinct squeaky chatter to communicate amongst themselves. As dusk approaches, when bats are preparing to go out hunting in the dark, this “chirpy chatter” gets gradually louder and more intense. 

2.  Strange Odors

Along with their squeaks and bat droppings (guano), bats emit a particular body odor, as does their urine. Think of a musty smell, combined with the scent of ammonia, and that is roughly what a bat colony smells like. Larger colonies obviously emit more potent odors. Fortunately, once you’ve gotten rid of a bat colony, the stifling odors go away with it.  

3.  Bat Urine

Bats do not chew through wood and other building materials like rodents, but their urine is potent enough to inflict damage on a building’s infrastructure due to the high levels of uric acid their urine contains. Wooden shingles and even metal sheets on a roof are vulnerable to this acidic damage, and the erosion of these materials can lead to leaking. It can also leave stains on walls when it leaks down from the nest of a bat colony.

4.  Greasy Stains

And bats love to nest in high-up places in and around buildings, underneath eaves, and in attics and garages if they can gain access. Bats also have a gland in their chests that produces an oily substance that waterproofs and conditions their fur. Whenever bats fly up and into a nesting site, they tend to rub up against the surface outside the opening, leaving greasy stains and streaks. At first, these stains look like a barely noticeable beige to brown discoloration, but after some time passes, the stains darken and become much more visible.  

5.  Bat Droppings

Bat droppings, commonly known as “guano,” is another recognizable evidence of the nearby presence of bats. Guano has a unique torpedo-shaped appearance, and is light to dark brown in color, depending on how dry the droppings are. Since bats only eat small flying insects like mosquitoes, flies, and moths, their droppings do not feature the same white tips that rodent droppings do. Guano deposits can easily be found accumulating on the ground and on the walls beneath bat colony nests, as well as on the surfaces of roofs. If you should see bat droppings, be careful not to inhale, as the fungus contained in guano can inflict respiratory diseases.

When Should You Call an Exterminator for Bats?

You should definitely contact a professional pest control service that can get rid of bats whenever you first start to see any of the above signs of a bat colony infestation. This can help you deter expensive damage by getting on top of the situation earlier rather than later. Bats can not only cause property damage, but they can also be the source of health hazards. If you’ve got bats in your belfry, call our Texas pest control experts today at 832-898-0190 for a consultation. You can also email us at info@fullscopepestcontrol.com. We can help you get your bat problem under control, as well as other pest problems at home and in your yard professionally and promptly. We can also show you what you can do to help prevent future problems and save you money in the long run.  

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