More than half of the US population of bat species are in decline or endangered, which is a growing concern because of how important bats are to our ecosystem as natural pollinators and pest control providers. To help with bat conservation, a bat box is an artificial roost that can be installed to allow bats a safe place to live.
The Noble Goal of Bat Boxes
Similar in structure to a birdhouse, a bat box is designed to provide bats with a secure roosting place outside and away from residential properties in order to keep both homes and bats safe from harm.
Custom bat box installation will depend on your budget, tools, and materials at hand. However, bat boxes are easy to construct out of wood, or can be purchased and installed using prefabricated bat box kits.
A bat box can also help reduce the chances of homeowners attempting fatal and illegal bat removal. Because certain bat species are endangered and their removal is protected by law, you should never attempt to remove the bats on your own. State regulations designate a specific time of year when bat removal is allowed. By installing a bat box, you can abide by the laws while, theoretically, keeping bats away from your home.
The Trouble with Bat Boxes
While a bat box is important for conserving the bat population, it and its winged inhabitants should not be roosting on your property. Inviting bats to roost in a bat box near your home is a welcome mat to bat-related damage and disease. Bats are known carriers of rabies, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and salmonellosis. The roosting pests can also spread destructive contamination from their excessive droppings, or guano, that will create toxic smells and hard-to-clean property damage.
If you are dealing with nuisance bats in or around your property, you can avoid the dangers and risks associated with DIY bat removal by calling the professionals at Animal Wildlife Trappers.
Reliable Bat Removal Services in Central Florida
The bat removal experts at Animal Wildlife Trappers are licensed and trained to provide safe and legal bat removal services in your area. Our technicians have the equipment and experience to provide you with fast and effective services that ensure the nuisance pests are permanently removed.
To schedule an appointment and receive a free bat removal estimate, call us today at 352-267-0546.