Rub Marks Near Entry Points
Bats live in a colony and like to roost in high, secluded, and dark places. This makes attics the best place for bats. While bats are looking for a place to live and have pups, they can climb and slip into small cracks or holes in a home. If you find a streaky oily spot or dirt mark around the exterior of your home, you may have found the spot where a family of bats entered – and your infestation started.
Remember to seal any fractures in your siding to get rid of any chances of bats moving into your home.
1. You Hear Sounds From Your Attic And Walls
Mice and raccoons that have snuck into your home make a lot of noise – and bats are no exclusion! When bats fly outside, they are typically very quiet. But, in a room or your home, the noise can sound louder. It is also possible that bats could be flying into the walls or other objects in your attic or worse – a bat could be trapped in a wall of your home.
Bats are nocturnal creatures, meaning they are only active at dawn and dusk. But, if your attic is closed off from the rest of your home and there are no windows, it is possible that a bat stuck in your house could be active during the day as well as at night. Keep an ear out for any noises from your attic!
2. You Are Finding Bat Guano (Bat Droppings)
Bat guano or bat droppings is the first sign you should look for in your house or attic. Just like any other animal, a bat will leave droppings around any area that they frequent – including your property.
If you suspect that there are bats living in your house, search for bat guano around near entry points (i.e., A window, cracks in your siding, chimneys, etc.) and in your attic insulation. Bat guano is dark brown and pebbly looking, so it may be relatively easy to identify.
If you find bat guano around or in your home, this is a tell tale sign that bats may be – or were at some point – living in your house. Call a pest control company to seek their services. Bat guano is bad for the health of humans and any pets you may have, so make sure to clean it up safely.
3. Brown Stains On Your Ceiling
4. A Strong Odor In Your Attic
5. Seeing Bats Or Bat Pups
If you see a bat flying or roosting in your home, there may be a bat living in your attic! While the bat may have snuck in through some holes in your siding or another entry point, it is important to search your property for any other bats.
Finding a dead bat is also a sign that there could be other bats living your home. Call a wildlife infestation or pest control company to begin the bat removal process.