Were coming up on that time of year when pests that normally make their homes outside start craving a warmer environment to occupy when the weather turns cold.
Unfortunately, many beneficial creatures earn the “Pest” classification when they decide the warmer environment is your home.
Bats are among such creatures.
Throughout the spring and summer months, you will often see bats swooping near streetlights or over bodies of water, as the flying insects that come out at night – mainly moths and mosquitoes – make up the majority of their diets.
The most common bat in Georgia is the Brown Bat. Its body is only two to three inches long, but it has a wingspan of up to 11 inches. Gray bats and “nighttime bats” also are common in the Southeast, and all are insectivores, eating as many as 1,200 flying insects every hour!
So we dont want to get rid of them, unless we want the insect populations to soar. What we want to do is ensure they dont find a way into the house.
This is the best time of year to check for the small spaces along the roofline, entry areas for utility cables, and other crevices that would allow a bat easy entry into your home. Identify and seal all cracks – you can do the work yourself or call on a qualified handyman.
Stay tuned for more seasonal updates that will keep your home pest-free all year long!
Remember, call on the Pied Piper for all of your termite & pest control needs.