Posted on September 14, 2017September 26, 2017 Scarebat? – Bat Exclusion in Mount Laurel, NJ CategoriesUncategorizedShare Bats can actually be quite a beneficial animal. Their acquired tastes can often keep mosquitos and other bothersome insects at bay. Indeed, at first glance, bats appear to be quite skilled at pest management! However, bats cease to become helpful, and start becoming pests themselves when they begin to plague someone’s home. At this point, the risk of being bitten by a rabid bat, or coming down with histoplasmosis from the spores of their guano outweighs any potential benefit they may provide. It was for this reason that a resident of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey began placing scarecrows around their house to keep bats away; a method which the resident had read about online. But by then, the bats had already invaded the attic, soffits, and areas behind the fascia boards. While we cannot attest to the effectiveness of scarecrows as far as bats are concerned, there is no denying the fact that other methods were necessary to exclude the bats which had already entered the home. With this in mind, Balance of Nature aided the Mt. Laurel resident by enacting a complete bat exclusion. The exclusion, which involves sealing the entire house, takes approximately 7 to 10 days, and includes a 2 year warranty. Do you think you have a bat problem? Bats, which often take over a home’s attic, will leave droppings behind called guano. These dropping are often mistaken as evidence of mice or other rodents, but unlike rodent droppings, guano has a tendency to crumble. The bat guano may pose a health hazard if it comes into contact with a certain amount of moisture. It may grow the spores which cause histoplasmosis, a type of lung infection disease. If you are looking for a bat exclusion, there is one thing to keep in mind. Because bats are a protected species, they may not be excluded in New Jersey between the months of May to August. Contact Balance of Nature today for more details on this type of service!