Physical Danger: Bats may become defensive when threatened, leading to bites or scratches. Some species, like the Mexican free-tailed bats, are known to carry fleas, adding another layer of potential harm. Professional technicians are equipped to handle bats safely, minimizing the risk of physical harm.
Working at Heights: Bats often roost in high, difficult-to-reach places such as attics or chimneys. Working at heights poses inherent risks, including falls and injuries. Our specialists at Texas Bat Solutions are trained in safety protocols for working at elevated locations and using appropriate safety equipment.
Health Risks: Bats can carry diseases like rabies, histoplasmosis, and bat lyssavirus. Handling bats without proper gear or attempting to remove them without professional expertise can result in exposure to these diseases.
Airborne Particles: Disturbing bat guano can release airborne particles containing fungal spores, bacteria, and other contaminants. Inhalation of these spores can result in respiratory issues, a fungal infection, and other health problems. Proper safety measures, including wearing respiratory protection and appropriate cleaning techniques, are essential during cleanup.
Legal Considerations: Federal Laws and local regulations protect many bat species due to their importance in controlling insect populations. Killing or harming bats without proper authorization can result in legal consequences. Professional bat removal services are well-versed in these regulations and operate within the bounds of state and federal law.