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Eden Pest Knows Pests: Did you Know that Bats Make Up ¼ of all Mammals?

Bats

Not only are a quarter of the mammals on the planet bats, there are over 1,100 species of bats in the world. Residential pest control experts share that the little brown bats that lives in the Pacific Northwest breed during the fall and spring, so now is the perfect time to practice bat control by sealing any openings into your home.

While a small number of little brown bats may carry rabies, the human risk is minimal but real. The bigger concern about the flying rodents is in what they transport, like fleas, mites and chiggers. Bat droppings can also contain histoplasmosis, a fungal pathogen that’s dangerous if you breathe in the spores.

If you think that you may have bats living in or on your property, get in touch with an eco-friendly pest control company like Eden Pest to schedule an inspection

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