These Pest Infestations Are True Halloween Frights

Fake spider webs and spooky bat decorations are a fun part of the Halloween season, but actual infestations can be a real fright. Cooler temperatures and shorter days have many pests searching for a warm, dry place to spend the winter. Prevent unwelcome overwintering pests on your property, call Wild Trappers at the first sign of bats, spiders, or rodents.

 

Bats

A bat in your attic or flying around inside your home or business is likely to give you a fright but you shouldn’t try to trap or kill it. Bats are protected under both federal and state laws due to their important role in our ecosystem—a single bat can eat between 600 and 1000 insects every hour! However, their droppings (guano) and urine can cause severe structural damage and insulation contamination as well as health risks including the lung disease histoplasmosis.

 

Spiders

Spiders can really freak people out but, like bats, their insect-eating skills help regulate other pest problems and make them beneficial to our ecosystem. There are more than 20 species of spiders in Georgia, but the two poisonous ones to look out for are black widows and brown recluse. Black widow spiders are glossy black with a red hourglass shape on their abdomen and brown recluse range in color from yellow to dark brown, have a violin-shaped pattern on their neck, and six eyes separated into three pairs.

 

Rats, Mice, and Rodents

The sound of scurrying critters can really make you cringe. Rats, mice, and rodents can contaminate your food and are known to spread more than 40 diseases through their feces, urine or saliva. Chewed food packages and droppings in your cupboards or pantry are sure signs of a rodent infestation.

 

When to Call Wild Trappers

Don’t let pests spoil your Halloween fun and don’t wait for an infestation to get worse! Call Wild Trappers at the first sign of bats, spiders, or rodents. While some pests may just be a nuisance, they can also cause costly property damage and pose health concerns.

 

Bat, Spider, and Rodent Removal and Control from Wild Trappers

At Wild Trappers we are state certified and expertly trained to humanely trap and remove pests, to sanitize occupied areas, and to protect your home from re-entry. Protect yourself, your family, and your property from unwanted guests by contacting the licensed and trained professionals at Wild Trappers to make sure the only bats, spiders, and rodents you’ll see this year are in the form of your Halloween decorations. Call (770) 828-9622, email, or contact us through our online form today!

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