Do bats chew on wires?

The bat is a creature that no one wants in their home. They pose an enormous health risk to you and your family, because they carry a large number of pathogens and parasites that can cause you and your family to get ill. The sad part about this is that you don’t even need to come in contact with the bat to be exposed to these illnesses. If you come in contact with their feces, which can include when their feces dries and becomes airborne, you can quickly have a parasite growing inside of you, causing you a wide variety of illnesses.



Your pets are also in danger from these little creatures. They can also receive and contract the same kind of illnesses that you can, plus there is the added possibility that the bat may directly attack your cat or dog. If the bat feels like it is being threatened by your pet, it is going to react to defend itself which can mean that your pet can be bitten or scratched, opening the possibility that it could become ill.

It is for reasons like this that keeping a bat far away from your home should be a priority for any homeowner that is faced with the possibility of a bat getting into their house. If you live in an area where bats are known to reside, then there is a possibility that it could get in. This means you need to take precautions to stop them from being able to do so.

The health issues are reason enough alone to do this, but there are other issues that you need to be aware of that pose a threat to you and your family. Bats often find shelter in one of two areas in a person’s home. That is either in the attic or in the walls.

These locations are dangerous for many reasons, most of which is because there is a great deal of electrical wiring that is present, especially in between the walls. Now you may wonder if there is any reason to be concerned? Does a bat chew on the wiring in your house? The answer is yes.

That may surprise you, but consider other kinds of animals that are similar to the bat in the way that they live. A few of the most common are mice, rats, squirrels, and chipmunks. These are all creatures with sharp teeth that look for areas where they can kind of burrow in to find shelter.

If you have come across a homeowner who has had rats or mice in their home, or any of these other animals, they probably all have horror stories about how these creatures chewed wood, drywall, and even electrical wiring. They are looking for objects to sharpen their teeth, and your plastic or rubber coated wiring could be the absolute perfect option to assist in this endeavor. What that tells you is that you are at considerable risk for a bat chewing at the electrical wiring in your walls.

Now ask yourself what that means for you. If a bat chewed through your electrical wiring you face two primary issues. The first is a power outage, which no one wants to have happen. The second, which is the more serious one, is that this can lead to a fire. Your little pesky bat can quickly become the cause of a major inferno in your house simply by chewing through the wire in creating a short period

It’s clear that you don’t want a bat and your home at all. Now you have even more reason to make sure that you don’t. NEED LOCAL HELP? We have wildlife removal professionals servicing 95% of the USA. Click here to hire a local bat removal expert in your home town. Updated 2017. It's best to be educated on the subject, so browse this site and especially read the bats in the attic home page, or email me if you have any more questions about Do bats chew on wires?



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