The Case of the Super Bat

Forget Batman Vs. Superman, the star of this show is the Super (immune) Bat.

Some people may consider the bat to be a pest due to its attic roosting; making a mess of their attics and keeping them up all night, and, let’s be honest, who can blame them?

But did you know, there is a much scarier reason to be wary of bats invading your home?

Bats are known to be sources of at least 100 different viruses including Ebola and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome amongst others, and whilst being largely unpleasant, Ebola, in particular, can be deadly to humans. Alongside this, bats are known to carry many other bacteria and germs that are harmful to humans, too.

If you suspect you have a problem with bats in your home, get in touch with Pest Control in London today.

Although it is very rare that you will come into direct contact with bats (they are nocturnal and avoid contact through their radar senses), any bacteria or viruses active in their droppings or even saliva can be passed on to humans. It is important to approach a bat infestation with caution, should one be detected.

Our highly trained pest control team are one of the best in London and have the correct protective equipment and methods to ensure that your family won’t come to harm at the hands (or wings, rather), of a bat.

So, just how are they Super Bats?

Well, researchers have been testing genes and discovered that many bats have an enhanced immune system that works all of the time, instead of only when required – like in humans. Their over-active immune system helps to suppress any potential infections preventing them from getting ill, or indeed, succumbing to one of the many deadly viruses they carry.

Scientists are hoping that the immune system research will help aid a medical response to diseases like Ebola and prevent the current high death rate associated with the disease.

Until then, if you feel you are experiencing a problem with bats, then Pest Control in London is on hand to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 772 3262 or use our contact form to make an enquiry.


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