There are around 14 species of bats in Georgia. Bats become a nuisance wildlife problem for people when they start entering homes and buildings to roost and live. Bats play a critical role in the ecosystem. They eat millions of flying insects including mosquitoes. However, as good as they are for the ecosystem they do severe damage to homes where they roost.
Bats are filthy critters. They urinate and defecate where they roost which becomes very soiled over time and puts off a strong toxic odor. The urine will soak into the wood vents and framework of your home and will ruin it. Bat droppings in vents and attics will accumulate in piles under their roost and over time poses significant health risks.