Critter Control

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Bats

Bats in the belfry, attic, basement or chimney? Scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling? Foul odors in your home? Critter Control can help eliminate bats in your home and prevent them from re-entry. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective bat removal services.
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Bats

How To Identify Bat Problems


Bat Description
Bats are commonly feared and misunderstood by many, causing a threat to bat populations around the world. The environmental benefits of bats are often overlooked. North America is home to 45 species of bats that can eat 500 or more flying insects in a single night. Bats are essential to the health of our environment. They help control pests and are necessary pollinators and seed-dispersers. Bats will invade attics in the summertime in search of a safe place to raise their young. Each species poses its own bat removal challenge and in most cases it is best to contact or hire a trained professional to handle the issue. Bats are relentless, which is why it can be helpful to hire a professional to not only humanely remove the bat but to examine and repair your home to eliminate the chance of future bat infestation.


Bat Habitats
Bats can be found living in almost any conceivable shelter, though they are best known for living in caves. Many species that live in buildings do so because of shrinking natural habitat. It is very common for bats to roost in attics or eaves of residential homes or commercial buildings. Bats can be very unpleasant guest in your home they are noisy, tend to have a musky odor and commonly leave droppings in their roosting location.


Bat Entry
If you are experiencing a bat problem in your home or place of business, chances are these critters have already established multiple entry points. Our bat removal professionals will assess the problem and take the necessary steps to not only humanely remove the bat or bats from your home or building but also repair damaged areas and reduce the possibility of future bat infestation.

 

What To Do Before The Bat Removal Specialist Arrives

 

Bat Control and Safety
Bats are not typically dangerous animals, however, if you are able to identify with certainty that you have bats in your home we recommend that you contact your local Critter Control office (hyper-­‐link to office finder) and take a few steps to prepare for the technician’s arrival. You should be able to identify the general area of the home or building that the bats are nesting based on the sounds you hear while inside the home. Take a walk around the exterior and try to identify the point(s) of entry. This will be helpful for the bat removal technician. Bats can carry rabies and should never be handled without gloves and proper practice. Most types of bats have very small teeth, which may leave marks that disappear quickly. If a bat bites you or if infectious material such as saliva from a bat gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or a wound – wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water and get medical advice immediately.


Contact a Critter Control Bat Specialist
Bat removal and professional Bat prevention services should be contacted as soon as a Bat issue is identified. Call 1-­‐800-­‐ CRITTER (274-­‐8837)


What To Expect Once A Bat Technician Arrives

 
Bat Trapping and Removal
Critter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your Bat problem. Critter Control offices practice humane Bat removal techniques that ensure the safe capture and release of the nuisance animals.


Bat Damage
Your Critter Control technician will assess the damage caused by the nuisance bats and provide solutions not only for repairing the damaged area but will also present a prevention strategy, which may include securing the bats’ entry points to your home or business. The sooner these issues are handled and addressed by our bat removal expert, the lower the overall cost. Don’t wait to call Critter Control if you hear bats in your attic!

Critter Control is a nationwide company, and as such, the presence of the material on this local site does not imply that your local office can offer every service for every animal listed here. Please call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837) to see if the local office can handle your situation.