Although over a dozen species of bats occupy the state year -round, only five bats live in Miami, FL. Many of these are relatively similar in appearance but differ in size, habitat, and behavior. The most common species in Miami neighborhoods is the Brazilian free-tailed bat, while the largest and rarest is the Florida bonneted bat. These pests get their name from their large ears, which slant forward and cover their eyes. Other varieties include northern yellow bats, Seminole bats, and evening bats.

Why Are Bats Dangerous?

Bats are helpful in eliminating insects, but they can be dangerous to residents. While the pests naturally roost in caves or trees, they also invade man-made structures, such as attics and walls. Droppings, called guano, pile up quickly when bats live indoors. This creates a serious health hazard, since exposure to guano can cause histoplasmosis. If untreated, this life-threatening fungal disease may damage the lungs and other organs. Bats in Miami can also be carriers of rabies, though transmission of the virus from bats to humans is rare.

Detection and Control of Bats

To avoid the dangers these pests bring into homes, Miami residents should be aware of the signs of bats. Because they are nocturnal, bats make squeaking and scratching sounds as they move around during the night. Additionally, guano on walls indicates that a colony is nearby. If bats are found indoors, safely eliminate the problem by contacting the professionals at Critter Control.


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John with CC has helped us twice in the last six years - first with a minor mouse problem, and then in troubleshooting a mystery animal that was raising a ruckus on the roof. In each case he was friendly, professional, and offered excellent guidance on the practical solutions. Highly recommend him, and this company.
Squirrels chewed siding of chimney. CC tech came out to assess situation. Fortunately animals not in attack. CC repair team came out and repaired damage and did a fine job. Very pleased with the business, their work and customer service.
Cannot say enough wonderful things about this company and Joe especially. We recently found a bat in our basement…SCARY! Called and asked for help, Joe came out at 8pm and was able to search the house, capture the bat safely and removed it from our home. His customer service was priceless to me and I highly recommend this company to everyone. Post visit he even sent a team to further assess our property and provide a quote for future needs.
They helped get rid of bats at our house and were friendly and easy to work with, highly recommend
We appreciated the quick response and the careful service by David Gleason. He explained each step of the process. He also returned to reset traps that had been sprung. He was professional and friendly. We highly recommend Critter Control.
Bryan was great. On time, professional, friendly. Most importantly, honest. No lies, no fear tactics, no gimmicks. Assessed the issue and was honest about the lack of work that actually needed to be done/was recommended, knowing that other places had dramatized and given several thousand dollar (4k+) estimates on a job that costs a couple hundred dollars. Can't recommend enough. Will be using for any future issues.
I’ve been using them for several years now. They are great!
Removed bats from our house and sealed up other areas of concern. Very responsive, explained things throughly to us, and did the work in a very timely manner. Much better than their two competitors that we also called. I would highly recommend them.
We have been having issues in our yard, and recently discovered large holes. Called this team, they immediately came out and determined the holes were partially exposed mole tunnels. They took care of the tunnels (as best they could), and trapped and caught a mole for removal. They were responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough. While I hope it is not needed - we would certainly reach out to them again should a need arise!
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