The United States is home to over 40 bat species (Arizona and Texas have the widest variety of bat species). Bats play a vital role in the local ecosystem and can help the economy. Most American bats are insectivores. One bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour.

Bat Removal

Critter Control specializes in humane bat removal and prevention. There are six species of bats that are federally protected, and numerous states have specific regulations regarding bat removal. To avoid breaking any laws or regulations, call a professional for help when dealing with a bat problem.


Our inspector will perform a full interior and exterior inspection. Due to the dangers of exposure to guano, it is extremely important for a respirator to be worn when in an attic containing bats. After inspecting, he/she will construct a custom plan for your home to safely remove the bats and properly seal your home. Our inspector will also provide warranty options as well as educate you on our recurring programs.

If a bat is in your living space at the time of the inspection, the top priority to keep you as well as the bat safe. Bats should never be handled with bare hands. Our wildlife specialist will use gloves specifically designed to handle animals and ensure the bat is safely released outdoors.

Signs of Bat Infestation 

 

Our Wildlife Specialist will search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings.

Bat Removal Process

The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve is like a one-way door. It allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. Since each bat removal is unique, our specialist will use or create a bat valve specifically for your home. Our inspector will determine the proper amount of bat valves to be used, but most removals only require one bat valve.

Once the bat valve is installed, all other entry points will be sealed, allowing for bats to only exit through the valve. The removal process typically takes 3-7 days. Our specialist will perform a final attic inspection before removing the valve. After removing the valve, the final entry point will be sealed, leaving your home bat-free.
  • Keep in mind that many states have regulations in which bat removal cannot be performed during maternity season. Call a Critter Control Professional for details in your state.

Bat Exclusion

Some bats return to the same roost year after year.  If you want to prevent bats from entering your home, preventative exclusion is the best precaution you can take. Because bats are not gnawers like rodents, they only utilize existing entry points to make their way into your home.

Another way to help prevent bats are to keep outside lights turned off at night. The lights will attract insects, and insects are a huge food source for bats.

Bats also drink a lot of water, so minimizing water sources around your property, if possible, is a way to prevent bats and other wildlife from being a nuisance.

However, with your home excluded, bats are great to have around. Bats will help reduce the insect population around your house, and they also pollinate many flowers and crops that we utilize every day.

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Bat Removal Near You.

Call Critter Control for humane bat removal. Homeowners notice strange smells, stains on the wall, or bad smells when bats roost in the attic or inside their walls. Bat are protected and require exclusion not extermination to eliminate bats from your home.  

Call a Critter Control near you at 1 800-CRITTER for local bat removal services.

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Testimonials

Jeff
2/28/2024
Very courteous and work was very well done
Sophia
2/28/2024
Great service, efficient and excellent
Christy
2/28/2024
Staff is always professional and courteous. Thank you!
Kent
2/22/2024
Outstanding service. Cooper was very knowledgeable and good to work with. He answered all of our questions and communicated with us on a regular basis throughout the process. He seemed to care just as much about fixing our critter issue as we did. Also learned a few interesting squirrel facts along the way. Our only regret was that we didn't call Critter Control earlier!
Xaviera
2/22/2024
First, allow me to say that I've been with Critter Control for a year now and I've been pleased with the service for the most part. Today however was different. Raymond was my service guy and introduced himself as my new technician going forward. He was very thorough and explained to me how the bait stations worked and even showed me the inside of them. Unfortunately, there was a snake in one of the bait stations and because he knew of my fear, he called for backup to have it removed. He takes great pride in his job and worked diligently until all issues were resolved. Thank You Raymond for your excellence service. You are greatly appreciated! ~Xaviera~
Thomas
2/21/2024
Jack was our Wildlife Damage Control Technician from Critter Control of Dayton. Jack was very professional and explained exactly what he would do and when. He then followed through performing his service for two weeks. Although he did not catch any animals in the two traps he placed on our roof near two holes, he checked them daily, reset them as necessary, verified there were no animals nesting in the holes, and then sealed them with painted steel plates. If anyone has a problem with critters in or around your house, I highly recommend Critter Control as the solution to your problem.
E.
2/20/2024
Critter Control came right out and explained what they were going to do, how they would retrieve the squirrel and how they would capture it. I would definitely call on them again!
Alan
2/19/2024
Excellent job. Very personable employee.Thank you John Cavendish.
Katie
2/19/2024
Such a great company to work with. Always responded quickly! Very professional. Definitely recommend.
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