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.

How to Get Rid of Bats

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.

Bat Inspection

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 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.

Exclusion and Habitat Modification

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 chewers 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. 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 1 800-CRITTER for effective bat removal services.
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Elisabeth
10/1/2021
Great natured guys and very thorough. Appreciate their attitude and service.
Kris
9/27/2021
Michele and George delivered pre-eminent world class customer service! They gave a 24 hour notification with their arrival date and time, were prompt, knowledgeable, and easy to do Business with! They planned their work, and worked their plan. Just when we thought that customer service was a dying art, they restored our confidence that Critter Control is passionate with their craft! I would highly recommend this Company, as they exceeded our expectations! Sincerely, Karen Doherty and Kris Kepler
Mara
9/15/2021
Excellent communications, execution and friendly. I highly recommend this company!
Ellen
9/10/2021
The Critter Control team went above and beyond to make sure that NO CRITTERS could get into my home. We thought we had conquered the problem, but we still heard squirrels getting in, so they returned to reassess and finish the job. They actually pulled up our deck boards and found that the critters were getting in because of a rotted board underneat the cantilever. They replaced the insulation, rotted boards, and put a metal sheeting over everything so NO squirrels or critters could chew their way in! If you need critter control - you need to contact them. They stand behind their work 100%.... Thank you Rodney & Team!! Great Job. Ellen R. Haslett, MI
Joy
9/9/2021
Eric was grate,give him 5 stars and much thanks.
Flo
9/3/2021
Everyone is awesome!! Thank you!
Jan B.
8/28/2021
If you are in the market for this service, having Michelle and George take a look is a must! Unlike some other vendors, the people who come to the house and assess the job are the ones that will actually do the work, so you get to meet the people who will actually perform the work - no new people or subcontractors. Michelle and George are highly experienced, professional, and friendly - a pleasure to work with. They always came within the promised window, and were accessible by phone or text for any questions. Sincerely, highly recommend.
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8/26/2021
Great job
Bilal
8/24/2021
Terrance was very professional. He was very thorough. I would definitely order this service again.
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