Small, nocturnal mammals, bats use echolocation to find their food. They like to roost in groups, and their ability to fly allows them to gather in attics, chimneys, barns, and sheds. Since these spaces offer protection from the elements and access to insects, infestations are common.
Bats make sounds that are two or three times higher than humans can hear. When the flying mammals use echolocation, humans are only sometimes able to make out very quiet clicks. Slowed down, the clicks are actually chirps with a distinct tonal progression.
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Though bat sounds are nearly impossible to hear outdoors, the noises of echolocation can be detected inside insulated homes. Additionally, residents may hear scratching and flapping sounds made by bats trapped inside attics or other areas of the home.
Bat Sounds at Night
Residents most often hear bat sounds at night or in the early morning when the pests are either leaving or returning from their search for food. The noises people are able to hear result from bats' movements. As flying mammals, bats make fluttering noises with their wings. They also use their wings as hands to climb and crawl, so homeowners may hear scratching on walls.
Bat Control & Removal
Infestations of bats are problematic because the pests spread diseases and damage property. For example, they knock things down while flying and defecate all over homes. The pests may carry rabies, and their droppings facilitate the growth of histoplasmosis. Hearing bat noises in the house should prompt homeowners to contact wildlife control as soon as possible. The trained professionals at Critter Control can remove bats efficiently and safely.
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Brandon was out to please and make out lives easier with out bat situation. Above and beyond of the call of duty and got the job done. Thank you!
BAT POOP CLEAN-UP AND PREVENTION! Bat guano removed from gables. No bats found in attic, so put new screens on all gable vents, as one screen was close to breaking and then bats may have gotten in! Great work in Tulsa
Squirrels and chipmunks were in our attic. So we called Critter Control to do an inspection. Their representative climbed all over our very steep roof and found several places where squirrels had entered our attic.
Upon inspection of the attic, evidence of bats was also found. The Critter Control team came on time to completely caulk the entire perimeter of the house and create an exit strategy for the squirrels and bats.
Because bat droppings
can cause histoplasmosis, this also required total removal and replacement of our attic insulation and sanitizing the space. Not a small job in a 1,300 sq. ft. attic! While Critter Control’s cost was high, our homeowners insurance covered most of it. Everyone representing Critter Control was professional, courteous and timely. I would highly recommend them to anyone who thinks they might have unwelcome guests living in their attic
On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings
Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!
Service: Bat Removal in San Diego
We noticed droppings on our brand new deck - we were given their number from our contractor. They came the next day. Brian looked at it and said - yeah, bats!! He then checked every area in our attic and he explained exactly what needed to be done.
He found evidence of a mice infestation, provided a referral and they are helping us as well. Great service, very informative, very professional! We are very satisfied and would recommend them to anyone who has any issues with any critters!