How to Identify & Remove Bats in Trees

Bats don't like to be disturbed by humans. Since the pests are nocturnal and choose secluded nesting spots, this isn't usually a problem. However, sheltered lawns and buildings may attract bats. In addition to attics and sheds, they also roost among tree branches, inside cavities in trunks, and under loose bark.

Do you have bats in trees?

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Problems Caused by Bats in Trees

Since the animals eat pest insects like mosquitoes, having trees full of bats does have its benefits. However, bats living close to people may move into houses, causing a variety of issues.

These pests leave large amounts of guano under their roosts and spread diseases, including rabies and histoplasmosis. Colonies of bats in trees make noise at night as well. Their rustling and squeaking sounds unsettle residents who are trying to sleep.


Keeping bats away from trees can be challenging. Some people use bat boxes with varying levels of success. These shelters offer the animals a place to nest while giving homeowners control over placement. However, having a bat box in the yard doesn't guarantee these pests will adopt it as their new roost.

Ultimately, the best way to control bats in trees is to contact professionals for removal. Critter Control has plenty of experience safely and humanely ridding homes and yards of wildlife.

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Anett B.
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!
Celia G
Bat removal. Very knowledgeable and dedicated.
Emily G.
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!
Jerry M.
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
Vincent S.
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!

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Sonia-Maria R.
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!


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