How to Get Rid of Dead Bats Safely
Due to their inclination for eating insects, bats are largely beneficial to humans. However, encounters with dead bats in the house are dangerous, as contact can lead to debilitating diseases. During cool weather, bats greatly reduce their activities due to low body temperature. This means a motionless bat on the ground can appear to be dead, yet bite when humans approach. Since the pests can squeeze through cracks a quarter of an inch in diameter, homeowners may also encounter a dead bat in the attic, walls, or woodshed.
Dangers of Dead Bats
There are many reasons to remove a dead bat as soon as possible. Pests like maggots, flies, and fleas flock to animal remains. Although getting rid of carcasses can be difficult, the rancid dead bat smell provides plenty of motivation. Still, homeowners should proceed with caution. The rabies virus usually dies shortly after its host, but those who handle dead bats should take all possible safety measures. Carcasses are often discovered near guano, which can carry a life-threatening fungal disease called histoplasmosis.
Exclusion & Removal
To avoid having to deal with dead bat removal in the first place, seal all entry points around windows, doors, vents, and pipes. However, at the risk of inadvertently trapping any baby bats already living inside, this should never be during the birthing season for bats in your area, and never in June or July. Those that become trapped inside or die of disease in an attic can wreak havoc. Not only is being bitten by a rabid bad a realistic concern, but living and dead bats in the walls cause unsanitary conditions with their guano, urine, and decomposition. Contact Critter Control immediately upon discovery of a dead bat, as removal should only be performed by trained professionals.
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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!
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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!