How to Get Rid of Bats

Signs of a Bat Infestation

Some signs that you might have bats in your house include guano or scratching noises in the attic or walls. Bat guano is known for producing a strong ammonia smell.

You may also see:

  • Oily patches around your home



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Bat Problems


Are bats known to enter homes or yards?
Bats are commonly found in attics and barns, as these mammals enjoy safe, dark places. Hollow trees and bat boxes are ideal places for the creatures to roost, as well. During summer months when bat pups are learning to fly, they accidentally enter buildings through open doors or windows.


Do bats harm people or property?
For the most part, bats and humans peacefully coexist. One of the largest problems associated with bat populations is the droppings that accumulate. Although prized in some areas as a rich fertilizer, bat guano makes people sick when it collects in attics since it can harbor dangerous fungal spores, such as histoplasmosis.

"We had a very nice, calm specialist come and remove a bat in our home and then proceed to check all areas. We had confidence in him, appreciated his reassurance and guarantee that should there be a problem, they would be back to solve it!"

—Howard B.


Control and Safety

Despite their reputation for carrying rabies, less than half of one percent of bats actually carry the virus. Nevertheless, bats should never be picked up or grabbed. In order to keep colonies of the creatures from roosting in attics, proper precautions should be taken to cover or seal all vents, holes, chimneys, windows, and gaps leading inside homes.

Trapping and Removal

Since bats may carry disease, individuals should never approach them. Bats also bite and scratch when they feel threatened and can easily injure humans. Wildlife Management Services' technicians are trained to humanely remove any bat problems plaguing residential and commercial properties.

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