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Bat Removal, Control, Trapping, and Prevention

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Bat Removal Information

Bat removal is sometimes difficult. Bats are the only mammals that truly fly. They are also probably one of the most misunderstood animals out there. The fact that bats only come out at night and their ability to hide in tight, secret places probably only add to humans’ bat fear and superstition. But in fact, bloodsucking vampire bats, the stars of many a horror film, don’t even live in the United States or Canada.

Instead of forearms, bats, or chiroptera, have wings. They have front hands which help move the wing around, and back legs that work great for landing and hanging upside down. Bats that congregate in groups are called colonial bats, and these are the bats that are found in attics. Solitary bats are less likely to be found in your home or business.

Contrary to popular belief, bats are not blind. In addition to their eyes, they use echolocation as a way to navigate and to find insects that are also flying around at high speeds.

There are about 900 different species of bats. Rodents are the only other mammals that number so high in different variations. North of Mexico, about 40 kinds of bats have been identified.

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Frequently Asked Bat Questions

Where do bats live?

Why are bats in my attic?
When are bats most active?

What foods do bats eat?
I have bats in my attic, walls, or eaves. How did they get there?

I want to learn how to get rid of bats in my attic, walls, or eaves. Why is it important to hire United Wildlife's bat removal team to remove bats?

I heard bats carry diseases. Is that true?

I want to get rid of bats in the attic myself. Is that ok?
Do bat houses work?
How can United Wildlife's bat removal team help me solve my bat control problem?

What are United Wildlife's bat removal payment options? What should I do after United Wildlife's bat removal experts remove the bats?


Q-1. WHERE DO BATS LIVE?

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A. Different bat species live all around the world. Brown bats, Mexican free-tailed bats and evening bats are commonly found nesting in people’s homes or offices. These types of bats love living in attics.

For bats that haven’t found their way into the house, a cave, tree, mine, or underside of a bridge can serve as a good bat home.

Q-2. WHY ARE BATS IN MY ATTIC?
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A. Attics offer female bats a warm, dry, safe place to feed and raise their young. Bats are small with very high metabolisms—they seek heat—so bats in warm attics are very common. Bat pups are very dependent on their mothers. They drink milk from their mothers, like other mammals, and if a baby loses its grip on its roosting place, it may fall and die. Attics are sometimes the safest environments for bat colonies to live. Bat removal from the attic is usually easy, but very messy.

Q-3. WHEN ARE BATS MOST ACTIVE?
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A. Bats are not like mice, which reproduce all the time and don’t live for very long. Bats only have one baby a year, and in rare cases, a bat will have twins. One bat can live for up to 20 years. Night activity also helps bats stay cool and retain proper body moisture.

Since insects are the main staple of the bat diet, and the majority of these insects are active at night, bats are also nocturnal creatures.

Bats are less active during the winter months and they usually migrate to warmer climates at that time. Bats follow air currents and temperature—they like to follow the natural ebb and flow of seasonal cycles. With warm weather comes their favorite food—insects.

Q-4. WHAT FOODS DO BATS EAT?
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A. Bats are some of the top exterminators of insect pests that would wreak havoc on your home, business and yard. Bats are valuable to have around because of their diet. Moths, beetles, gnats and crickets are some favorite insect bat foods.

Q-5. I HAVE BATS IN MY ATTIC, WALLS OR EAVES. HOW DID THEY GET THERE?
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A. A half inch of space or less is all a bat colony needs to get into the attic of your home or business. Bats feel most safe when they have to squeeze into their home, since they know most of their predators can’t follow behind.

Q-6. I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GET RID OF BATS IN MY ATTIC, WALLS OR EAVES. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HIRE UNITED WILDLIFE’S BAT REMOVAL TEAM TO REMOVE BATS?
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A. Once living inside your attic, if the habitat is pleasant, the bat colony will only stay and grow larger. A homeowner may not even know bats are present until piles of droppings are obvious, or odors emanate throughout the house. Another sign may be if you see bats flying from the house or business at night. You may even find bat droppings in the fireplace after they’ve fallen down from the chimney, or guano (bat droppings) in the basement after they’ve fallen down through the walls from the attic.

Sometimes bats will get lost and stray from the attic into your living area. A bat inside the house can never be good, as bats carry diseases. United Wildlife’s bat removal experts have seen cases where a bat is in the house, perhaps a baby bat, and it will fly into humans’ hair while they are sleeping. The human will brush away at the bat and then get bitten. Or, a domestic cat or dog will play with the bat and get bit by a sick bat and then spread rabies to the humans in the household.

Bat guano will pile up quickly and the smell is not pleasant, even if the guano is just in the attic. Bat guano will produce a rancid ammonia smell as it decomposes. If bat guano piles are high enough, they can cause sheetrock to rot and collapse. The excretions in bat toilets will drip through the attic floor, causing an unsanitary, disease-harboring, brown splotch on the ceilings in your home or office.

Many people also dislike the screeching noises bats tend to make, and it can also frighten children and keep them awake. When an attic has many bats, the animals will emanate a musky scent which can creep into the living quarters and cause an unpleasant situation.

Though most humans’ bat fears are unfounded—they are usually not aggressive and don’t suck blood—most people don’t like the thought of 100 bats living right above their heads in the attic. If you have bats in your store or business and customers or employees hear about the bat infestation, you will likely lose business and productivity.

All these bat pest problems will affect the value of your property. It is difficult to sell a home that has a bat infestation and actually, it’s required by law that you fix the bat problem before you sell your home. Property value can decrease between five percent and ten percent due to bat or insect problems.

Q-7. I HEARD BATS CARRY DISEASES. IS THAT TRUE?
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A. Bats are some of the main rabies hosts in the country. Rabies, a virus, progressively paralyzes and can kill any mammal, including humans. Though humans should avoid contact with any bats, if the bat seems especially fearless around humans or is very active during the day, it could be infected. Call United Wildlife’s bat removal experts immediately at 1-888-488-1415.

Though bat guano has been sold as a fertilizer and can be useful in some situations, bat droppings are also a major breeding ground for histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease contracted through airborne spores in bat droppings. Histoplasmosis symptoms may be anything from a mild influenza to blood abnormalities and fever, or even death. An eye condition has been linked to the bat disease histoplasmosis and can lead to blindness in those who contract it.

Little critters can also get a ride on a bat’s back and the closer you are to the bats, the more chance you have of coming into contact with mites, ticks, fleas, cockroaches and other nibbling insects.

Several cases of mites biting humans indoors have been reported.

Ticks are very mobile and have been known to crawl down into buildings that bats are roosting in, and travel great distances to attach themselves to people.

If a bat brings fleas into your home, most likely the biting bug will hop onto your house pet’s back. Once inside, large flea populations can build up quickly. Fleas live on the outside of their hosts’ bodies and need to feed on blood in order to produce eggs.

A bug living in a bat roost can become an infestation in your pantry, bedding, drapes or carpet in no time. One or two mites may stray from the bat colony and crawl along your kitchen table. But if the bats abandon the attic for any reason, the whole caboodle of bat bugs will enter your home, looking for a new host. This is why it’s especially important to have our bat control experts remove bat droppings and other garbage after all the bats have been removed.

Bats are a liability for businesses and restaurants. Bat diseases or bat bugs may infect your employees, guests or food. There are documented cases of illnesses occurring in these situations, and the plaintiff successfully sues the owner of the business. Also, if you are an employer and your workers’ environment is being contaminated by bats, you will see a drop in productivity due to illness.

Q-8. I WANT TO GET RID OF THE BATS IN THE ATTIC MYSELF. IS THAT OK?
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A. Bat removal is probably the most intricate and difficult task that United Wildlife’s animal control experts deal with on a regular basis. Even if a homeowner successfully found a way to trap a bat colony and drove them to a place far away, bats have been known to fly back to their home site up to 500 miles away in a few short days or weeks. Their sense of direction is impeccable, so relocating has to be done through United Wildlife’s special bat relocation process.

Killing bats on purpose is a very bad idea. Bats are a valuable part of the ecosystem and you would be doing yourself and your neighbors a disservice if you were to kill these insect-eaters. Also, you’d be left with hundreds of rotting bat carcasses and the smell and biohazard that comes along with them.

Anything that involves climbing up and down roofs may put an amateur in physical harm. Detailed bat prevention measures have to be taken to make sure bats don’t roost in the attic, chimney or walls again. The bat guano, insects and other bat garbage need to be cleaned up, too.

Homeowners may try to take matters into their own hands by exterminating, killing or poisoning bats. First of all, proper licensing has to be obtained to use any lethal techniques. Bat poisoning fines can reach up to thousands of dollars. Illegal use of poisoning can affect pets and people. Besides, the closer you get to bat habitat, the more likely it is you’re putting yourself at risk of being bitten by a rabid bat or coming into contact with histoplasmosis from guano.

The absolute worst thing a bat trapper can do is to block off the entrances to an attic before all the bats have been removed and their roosting area cleaned. The bats outside will sniff around for the air flow entering the attic of your house or office and find their way in. United Wildlife bat removal knows how to make sure all young bats are able to fly on their own before we begin the venting and trapping process.  Once that is finished, United Wildlife bat clean up will make sure the home or business is properly sealed so bats can’t get in. Then we’ll treat for bat bugs and bat guano.

Q-9. DO BAT HOUSES WORK?
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A. In some cases bat houses are effective. It is important, though, to keep bats as far away from homes, businesses and barns as you can. Putting a bat house directly on your home or business is not advisable. The closer the bats are to your home or business, the more likely they will be to find a way into your house or business. The liability of inviting bats into your home or neighborhood is very risky. Your neighbors could complain through legal measures.

Q-10. HOW CAN UNITED WILDLIFE’S BAT REMOVAL TEAM HELP ME SOLVE MY BAT CONTROL PROBLEM?
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A. United Wildlife’s specializes in bat removal from attics, chimneys and other hard-to-reach locations through special bat-trapping and bat-venting techniques. This way, the bats will be treated in a humane manner and allowed to live, just not in your attic. There are many old wives’ tales touted as remedies for bat removal. They don’t work. United Wildlife’s bat removal experts know how to evict the bat colony from your building, and then bat-proof the location so they can’t squeeze in again.

If bats have already died in your air vents or anywhere else on your living or working space, we offer dead animal removal services and can also help clear odors caused by decomposing bats. Removing dead bats is crucial because bat carcasses will attract fly larvae and maggots and cause a nasty odor, sometimes for up to a year. Then, the bugs may travel down into your living or office space once the bats have fully decomposed. Bugs will search for a new host if United Wildlife’s insect exterminators do not remove them.

We’re experienced trappers who will travel to any location to solve your bat nuisance. We can also do professional phone and Internet coaching for those who live in remote areas and who want to perform pest control for bats by using digital pictures sent by e-mail. We can ship traps and equipment to help you trap bats yourself the right way. Either way, we will work with you to solve your bat infestation. There is not a bat problem that can’t be solved with United Wildlife’s knowledgeable bat control assistance. Call 1-888-488-1415. We’ll do it safely, humanely and right.  

Q-11. WHAT ARE UNITED WILDLIFE’S BAT REMOVAL PAYMENT OPTIONS?
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A. Call United Wildlife’s bat removal specialists at 1-888-488-1415 and we’ll give you our rates. We charge incrementally per bat group and number of service calls. Prices will vary depending on severity of the problem. Depending on the amount of bats and where they are living, you may be able to assist us with the problem as we are dealing with it. There is no free government service that takes care of bat control. The good news is, insurance companies will often pay for some, if not all, of the costs incurred to get rid of bats.

United Wildlife bat control accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also take purchase orders and cash.

Q-12. WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER UNITED WILDLIFE’S BAT REMOVAL EXPERTS REMOVE THE BATS?
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A. After our bat removal experts have taken care of the bat problem, it is best to contain or properly repair the structure and kill any bugs in your home the bats may have been feeding on. Don’t entice other bats to return. We will also help you make sure the building is properly secured to deter any future winged friends from entering.

Cleaning up the bat guano is a crucial step. Dry guano can carry histoplasmosis for years and contaminate items you are storing in the attic. United Wildlife can clean up the bat poop and use special solutions afterward to sanitize the bat area.

A great way to combat a bat problem is to eradicate any insect infestations you may have. United Wildlife’s insect exterminators can help you install an insect control system to keep bugs away so that bats will not be tempted by them as a food source.

Do remember that bats are wild and unpredictable. Though we have years of experience in the bat removal field, a particular bat situation may require that we return more than once to get the job done right and to prevent bats in the attic of your house or business in the future.

Our mission at United Wildlife is to help identify your bat pest damage. We will remove the existing bat pests and develop a custom-wildlife solution to stop or control the bat problem from occurring again.

In the end, if you’re happy with our experienced, professional bat removal service, any referrals are always appreciated.


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