Need bat removal in your hometown? We service over 500 USA locations! Click here to hire us in your town and check prices - updated for year 2020.
Bat control is a unique specialty field. It is not the type of work that just any old wildlife trapper or pest control company can perform. It requires specialized training, unique techniques, attention to detail, and extensive knowledge of bat biology and behavior. Bat control experts must know exactly which bat species they are dealing with, what time periods the bats undergo their maternity season, when and if they migrate, and when and if they hibernate, and if so, whether your structure meets their hibernation requirements. A bat control expert must know the bat's behavior: what areas they prefer to roost in, what areas they prefer to enter/exit homes from, their methods of exiting and entering buildings, and even their capacity for flight maneuverabilty and landing requirements. It's important to know the size and nature of the colony being dealt with, and it's important to have a strong understanding of building architecture. An eye for detail, and knowing what bat signs to look for are key. A bat controller must be able to fully inspect, and reach and properly seal 100% of the structure and 100% of the bat entry points - gaps as small as 1/4 inch wide - after the bats are 100% safely evicted. No reputable, licensed, and insured company advertising bat control services should ever kill a single bat, and the company should always offer a guarantee of at least a year, preferrably three years or more. The work of a competent bat control company should last for the life of the building, and keep bats out permanently.
North America is home to many bat species, but it is only the colonizing bats that cause problems for people. This is because bat colonies need places to roost and raise their young, and oftentimes, man-made structures provide the best habitat currently available. Bats love to live in warm, dry attics. Bats are small and have high metabolisms, and they seek out heat. Attics of homes and buildings provide these necessary shelter requirements. Bats are good animals, mammals of course, and they serve their function and purpose in nature. Unfortunately for people, when a colony chooses to roost in close quarters with people, bats bring with them a number of unpleasant side effects. First of all, many people are uncomfortable with bats. This fear is often unfounded, but some people believe that bats will attack them or that bats fly in people's hair. This is not true. Bats have excellent navigation abilities, and they are not aggressive toward people. However, the presence of bats can keep people away from public places, such as shopping malls, churches, or apartments, all types of buildings I have performed bat control for. As far as legitimate concerns, bats pose a sanitation issue: they usually emit a strong musky smell. They leave a large quantity of droppings that can get everywhere, or accumulate in an attic in high amount. These droppings are unsanitary and in some cases a biohazard. Bat droppings are known to promote the growth of the fungus that causes the disease histoplasmosis in people. Furthermore, the majority of cases of fatal rabies transmission to humans in North America is from bats.
The most common types of colonizing bats to enter people's homes and buildings are the Little Brown Bat (myotis lucifugus), which inhabits much of North America, up through much of Canada, the Big Brown Bat (eptesicus fuscus), which inhabits most of America, and the Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat (tadarida brasiliensis) which lives in the more southern portions of America.
AAAnimal Control is a professional nuisance wildlife control company located in Orlando, FL. We offer solutions to wildlife problems throughout the Greater Orlando Florida area, and specialize in bat control. We offer professional bat control & removal for the entire state of Florida. For more info, go back to the bat removal page. Wildlife services include animal trapping, capture & removal, plus animal damage repairs and preventative measures. We also offer biological cleanup and many other services. Give us a call at 407-729-6946 any time to discuss your wildlife management issue and schedule an appointment. You can always browse this site for more details and info, and you can even check out prices ahead of time. If you live elsewhere in the US and have found this site and need a local trapper in your area, click here for a nationwide list of 100's of professional bat removal experts.