Bat Removal Service

Bat Removal:
“Aaaahthere’s a bat in my home!” This is a phone call that we receive quite often at Western Bat Specialists.

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Are bats in your home or building?

Western Bat Specialists does provide Bat Exclusion and Remediation Services. We remove bat colonies and bat proof your structure. We clean up any bat guano and fix damages caused by bats.  

However, we do not remove the occasional bat that may have flown into your home or structure.

Please keep in mind:At times, people attempt to bat proof homes sealing bats into attics and walls (see how to detect bats in attic). When they are sealed into structures inadvertently, they become desperate to find an exit and sometimes discover a way into the home.

Here are a few questions toknow if you need Bat Removal:

  • Does this happen frequently, finding a bat in your home?
  • Can you hear noises, chirping or scratching, flapping?
  • Have you seen any openings that you think bats may be entering?
  • Do you smell or see any Guano (Bat Feces) or have any unusual odors?
  • Does it appear they are flying into the roof or above the roofing system?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you may have a Bat Problem!

Contact our office so we can help you to determine if this is simply a one-time occurrence or if this is a bat problem. We will offer you suggestions on how we can solve this problem and things to look for.

 888-550-2287 A Specialist is waiting to help you.

Removing a bat that has flown into your home:

Bats often get into homes – sometimes through doors left open in the evening, perhaps while bringing in groceries. Also, if open windows are without screens, or have ill-fitting screens, they can enter.

  • If you are certain the bat has had no contact with anyone, just allow him back outdoors. If you can isolate him to one room by closing doors to the rest of the house, do so.  Then open doors and windows to the outside. Once you have opened doors and windows, the bat can feel the air current and fly out.  (We recommend doing this during the day; if done at night there is the risk that another bat could fly in.)
  • However, if it does not simply fly out on its ownit can be captured and released.  When the bat is resting on the wall or floor, cover it with a box and slide a flat piece of cardboard under the box to nudge the bat inside.  Keeping the flat piece over the box, take your captured bat outside and gently shake it onto a bush, wall or tree. (We always suggest that you wear leather gloves when doing this.) The bat can take flight once it has its bearings.  DONT put the bat on the ground.  Many bats cannot take flight from the ground, and they are vulnerable to predators there.

If the bat appears sick or injured, we can refer you to aWildlife Rehabilitator. Or you can call Animal Control or the Public Health Department.

Whatever you do, don’t panic.Rest assured, the bat wants out of your home as much as you want him out!  He will perform his own bat removal” if he is possibly able!