Bat Removal and Eviction
We know that having bats in your home is not only scary, but can damage your house. Even though these critters are often unwanted houseguests, they are very important to the environment. Catseye’s Bat Eviction Program follows state and federal regulations to ensure bats are protected throughout the removal process.
Dangers & Damage
Bats do not typically cause structural damage to a home but their droppings and urine can ruin insulation, cause moisture-damage to wood and stain house siding. A large accumulation of bat droppings, known as guano, can stink like ammonia. Piles of bat guano are also a breeding site for a fungus whose spores can cause histoplasmosis. This disease usually attacks the lungs and includes symptoms like fever, chills and a dry cough. Although rare, bats can carry rabies and infect people with a bite or scratch.
Signs of Bats in Your Home
Bats look for sheltered areas to rest or raise their young. They often roost in attics, soffits, under siding and behind gutters or shutters. Noticing bats flying around your home at dusk is a good indicator that you could have a bat problem. Also listen for buzzing and squeaking coming from the attic, these are the sounds of bats communicating with each other. Look for brown streaks on your siding from droppings and urine as well as piles of guano near the foundation. If you have a large bat infestation, your house may begin smelling like ammonia from a buildup of guano.
Bat Removal and Eviction - The Catseye Process
We evict bats during certain times of the year when the bats and their young are able to safely leave their roost. From mid-April through May, when bats have woken from hibernation and before they start having young, our Cat-Guard exclusion team will seal up your home and install a one-way door, also known as a bat excluder or bat netting. The door and netting allows bats to leave the home but prevents them from returning. Once we are certain all the bats have left, we remove the one-way door or netting, seal the hole and clean up the bat droppings and urine. We also evict bats from mid-August to the first day of November after the bat pups are big enough to fly and leave the roost. During the winter when the bats are hibernating and during the summer when they are having young, our Cat-Guard exclusion team will seal 90 percent of your home. We then wait until it is the appropriate time of year to fully exclude the bats from your home. Our Cat-Guard exclusion team can also handle any bat damage repair that needs to be done to your home.
If you have a bat in your living space, we will have one of our wildlife technicians out to your home as soon as possible to remove the bat.
What to Expect
During the eviction process and for a short period after the eviction is complete, you may continue to see bats flying around your home. This is completely normal, the bats are just trying to get back inside, but will move on to a new home when they realize that the roof has been sealed.
Bats are important to our ecosystem — they eat thousands of insects like flies and mosquitoes every night. By choosing Catseye for your bat control services, you can rest assure that we will follow industry best practices as well as any regulations regarding the protection of bats.
This service targets pests including:
- Little Brown
- Bat Big Brown Bat
The Catseye Guarantee—#1 in Bat Removal Service
The Catseye mission is to protect your home and family from pests by providing the best bat control services and award-winning customer service. We work to achieve this through:
- Performing a free, detailed inspection of your home
- Creating a customized bat pest control program for you based on the inspection
- Using Integrated Pest Management practices
- Scheduling longer service visits than traditional pest control companies to ensure enough time to properly fix your pest problem
- Offering flexible scheduling and emergency visits
- Providing a secure online account
- Emailing regular service reports Installing our signature Service Scan System to timestamp when and where our pest management technicians were in your home
Learn about the cost and pricing for bat pest control here.