Pest Control for Bats
We know that having bats in your home is not only scary, it can also cause damage to your house. But, 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, but also ensuring your home is bat-free and safe for your family, pets, and guests.
Disease & Damage Caused by Bats
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 (literally where they "hang out" and congregate) in attics, soffits, under siding, and behind gutters or shutters. Noticing bats flying around your home at dusk is a good indicator that you may 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 & Exclusion: The Catseye Process
We evict bats during at certain times of the year — as directed by local, state, and federal guidelines — 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 birthing baby bats, 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 for a Bat Eviction
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.
Benefits of a Bat Eviction
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 — No. 1 in Bat Removal Service
Since 1987, Catseye has been using advanced pest control techniques and custom solutions to protect families and businesses from pests. We focus on long-lasting results, not quick fixes. Our signature programs, Platinum Home Protection and Cat-Guard Exclusion Systems, are designed to keep pests out of your home around the clock. We also take pride in providing the best bat control services on the market. And making you happy.
In fact, your happiness is more important than anything else. And these are the ways we make your Catseye experience perfect from beginning to end:
- Performing a comprehensive inspection of your home or business, at no cost
- Creating a customized pest control program based on the inspection
- Using an Integrated Pest Management approach
- Scheduling longer and more thorough service visits than traditional pest control companies
- Offering flexible scheduling and emergency visits
- Providing a secure online account to check the date of your next appointment and notes from each service visit
- Emailing regular service reports
- Installing our Service Scan System that uses barcodes to timestamp when and where our pest management technicians were in your home
Learn about the cost and pricing for bat pest control here.