Bats are often misrepresented in media, portrayed as blood-sucking creatures. Of over 2,000 species of the winged creatures, fewer than five species actually feed on blood. Bats are known for eating large amounts of insects and using echolocation to locate their prey, but they also sometimes settle in your home. Like all wildlife animals, they belong in their natural habitat — not your Ann Arbor home! If you are facing bat problems in the Ann Arbor area, call your local Critter Control office today or contact us here.

Getting Rid of Bats

Bat problems in Ann ArborA big part of why bats are an issue for homeowners is the diseases they can transfer to humans and pets. Some common issues posed by bats include:

  • Bats can create a number of problems for homeowners in Ann Arbor.
  • The amount of droppings they can accumulate creates terrible odors and can pose a health threat to humans.
  • Bats can wiggle their way into homes through holes as small as a dime (6mm).
  • Especially in the summer, bats (particularly bat pups) can get into homes accidentally by flying through open windows or doors.
  • Bat droppings, or guano, is considered in certain places to be a good fertilizer, but the generally held belief is that it is extremely hazardous to human health. The fungal spores it contains can cause the respiratory disease histoplasmosis.

Bat Control

Control and Safety

  • Despite their reputation for carrying rabies, less than half of one percent of bats actually carries the virus.
  • Nevertheless, bats should never be picked up or grabbed.
  • In order to keep colonies of the creatures from roosting in attics, proper precautions should be taken to cover or seal all vents, holes, chimneys, windows, and gaps leading inside homes.

Bat Trapping and Removal

Since bats may carry disease, individuals should never approach them. Bats also bite and scratch when they feel threatened and can easily injure humans. Critter Control of Ann Arbor has extensive experience in handling bat problems and we know the best ways to get rid of bats in your home. Call our professional technicians for effective bat control for seasons to come!

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Bats
Bats in the belfry, attic, basement or chimney? Scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling? Foul odors in your home? Critter Control can help eliminate bats in your home and prevent them from re-entry. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective bat removal services.
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