How To Get Rid of Bats

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How to Get Rid of Bats


There are several ways to get rid of bats from inside a house, its walls or attic space. If a bat gets inside of the living quarters and it appears that there is no colony present in the attic, they can be physically removed by a trained professional who has proper protective equipment.

Don’t try to catch the bat in a towel or sheet, and don’t try to hit the bat with anything. You’ll only keep the bat flying around your home, and you might even cause damage to your personal property. If a bat is inside your home, simply open all of the windows, remove or raise the screens, and open all of the doors that lead to the outside. Turn the lights off inside your home, and the bat will eventually fly out on its own.

Although bats aren’t aggressive creatures, bats are known to be carriers of rabies, so never attempt to handle a bat if you find one in your home or outbuilding. If you have been bitten by a bat, seek immediate medical care at a hospital or emergency care clinic.

There are different techniques and strategies for relocating a bat colony infestation in an attic. Michigan does carry laws and regulations that address bat control which provide specific requirements for removing these protected animals and disposing of their waste and disinfecting the area. It is important to avoid using any home remedies to control bats, including those which involve mixing household cleaning products and chemicals. If you encounter such a problem contacting a wildlife pest control professional who is trained in bat removal and control is recommended.

If there is a bat colony in the attic, a live exclusion must be performed with repairs to close off the open areas to prevent the bats from returning. Maternity colonies, or colonies of females gather to have their young who are dependent on their mothers for the active season. No colony should be excluded from return until the young are capable of flying due to the adults which return each morning and feed the young. Closing the access areas would prevent the females from feeding the young and they would die. As your local bat control specialist Drivin’ Me Batty the best plan for when it is safe to exclude the colony.

Specializing in bat removal exclusion Drivin Me Batty LLC has the knowledge and expertise to guarantee to get rid of bats from your home, office, or business.We provide bat removal services, bat prevention control, and attic cleanup and restoration services for your complete bat and pest control service needs.

Complete bat removal is a multi part process which includes:

Initial Inspection

Call and set up an appointment for one of our skilled technicians to come evaluate your home, office, or business. A full inspection is provided with attic access and total exterior bat inspection to locate all entry points and areas in need of repair.

Bat Exclusion

The core of the bat removal process is to repair the open access points where bats are entering attics of homes and set up a live bat exclusion system consisting of one-way doors installed in the high bat traffic areas to filter out the bat colony in attic spaces.


To guarantee the bat removal process was successful a re-inspection is done 30 days after the initial bat exclusion to ensure satisfaction with the removal of bats from attic space and to remove exclusion door system and complete sealing of home.

Attic Restoration

This last step is for more severe bat infestations when the home owner has extensive damage to their homes attic space. Bat feces (guano) causes structural dangers and also health risks with the growth of mold and fungus which can be hazardous to residents. Complete attic restoration and spot cleaning are available to remove, disinfect, and mold treat contaminated areas from bat roost.

After the bat colony has been relocated it is best to have any guano or urine removed, cleaned and disinfected to prevent spread of disease. A mold treatment is typically in order to prevent the growth of fungus and mold which can cause a condition called Histoplasmosis.

Drivin’ Me Batty LLC provides all the professional bat removal control and prevention services needed to guarantee the exclusion of bats from any structure and keep them out for good.


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