Live bat removal is our specialty in Livingston County. We have been doing live removals for over 20 years and have completed thousands of them successfully. We are bat control and removal experts and can handle any size issue. Our proven techniques are in line with Bat Conservation International’s guidelines for proper bat removal. Our methods are humane and 100% green. We do not harm any bats in the process of excluding them from your home. We also are happy to offer a 5 year warranty on any bat removal services.
The first step in the process is to have us out to your commercial or residential property to do a site inspection. This process will allow us to fully understand what type of issues you are having and what services we recommend to resolve it. During this process we will inspect the outside of your home. We will examine the roof to determine entry points that the bats are using to get into your attic. We will also go into your attic to find out how large the colony is, what type of colony it is, and how bad the damage is to your attic. We are happy to offer full service live bat removal. We handle everything from removal to cleanup.
The second step will be to start sealing all the non active entry points into your home. This part is critical because once we install the one way doors the bats are going to look for other ways in. This takes away any chance of them finding one. We will then install one way doors on the active entry points into your home. This will allow the bats to leave the roost naturally for food and water but when they return they will not be able to get back in. This method allows the bats to not be harmed during the process.
Once the doors are up we will let them stay for about 30 days. The bats in almost all situations will be gone within 4-7 days but to be sure we leave them up longer. This is to avoid sealing bats up in your home and having them die in your attic and walls. We can guarantee that once we seal the entry points there will be no way out or in for bats so we are extra cautious. In the Winter we can do this entire process as well but the bats will be hibernating so we leave the one way doors up for the duration of Winter. This will allow the bats to be removed as soon as the weather is warmer and they leave the roost in the Spring.
The final step in the process is to address the bat guano left behind in your attic. We offer full service attic restoration and highly recommend it when the situation calls for it. Bats can leave large quantities of bat droppings and cause a lot of damage to your insulation given time. The droppings will carry bacteria that can be harmful to humans and pets. This bacteria can become airborne once the bat guano dries out. The bat droppings will also attract bugs and create an environment that is perfect for mold and fungi. It is critical to properly deal with this problem to maintain a healthy space to live in. If the contamination is not large we can do spot cleaning as needed. No matter what the fecal matter should be removed properly.
Live bat removal services are offered in the following cities in Livingston County, Michigan: Brighton, Fleming, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, and all other surrounding areas.
We Follow all guidelines of Bat Conservation International:
We agree that:
1. We will be licensed, as required, by our state.
2. We will provide property owners with a guarantee and list of references. All written materials will be accurate and scare tactics will be avoided.
3. We will use the preferred, one-way devices constructed from light weight polypropylene netting (<1/6″mesh), plastic sheeting, or tube-type excluders for evicting bats from buildings. Excluders will be placed at all active entry points and remain in place for at least 5 to 7 days. These devices will be removed after the bats have been excluded, and then exclusion points will be sealed with silicone caulking, caulk backing understand that in some case, sealing may require repair or replacement of old, deteriorated wood. (Note that BCI strongly building and avoid spot treatments. Moving bats from one corner of a building to another does not solve the problem and may require that further exclusion work is carried time in the future, further disturbing the bats
and the property owner).
4. We know simply waiting until the bats have flown out at night and then permanently sealing entrances shut without the use of exclusion devices is not approved by BCI. This method often traps some bats inside the building.
5. We understand that BCI also discourages the use of “permanent netting” in most situations.
6. We know that aerosol dog and cat repellents may discourage bat use of a particular roosting spot for periods of up to several months and have been used effectively to prevent bats from night-roosting above porches. If used, the spray will be applied by day when bats are not present. Aerosol repellents are not an adequate substitute for exclusion in the case of day roosts and will never be applied when bats are in a roost. To discourage bats at night roosts, we also may use Mylar balloons or strips of tin foil that are hung from roosting areas and allowed to move in the breeze.
7. We acknowledge that maternity season for bats in the US and Canada can range from mid-April through 31 August, although pups have been seen as early as late April in some instances. We agree that eviction of bats, or any activity that directly affects their roosting area, will occur only prior to or after the maternity season, when young will not be trapped inside, creating additional problems.
8. We understand that some bats hibernate in buildings during the winter months and that winter exclusions should be performed only if it can be determined that no bats are hibernating in the building. If bats are present during the winter months, exclusions should be postponed until spring temperatures are warm enough for deciduous plants to leaf out and insects to again be abundant.
9. We acknowledge that ultrasonic devices, chemical repellents, and smoke are not approved by BCI as effective methods to evict bats from buildings. In addition, canned spray foam is not an approved sealant for cracks and holes in most situations. It is not only unattractive, but can result in the death of bats that come into contact with it. This product should never be used when bats are still present.
10. We understand that traps and relocation are not BCI approved exclusion techniques. While removing large numbers of bats from a building may seem impressive to a customer, it is unlikely to be effective. Traps can be fatal to bats if left unattended or if overcrowding occurs. Bats have excellent homing instincts making relocation attempts unlikely to succeed. They will simply attempt to return to the original capture area upon release. Capturing bats at an exclusion site is not encouraged, although capturing a single bat to remove it from a living space is an exception to this rule.
11. We understand that installation of bat houses can offer a vital alternative roost for excluded bats, and that it is best if bat houses are installed in advance of exclusions.
12. We will provide BCI membership and bat house information to our customers to further encourage conservation of bats and their habitats.
13. We will maintain adequate insurance, and provide proof of insurance to BCI.
14. We understand that customers may post reviews about our company on the BCI Website.