Attic Bat Removal Butler, Indiana

Do you need an experienced Butler bat removal company? Although having bats in your house can be a frightening experience, our DeKalb County, IN staff is well-versed in laws and regulations for bat removal and will take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your family as well as the bats in the attic. In order to avoid spreading disease, bats must be handled with utmost caution, necessitating the use of an expert bat removal service.

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3 Top Dangers of Bats in the Attic

Whether you have a single brown bat or an entire colony of bats in the attic, bats present dangers and you’ll want to get rid of bats quickly. Bats in Butler are known to cause on average, several thousand dollars in removal and restoration costs. 

  1. Physical Damage:The continual buildup of guano and urine from attic bats roosting damages attic insulation and even drywall. It’s possible that your homeowners insurance will deny this structural damage to your property, leaving you with expensive repair costs.
  2. Rabies: In addition, if a person has been sleeping in an area where a bat was flying around, the bat should be brought in and tested for rabies. Never handle or attempt to grab a bat yourself! Unfortunately, the fatality rate for bat bites and scratches is 100% without proper vaccination within 14 days after exposure. For more information visit the DeKalb County Indiana website rabies information page.
  3. Histoplasmosis: Inhalation of fungal spores present in bat guano causes this disease. When bats roost in the attic, they leave large volumes of droppings, which can spread disease. Another reason to avoid sweeping up bat poop is that doing so can disperse spores.

Humane Butler Bat Exclusion Services

  • First, we look for possible entry points for bats around the outside of your house.
  • After that, we place one-way excluder valves that permit the bats to exit, but prevent them from returning.
  • Finally, we clean up the droppings left behind by the bats and seal the entire home off permanently.

From A to Z, we take care of all bat infestation issues. We are a full service bat control service in Butler, Indiana meaning we handle removal, guano clean up, sanitizing and attic restoration.

Do bat droppings look like?

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How expensive is bat removal? Average Cost of Bat Removal. Removing a bat costs an average of $406 with a typical range between $228 and $617. Small to medium-sized colonies run anywhere from $300 to $8,000 for removal and exclusion.

Are bats blind? No, bats are not blind. Bats have small eyes with very sensitive vision, which helps them see in conditions we might consider pitch black. They don’t have the sharp and colorful vision humans have, but they don’t need that. Think of bat vision as similar to a dark-adapted Mr. Magoo.

Bats are usually able to exist near human homes without making their presence known. However, with decreasing amounts of habitat available for bats (e.g., trees being cleared), bats may find their way into man-made structures. Bats use existing openings (cracks as small as 1 ¼ inch by 3/8 of an inch) to enter buildings or to roost in attics.

Does Animal Control remove bats? The first thing that you need to do is call your local animal control office or call the wildlife fish and game office and see what the laws are concerning the removal of bats. Bats are endangered in some states and you might not be able to move them or you will have to wait for a professional to come and remove them.

Can a bat hurt you?

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Bats become a nuisance when they roost in large numbers in human dwellings. The rapid accumulation of guano (bat droppings) is unsanitary, and serves as a fertile breeding ground for a fungal disease called Histoplasmosis, which is transferable to humans who breathe in the fungal spores.

Do bats eat when they hibernate? Hibernate or Migrate. Bats use a lot of energy flying around and must consume a lot of food, such as insects, to fuel their daily activities. When cold weather drives insects away, bats must choose to hunker down and hibernate or migrate to warmer areas with more abundant food supply. National Park Service

How do you know if you have bats in your attic?

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How big of a crack can a bat fit through? Their small size makes it easy for bats to tuck themselves into even the smallest of gaps. They can squeeze through holes as small as 6 millimetres or about the size of a dime. Once inside the structure, bats will roost in attics and between walls.

Can you die from bat poop? Both humans and animals can be affected. The disease is transmitted to humans by airborne fungus spores from soil contaminated by pigeon and starling droppings (as well as from the droppings of other birds and bats). On occasion, the disease can cause high fever, blood abnormalities, pneumonia and even death. Health Hazards Associated Bat Droppings

Do bats eat when they hibernate? Hibernate or Migrate. Bats use a lot of energy flying around and must consume a lot of food, such as insects, to fuel their daily activities. When cold weather drives insects away, bats must choose to hunker down and hibernate or migrate to warmer areas with more abundant food supply. National Park Service

Where do bats live? Bats can be found in almost all parts of the world and in most regions of the United States. In general, bats seek out a variety of daytime retreats such as caves, rock crevices, old buildings, bridges, mines, and trees. Different species require different roost sites.

How do you repel bats?

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Why are bats important? By eating insects, bats save U.S. agriculture billions of dollars per year in pest control. Some studies have estimated that service to be worth over $3.7 billion per year, and possibly as much as $53 billion. This value does not, however, take into account the volume of insects eaten by bats in forest ecosystems. U.S. Department of the Interior

How long does a bat live? Between 20 and 40 years. Compared to a similar-sized animal like a rat that lives only two or three years, bats live between 20 and 40 years. Researchers theorize this has to do with the ability of bats to fly.


DeKalb County, Indiana Bat Removal Services