Attic Bat Removal Markle, Indiana

Do you need an experienced Markle bat removal company? Although having bats in your house can be a frightening experience, our Wells 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 Markle 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 Wells 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 Markle 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 Markle, Indiana meaning we handle removal, guano clean up, sanitizing and attic restoration.

Do moth balls keep bats away?

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How do I bat proof my house? Use window screens, chimney caps, and draft-guards beneath doors to attics, fill electrical and plumbing holes with stainless steel wool or caulking, and ensure that all doors to the outside close tightly. Prevent bats from roosting in attics or buildings by covering outside entry points. CDC Bat Management

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.

What do bats eat? Bats are the most significant predators of night-flying insects. There are at least 40 different kinds of bats in the U.S. that eat nothing but insects. A single little brown bat, which has a body no bigger than an adult human’s thumb, can eat 4 to 8 grams (the weight of about a grape or two) of insects each night.

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.

Are bats attracted to the light?

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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

Here are the top 7 signs that bats have infested your attic:



  1. You see the bats flying around your house during sunrise/sunset.

  2. Bats droppings/ guano.

  3. A Chirping sounds.

  4. Presences of guano in the attic.

  5. Scratches on the Walls.

  6. Presences of Brown/Black Stain Around Entry/Exit Points.

  7. Presences of Dead Bats Around your property.

Can bat droppings cause disease?

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Is Bat Removal covered by homeowners insurance? Homeowner's insurance does not cover bat removal. Bat removal-bat proofing is the responsibility of the homeowner. The reason insurance companies will not cover the bat removal-bat proofing is because the infestation is a general maintenance issue (in the eyes of the all-mighty Insurance companies, anyway).

Does one bat in the house mean more? One random bat in the house doesn't always mean anything. Most of the people that call us have had at least two or three instances of bats in the house over the last few years though. Multiple bats in your house is a very strong indication of an infestation. Most bat colonies found in houses are maternal colonies.

Are bats attracted to light at night time? It is well established that bats are sensitive to light while hunting at night. While some species are attracted to artificial light sources because of the insects nearby, most bat species generally avoid artificial light.

What do bats eat? Bats are the most significant predators of night-flying insects. There are at least 40 different kinds of bats in the U.S. that eat nothing but insects. A single little brown bat, which has a body no bigger than an adult human’s thumb, can eat 4 to 8 grams (the weight of about a grape or two) of insects each night.

How do you clean up bat droppings?

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There are a wide variety of bat species in the US, though it’s usually the colonizing bat types that cause problems in buildings and require bat removal services.

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


Wells County, Indiana Bat Removal Services