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A bat infestation can be a stressful prospect for any homeowner, especially due to the unexpected nature of it. Despite what you might think, bat infestations are actually quite common! Bat infestations can be hard to detect and, in most cases, the only way to tell that you have a bat infestation is by seeing a bat flying inside of your home. Bats are some of the most destructive creatures when it comes to infestations.

How Do Bats Get Into Homes?

Bats are incredibly small and nimble creatures. They are so small that they can fit through gaps on your roof that are the size of quarters. They use their size to fit through these gaps with ease. Once they enter your home, they will find a nice corner to rest. Bats will most likely enter through rotten shingles or gaps next to your chimney.

Why Do Bats Infest Homes? Where Will They Live?

Bats are just like any other animal, including us. They want to live in a place that’s safe, warm, dry, and comfortable. Your home is the perfect place for bats to live. Unlike other creatures, though, bats will only live in dry, warm, open, and high-up places.

Bats won’t live in crawl spaces because they are too low to the ground. They won’t live in walls, either, because they are too cramped for the bats to nest. This makes your attic the best location for bats to live. Bats are more likely to crawl into your home during a period of extended rain. Bats are more active during this time and will look for dry places to stay.

What Does A Bat Infestation Look Like?

Bats are social creatures and love to group together. Because of this, having one bat in your home can lead to having a group of bats in your home. Because they will almost always infest your attic and are relatively quiet creatures, they can be hard to detect. Bats are nocturnal, meaning they aren’t active during the day. This can make it even harder for homeowners to detect whether or not they have a bat infestation.

If you do have a bat infestation, you will come across a group of bats sleeping in a dark, secluded corner. Much like on TV, bats sleep upside down. If you come across a group of bats, do not attempt to scare them away. This can result in harm to both you and the bats. If you discover that you have a bat infestation, call us right away. We will be able to remove the bats quickly and efficiently.

Why Should I Remove Bats?

Bats, because they don’t typically keep you awake at night or generate much noise, might seem like creatures that you can leave alone. The opposite is true, however. Bats are incredibly destructive creatures and will leave behind large amounts of waste products. Bats are considered one of the most destructive attic-dwelling creatures that exist.

Unlike rodents or other animals, bats won’t cause damage by chewing on wood in your attic or tearing apart structural features. Bats will cause damage through their urine and feces. In large colonies, urine from bats can soak through the attic and drip down into the rooms below the attic. The result is not only the smell from urine but also water damage. This includes leaks and stains on ceilings and/or walls.

Guano, or the buildup of bat feces, will decompose inside of your attic. This will result in an awful smell that is detectable throughout the entire house. In large, permanent colonies the smell can even be detected from outside.

Can Bats Cause Health Issues?

Yes. Bats can cause a wide variety of issues that will negatively impact your health. Although bats aren’t likely to bite you or a pet, it’s important to remember that bats carry rabies and, if they do happen to bite your or a pet, can spread rabies to you.

The real risk to your health is Histoplasmosis. This disease is particularly dangerous to those with immune disorders, the young, and the elderly. This disease is a fungal infection that impacts the lungs and is spread through spores present in bat’s feces.

How Will We Help?

Bats are unique animals when it comes to infestations. Unlike most other animals, we can’t simply trap them and move them outside of your house. The only effective method of removal when it comes to bats is exclusion. This, in short, means that you allow the bats to leave the attic but not return. To achieve this, we will line potential entrances with tubing or netting that makes it impossible for the bats to return.

The bats will get frustrated and fly off in search of another home. This allows us to clean up the attic space and ensure that the bats won’t have the ability to return. Frank’s Wildlife Removal understands that having a bat infestation can be stressful. We will work with you to ensure that the process is stress-free for you.

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What Kind of Damage Do Bats Cause in The Attic?

A few stray bats hanging in your attic can be more dangerous than you think. Not only are these animals carriers of diseases and bacteria, but they can also cause major home damage. So, if bats have invaded your attic, you need to be prepared and read this post. 

We’ll talk about what kind of damage you can expect if bats reside in your attic. We will also talk about our animal removal service at the end of this post. This way you can get rid of any bats and keep your home from getting damaged further.  

What Damage Do Bats Cause In Attics:

You might be wondering what kind of damage bats can cause in your home. Are they really all that destructive? Well, to answer this question shortly, bats can create a lot of home damage. This includes structural damage and decay to various surfaces in your attic.

Major Corrosion to The Structure of Your Home

Corrosion is one of the main problems bats can cause when they reside in your attic. Bats won’t actively attack your home, but their feces can create a lot of damage. If left uncleaned, bat poop can become corrosive and eat through many different materials. Stone, wood, and even metals can become damaged and destroyed. Visit to learn more about bat removal tips before it’s too late.

Over time, as bat poop accumulates, the acid in the droppings will eat through structures in your attic and even other areas of your property. No one wants this to happen, as the cost to repair structural damage to any area of your home can be expensive. This is why it is important to get rid of bats as soon as possible. 

Create Stains and Cracks In Your Attic

As bat droppings and urine sit in your attic, they will crack and destroy most of the surfaces they touch. In addition, you will have to worry about stains. Stains from bat poop and urine are difficult to remove and might even result in you needing to change the flooring of your attic. This is because of the highly acidic nature of bat feces and urine. 

Odors and Health Issues

Further issues can also occur if you leave bats to nest in your home. Not only will structures in your attic become stained and damaged, but the smell in your attic, and in your home will become unpleasant and even dangerous. 

As bats leave more and more dropping and urine puddles, the air in your home will become foul and bacteria-filled. Lung issues and other health problems can crop up as a result.  This is another reason you need to get bats out of your home as soon as possible. 

Contact Frank’s Wildlife Removal

Bats can be dangerous to handle on your own. Really, it is best to leave wildlife removal to the professionals. So, if you have a bat problem in your attic, feel free to contact us today. Frank’s Wildlife removal is fully equipped to handle bats safely and humanely.

We operate Monday through Sunday and are happy to help you with any type of animal infestation. Our services are fast, efficient, and guaranteed to keep bats from coming back into your home. We can be contacted on our website or by phone at (810)-691-4967. 

How to Inspect Your Home for Evidence of Bats

Bats have captivated our imaginations for centuries, but we never want to suspect they’ve taken up residence in our home! If you’ve heard fluttering, shuffling, or scratching sounds from your attic, you may very well be right to suspect a bat infestation.

Bats tend to seek shelter in dark and unpopulated areas, which makes a home’s attic prime real estate. They’ve also been known to find their way between a home’s drywall and studs, only to find themselves unable to get out.

The best time to look for bats in an area like your attic is during daytime hours after bats have returned from a night of feeding. To avoid a bat being startled and taking flight, try to keep overhead lights off and shine a flashlight along with the ceiling and around the joists. 

If you are unable to find a bat on your first pass of the area, here are some more signs that may point to a bat infestation.

  • You notice an increase in bat traffic around your home. A bat’s diet primarily consists of insects, and most animals choose to roost in areas close to their food source. You’ll find that insects often take up residence in trees, ponds, and a home’s water features. Once temperatures cool at night, you’ll find that many insects like mosquitoes take flight. As a result, you may see bats fluttering and swooping in areas close to your home.
  • You see bat droppings and other waste. Bat droppings, called guano, can accumulate in areas where bats live during the day. You may find scattered areas with dark brown or gray droppings, especially near their entry points. As a creature that usually clings to high surfaces, the guano would be dropped and may not have concentrated collections that you may see on a primarily ground-dwelling animal. The presence of bat urine is also highly detectable due to its pungent odor. Before finding bat guano, chances are you’ll notice an odor throughout the house with an intense concentration in the infested area, like an attic. 
  • You’ve found a dead bat. Always a gruesome discovery, you may have found the body of a dead bat. Bats can sometimes take ill or may meet their demise despite shockingly accurate echolocation by colliding with a building. Or perhaps even more unsettling, your cat or dog may find or bring you a dead bat. If your pet does come in contact with a bat, alive or dead, be sure to consult your veterinarian for possible treatment. 
  • There are greasy stains on walls and potential entry points. Much like mice and rats, bats have a skeleton that is quite flexible. Because of this, they are able to squeeze through unfathomably small spaces to find shelter from predators. When squeezing into small spaces, they can often leave behind greasy, brown streaks on eaves of houses, along siding, or around vented areas. 

How to Get Rid of Bats

The safest way to rid your home of bats will be to contact a pest professional. You will also want to be proactive in sealing potential entrances to your home by fitting vents with breathable screens and replacing those that may be damaged. 

You may also consider treating the insect population on your property or contacting authorities responsible for insect management in surrounding areas. 

Moving forward, once you have proactively sealed your home against bat populations, you may consider mounting a bat house for visiting bat colonies (also called cauldrons). These serve as shelters from predators and allow bats to rest during the daytime. Bats play an essential role in the ecosystem, especially in controlling insect populations. These homes provide a safer and more preferable habitat for them. 

Once your home is free from bats, be sure to perform regular inspections of your home each season to check for bats and other pests, as well as to identify areas where they may enter. 


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