Hartford, Michigan Animal Control and bat removal. Hartford, Michigan is located north of Dowagiac and east of Benton Harbor. Customer called and said they were hearing noises in the attic and walls. Appears after inspection that one of the noises in the attic is bats. When they first called, they assumed it was just squirrels. In the last few days, with the cooler night time temperatures, a lot of people are starting to hear scratching, gnawing, digging, and movement of animals/bats in their attic. Animals don’t have their winter coats yet, so these cooler temps will get the critters moving back into the attics. Call American Animal Control for a preventative animal entry inspection.