- We always do proper live bat exclusion, bat removal.
- We never poison or fumigate to kill bats (it’s also illegal in Indiana).
- We don’t use bat traps or relocate them (they are vital to controlling mosquito populations).
- We guarantee all entry points will be sealed up to keep the bats out of your property!
- Once the bats are removed, we provide attic cleaning and decontamination.
Do you have bats flying around the house?
It is possible for the brave homeowner to use a thick towel or blanket to net a flying bat in the house. Be sure to wear gloves, and wait for the animal to land or throw the towel like a net. Be gentle and take the bat outside. If you need help, give us a call and we will provide emergency Valparaiso bat removal service any time of day or night!
Once the bat is removed, American Animal Control will do a comprehensive inspection of your property to determine possible entry points, and discuss the best methods for sealing those entry points, keeping the inside of the home bat free for years to come!
Where Are Bats Coming From?
The first thing American Animal Control does is to prevent bats coming into your house. In order to do that we first find out where the bats are coming in from. Usually bats will come into a house or a building through the highest available entry point, although in some occasions when they get lost, they will use a door or window. Even though bat’s wings can be long, they are actually small and can fit through very small spaces. If you have a hole on the side of your home that is two-thirds of an inch, that may be enough for a small bat to get through.
You Need To Get All Bats Out Of Your House!
While it is helpful to have bats in the neighborhood, you do not want them inside your house even, in a room that you do not go into, like the attic. According to the CDC, there are a few diseases that bats can give to people. A disease which bats carry is histoplasmosis which can be transmitted when fungi grow on the guano or bat poop. The symptoms of histoplasmosis can vary from person to person but people with a weakened immune system are at a higher risk. The other disease that everyone knows is rabies. Bats can transmit rabies with exposure to a human through a bite from a rabid animal. If the animal’s saliva comes into contact with human mouths, nose, eyes or a fresh wound, it can also be transmitted.
Licensed and Insured Bat Control
If you are having problems with bats in your house, bats in your attic, or bats scratching in your walls, you’re not alone. Thousands of homeowners find bats in their houses each year. Bats most of the time will generally enter a house from a construction opening on the roof of the house. ®American Animal Control, LLC receives hundreds of calls each year from homeowners that have bats in the house. Bats living in the attic of a house are very temperature sensitive and when the attic of a house becomes really hot, or really cold bats will push down the walls. Many times the bats will find a little opening inside the house to take flight out of.
Most customers that call with a bat flying in the house will assume that the bat came down the chimney and then into the house. In all the years our licensed Valparaiso bat removal specialists have removed bats in the house, very rarely do we find that the bats in the house actually entered from the chimney. There are several occasions when we have found that once a bat is in the house it will gravitate to the fireplace because it will feel a draft that is pulling air from the house and up the chimney. Almost always bats that are in the house have entered through the attic. We receive calls from homeowners that have only ever had one bat in the house, and others that have had bats in the house for many years. If you have bats in your house don’t let the problem go on for years! There are many health issues related to having bats in the house. One is histoplasmosis. This is a fungus that can get into your lungs from the bat guano in the attic or walls.
Droppings and Guano Clean Up
If bat guano is found in the house, whether in the attic or in the walls of the house, and there is significant amounts it should be removed. Most homeowners insurance companies will cover the removal of bat guano in the house. We have been in attics of houses that have hundreds of bats that have built large bat colonies in the house. Other times we are called by customers that have only one bat hanging on the wall in the house. They will tell us this is the only bat they have had in the house in all the years they have lived in the house. After a bat entry inspection and bat colony evaluation, no other signs of bats in the house are found. Other times our customers with a single bat in the house have just been fortunate that they have not experienced more bats flying in the house because our bat specialists will find large bat colonies living in the attics and walls that have obviously been living in the house for years. ©American Animal Control, LLC provides professional bat removal, bat exclusion, and bat guano removal from your house. Call us for fast and professional bat removal if you are experiencing a bat problem or have bats flying in your house. Bats and bat guano or dropping should be handled with great caution. Bats can carry rabies as well as other diseases. Bat guano or dropping are known to cause Histoplasmosis.
DO NOT HANDLE BATS OR BAT GUANO WITHOUT PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Information About Bats
Indiana brown bats may get White-nose Syndrome, it is hurting the bat population. If you see a sick or dead bat, please report it. Learn more about bat diseases in Indiana bat populations. Although Indiana bats are often mistreated and misunderstood, these mammals are beneficial and important components of the Valparaiso ecosystem They also eat many night-flying insects, including mosquitoes. Despite the many benefits little brown bats provide, people should avoid contact with them and should not handle them. Bats can carry rabies. Dogs and cats can encounter bats, especially bats that are sick or injured, and should, therefore, be vaccinated against rabies. Even if a bat appears to be healthy when found, they should not be handled because they very well could be carrying rabies. Some of our bat removal clients find bats in homes to be very frightening and panic when they come in close contact with these bats. Always use extreme caution and do not handle any bats. Call a bat removal specialist at American Animal Control, LLC.
Professional Bat Removal Services in Valparaiso
The most common “bat in the house” call is the “little brown bat”. The little brown bat is sometimes called the little brown myotis, a species of the (mouse-eared) bat. One of the most common of bats located in, near, and around Valparaiso, Indiana. A little brown bat that is found in your attic has dark brown fur with a little glossy look on its back. On the underneath side, it is slightly lighter in color and is a little grayish in the belly area. Little brown bats that live in homes and attics have a typical wingspan of 8-11 inches. They appear dark brown and almost look black from a distance. Little brown bats have 38 teeth and primarily eat insects.
Most Valparaiso, IN residents that have bat problems, or have bats flying in the house, do not know the difference between the Big Brown Bat and the Little Brown Bat. The little brown bat can be distinguished from the brown bat by the absence of a “keel” or caclar and long hairs on the hind feet that stretch longer than the toes. The little brown bats that are found in homes hanging on walls or curtains are found not only in Valparaiso but much of North America. Little brown bats can be seen roosting in attics of homes, including, eaves, soffits, and in porch overhangs. Sometimes bats in the house can be heard or found inside walls or wall cavities. Brown bats frequently build bat colonies of hundreds.
If you see bats flying in or around your roof or roof line, you could have a bat problem. Bat problems exist as bats build colonies and leave guano or (bat droppings) in attics homes. These droppings can cause histoplasmosis. Our bat professionals are licensed and insured and can provide you or your commercial business with a professional guano removal service. We do attic restoration from bat contamination, in all of the Valparaiso, Indiana and surrounding areas.
Our team provides full services for bat removal, exclusion, management, bat control for all homeowners and commercial businesses. So if you think you have a bat problem, please consider American Animal Control ® LLC for a bat entry and infestation inspection. As one of the top-rated Valparaiso bat removal companies, we will provide you with a professional bat removal solution.