Bats
Bats in the belfry, attic, basement or chimney? Scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling? Foul odors in your home? Critter Control can help eliminate bats in your home and prevent them from re-entry. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective bat removal services.

Bat Identifying & Control

Bat Description

Bats are incredibly beneficial to humans, as one large colony can eat up to 500,000 pounds of insects each night. Bats are no longer beneficial when they enter a home. Bats in attics, bats in chimneys, and bats in walls of homes will create damages, terrible odors, and difficult stains. Bats in the Grand Rapids area share similar characteristics, including:

  • A wingspan ranging 9-15 inches
  • Wings that resemble broad, webbed hands
  • Short legs
  • Sharp claws
  • Large ears

Bats are nocturnal and will stay in the roosting area all day long until dusk. They will use echolocation and create high-pitched squeaks to aid in navigation, communication, and hunting for food. Bats prefer to roost near bodies of water due to the high population of insects. Favorite roosting areas for bats include caves, hollow trees, attics, chimneys, walls, and barns.

Bat Entry & Bat Damage

Bats are able to enter homes through very small areas, some as small as 5/8 inch! During the summer months, bat pups may accidentally enter homes through open windows and doors as they are learning to fly. Bats look for a safe, quiet, and warm roosting area, which is why you may find bats in the chimney, attic, and walls.

Bats and humans coexist fairly well. When bats are inside homes they will accumulate extensive amounts of guano (bat droppings), creating an unhealthy and hazardous living space for you and your family. Bat droppings can harbor fungal spores and cause serious health complications. Urine stains and dropping odors will be difficult to remove and will have your home smelling musky. 

Bat Control

Bat Exclusion

For bat exclusion and removing bats in Grand Rapids, call Critter Control. Critter Control of Grand Rapids is experienced in bat control, getting bats out of homes, and keeping them out! Bats may carry diseases and untrained individuals should not approach them. Bats may also bite and scratch when they feel threatened and can cause injuries. Call the professionals of Critter Control of Grand Rapids and safely get rid of your bat problem.

Bat Damage Repairs & Bat Prevention

The extensive mess that bats will create in your attic is hazardous and difficult to remove without proper equipment. Critter Control of Grand Rapids has proper equipment, training, and experience to remove bat droppings from attics and repair other bat damages. Once the bats are gone and the damages are repaired, Critter Control of Grand Rapids will implement professional prevention materials to keep bats out of your home. Our prevention methods may include chimney caps, vent screening, and closing all points of entry.

Call Critter Control of Grand Rapids to get rid of your bat problem. 616.202.2606

Critter Control of Grand Rapids Service Area

Ada, Allendale, Caledonia, Cascade, Casnovia, Cedar Springs, Comstock Park, Coopersville, East Grand Rapids, Ferrysburg, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Hudsonville, Jamestown, Kent City, Kentwood, Lowell, Rockford, Sand Lake, Sparta, Spring Lake, Walker, West Olive, Wyoming, Zeeland, Kent County, Ottawa County

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by VandenBos Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of Grand Rapids