Bat Removal, Control, Exclusion MN

Minnesota Bat Removal

Bats are the only mammals that truly fly. They are also probably one of the most misunderstood animals out there. The fact that bats only come out at night and their ability to hide in tight, secret places probably only add to humans’ bat fear and superstition. But in fact, bloodsucking vampire bats, the stuff horror movies are made of, don’t even live in the United States or Canada.  Be assured, there are no Vampire bats in Minnesota.

Bats are actually economically and ecologically important. For starters — what an appetite! A single female bat can eat up to her body weight in insects every night. That’s equal to a 200-pound man eating 800 quarter-pound cheese burgers in a single night!

Regardless they are still not animals that should be in your home. Generally in search of a place to nest or sleep, bats can invade your home through open areas in siding, roof line I.E. soffit and fascia, roof overlaps, chimney and vents. Be careful though, surprising is their ability to fit through cracks as small as 3/8 inch.

Bat clean-up becomes necessary when colonies of bats leave excessive amounts of bat droppings inside your home or building.

Droppings of any animal are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria and diseases, and if you are not careful, it could be harmful.

The presence of bat guano in an attic can cause a serious health risk for homeowners.  The problem begins when dried bat guano is disturbed and “bat guano dust” is created in an attic. When these microscopic spores from the dried bat guano are inhaled by humans, it can cause a serious respiratory disease called histoplasmosis. The fungus lives in the environment, usually in association with large amounts of bird or bat droppings.

Bat Exclusion

Bat exclusion is the only way to permanently remove a bat colony from a structure.  Anything else is a waste of time and money.  Hiring a professional company guarantees the safety of you and your loved ones, along with prevention services to keep bats out for good.

Successful bat removal requires the skills of a properly trained Minnesota Wild Animal Management Expert to ensure that they don’t get back inside through a different location.  Complete sealing of a home’s roofline and vents is required to prevent entry.

Due to the complexity of performing proper bat removal, most times requires a greater measure of risk and effort than the average homeowner is willing or capable of doing.