Bats find their homes in walls and attics of homes, churches, barns and other buildings year-round, maternity colonies also in hollow trees.
Bats are nocturnal and are active only on warm dry nights. They come out approximately 30 minutes after sunset, feed until they are full, roost the rest of the night, then return to daytime roost before sunrise.
MN has 7 different species of bats. They are the Little Brown Bat, Eastern Pipistrelle, Northern Myotis, Big Brown Bat, Red Bat, Silver-haired Bat, and Hoary Bat.
The most common bat to enter buildings is the Big Brown Bat and Little Brown Bat.
Buildings where bats have resided for years can suffer incredible damage from the guano and urine left behind. Readers are cautioned that bat cleanup requires special equipment as it can pose incredible safety hazards.
Having bats in your home is a serious problem, even if they are confined to the attic. Not only do they urinate and defecate anywhere they roost, causing staining and odor problems which are difficult to remove, they are associated with dozens of diseases which are dangerous to humans, including histoplasmosis (a lung disease caused by the spores of fungus which grow on their droppings or guano) and rabies.
While bats are very beneficial to humans because of their affinity for many flying insects, such as mosquitoes, if they find their way into your home and take up residence, they can also be some of the most destructive, dangerous and expensive pests to control.
Since bats are a protected species, removal must be done by a trained professional. In addition, we can perform repairs to your home or business so they cannot re-enter.