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Safely Getting Rid of Bats in Your Attic: A Practical Guide

If you're wondering how to safely remove bats from your attic in Northwest Michigan, we've got you covered. Here's a straightforward rundown on what to do, when to do it, and why it matters for the safety of your property, loved ones, and pets.

Step-by-Step Bat Removal:

  1. Spot the Signs: First, make sure you actually have bats in your attic. Look for droppings, unusual noises at night, and entry/exit points.

  2. Choose the Right Time: Late summer or early fall is best for bat removal. This avoids disrupting baby bats, who are learning to fly.

  3. One-Way Out: Install one-way devices on entry points. These let bats leave but not re-enter.

  4. Seal the Deal: Once you're certain all bats are gone, seal up those entry points so they can't return.

  5. Clean Up: Thoroughly clean and disinfect your attic, as bat droppings can carry health risks.

Interesting Tidbit: Bats are nature's pest controllers, eating loads of insects each night.

Ideal Time for Bat Farewells: Late summer and early fall is when bats are independent and less likely to be affected by your removal efforts.

Being Cautious:

  • Histoplasmosis Concerns: Bat droppings can contain this fungus, which can affect your lungs if inhaled.

  • Rabies Risk: Though rare, bats can carry rabies. Avoid direct contact and don't handle them.

Our Approach: At Wildlife Control Pros, we're all about effective and safe bat removal:

  1. Assessment: We'll check out your attic and find out where the bats are getting in.

  2. Tailored Plan: We'll make a plan that suits your situation, focusing on both bat welfare and your family's safety.

  3. Educate and Prevent: We'll teach you how to prevent bats from coming back.

Promoting Harmony: We believe in peaceful coexistence between you and wildlife:

  • Humanely Done: Our methods prioritize the well-being of bats and your peace of mind.

  • Natural Roosting: Encourage bats to roost in nature, like trees or bat houses.

Bye-Bye Bats: Ready to get rid of those attic-dwelling bats? Contact us at (231) 299-0929 or We're here to guide you, keep your family and pets safe, and help you live in harmony with wildlife.

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