Michigan Bat Control, Inc- Full Service Nuisance Wildlife Control

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Michigan Live Bat Exclusions- Getting rid of Bats From Your Attic

 
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We have successfully completed thousands of live bat exclusions on residential homes and commercial buildings. We pride ourselves in great customer service and make sure our work is completed to the customers full satisfaction.  We remove all unwanted nuisance bats from your home, repair the entry points, and clean up their mess. We are a nuisance wildlife company and do not remove insects. However we can knock down bee hives, wasp nest, yellow jackets, etc. during the bat exclusions process. We practice humane nuisance wildlife control and remove all bats poison free.  We take pride in helping residents and property owners take care of their problems with nuisance wildlife, bats in their home, and animal damage repairs. To understand how to get rid of bats, you will need to understand the five steps in the humane bat exclusions process. 

Locating Bat Entry PointsSTEP 1 - Home Inspection: You have to find out how the bats are getting in and out of the home, where they are roosting, what damage they have caused, and are there health risk. They fly out 15 minutes before sunset and fly in 15 minutes before sunrise. Bats don't all leave at the same time. They make several trips in and out of the attic per night. They typically roost in sheltered, warmer areas within the structure. Meaning they typically roost in attics. During the attic inspection you typically don't see the bats out in the open. They usually crawl down walls, sleep underneath insulation, and wedge into soffit voids. They use your attic as a toilet and leave droppings (guano) all over your attic. The bats we generally find in your attic are big brown and small brown bats. During the inspection of the home you can often times determine if you have a maternity colony living in your attic. It is important not to remove bats during maternity season. In Michigan this is typically during June and July depending on the climate. Male colonies can be determined with very few droppings. If you are unsure it is important to wait, because bats are protected and beneficial.

Bat Exclusion RepairsSTEP 2 Sealing and Repairs: bats usually have several entry points leading into the attic and home. It is important to find all potential openings. A bat professional has experience and can typically find these areas fairly easy. Most openings are usually small, often about a half-inch, something a homeowner may miss. In order to remove the bats, you have to leave an opening for them to fly out. They can enter through several areas, so you don't want to seal off potential entry points beforehand. Never seal an existing entry before starting the exclusion. Droppings and dark rubbing marks identify the entry point. 

Install One-Way DoorSTEP 3 - Exclusion: Install one-way door devices at the primary entry point. Depending on the structure, you can use 1/6" bat exclusion netting, garbage bags, cones, or exclusion tubes like the one in the picture. Every home or building is different. Some homes may require more than one exclusion device. One-way doors must be installed properly so the bats are not trapped in the attic. This is very important. Bats will panic and may end up in your living quarters. It may sound simple, but it takes years of experience. It's important to leave these devices installed on your home for at least 10 days, some days longer depending on the colony of bats. Leave them up longer if you are unsure if the bats are gone or not.

Removing the one-way door and repair the openingSTEP 4 - Re-inspection: After all of the bats have been excluded it's time to remove the one way doors and seal the bat entry points . Bats in Michigan live an average life span of six to seven years however some bats can live longer than 20 years. Bats may try to get back into their original roost for as long as five years. Bats are mammals not rodents so they can't claw or chew their way back in. If the building is sealed properly bats will not be able to get back in. We always use the best materials to repair the openings. 50 year caulking, roof sealant, hardware cloth, and professional grade foam are some of the materials used to seal of the openings.

Insulation Removal STEP 5Cleanup: Bats often leave behind a mess in the attic after they are excluded. Bat guano (their feces) can pile up after in the attic after time. If bats have a roost in your attic and walls it is important to clean up the mess. Attic clean ups are typically done through the power of a 20 horse power gasoline vacuum. we use 150 feet of hose and 75 gallon insulation bags to remove all of the contaminate waste. If the insulation is rolled batted insulation it may have to be removed by bagging it in 45 gallon construction bags. Attics must also be sanitized and deodorized as well. We use paint sprayers and attic foggers to clean your attic. See our attic restoration page for more information on the clean up process.

We Follow all guidelines of Bat Conservation International:
We agree that:
1. We will be licensed, as required, by our state.

2. We will provide property owners with a guarantee and list of references. All written materials will be accurate and scare tactics will be avoided.

3. We will use the preferred, one-way devices constructed from light weight polypropylene netting (<1/6"mesh), plastic sheeting, or tube-type excluders for evicting bats from buildings. Excluders will be placed at all active entry points and remain in place for at least 5 to 7 days. These devices will be removed after the bats have been excluded, and then exclusion points will be sealed with silicone caulking, caulk backing rod, hardware cloth, or heavy duty polypropylene mesh. We understand that in some cases, sealing may require repair or replacement of old, deteriorated wood. (Note that BCI strongly recommends that exclusion professionals bat-proof the entire building and avoid spot treatments. Moving bats from one corner of a building to another does not solve the problem and may require that further exclusion work is carried out at some time in the future, further disturbing the bats
and the property owner).

4. We know simply waiting until the bats have flown out at night and then permanently sealing entrances shut without the use of exclusion devices is not approved by BCI. This method often traps some bats inside the building.

5. We understand that BCI also discourages the use of “permanent netting” in most situations.

6. We know that aerosol dog and cat repellents may discourage bat use of a particular roosting spot for periods of up to several months and have been used effectively to prevent bats from night-roosting above porches. If used, the spray will be applied by day when bats are not present. Aerosol repellents are not an adequate substitute for exclusion in the case of day roosts and will never be applied when bats are in a roost. To discourage bats at night roosts, we also may use Mylar balloons or strips of tin foil that are hung from roosting areas and allowed to move in the breeze.

7. We acknowledge that maternity season for bats in the US and Canada can range from mid-April
through 31 August, although pups have been seen as early as late April in some instances. We agree
that eviction of bats, or any activity that directly affects their roosting area, will occur only prior to or after the maternity season, when young will not be trapped inside, creating additional problems.

8. We understand that some bats hibernate in buildings during the winter months and that winter
exclusions should be performed only if it can be determined that no bats are hibernating in the
building. If bats are present during the winter months, exclusions should be postponed until spring temperatures are warm enough for deciduous plants to leaf out and insects to again be abundant.

9. We acknowledge that ultrasonic devices, chemical repellents, and smoke are not approved by BCI as effective methods to evict bats from buildings. In addition, canned spray foam is not an approved sealant for cracks and holes in most situations. It is not only unattractive, but can result in the death of bats that come into contact with it. This product should never be used when bats are still present.

10. We understand that traps and relocation are not BCI approved exclusion techniques. While removing large numbers of bats from a building may seem impressive to a customer, it is unlikely to be effective. Traps can be fatal to bats if left unattended or if overcrowding occurs. Bats have excellent homing instincts making relocation attempts unlikely to succeed. They will simply attempt to return to the original capture area upon release. Capturing bats at an exclusion site is not encouraged, although capturing a single bat to remove it from a living space is an exception to this rule.

11. We understand that installation of bat houses can offer a vital alternative roost for excluded bats, and that it is best if bat houses are installed in advance of exclusions.

12. We will provide BCI membership and bat house information to our customers to further encourage conservation of bats and their habitats.

13. We will maintain adequate insurance, and provide proof of insurance to BCI.

14. We understand that customers may post reviews about our company on the BCI Website.

We provide Live Bat Exclusions in the whole state of Michigan. Here are the areas we service daily.

South East Michigan Bat Exclusion

Bat exclusion in Livingston County, MI
Brighton, Fowlerville, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore lake and all surrounding Livingston County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Genesee County, MI
Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Ottisville, Swartz Creek and all surrounding Genesee County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Lapeer County, MI
Almont, Attica, Clifford,Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake and all surrounding Lapeer County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Washtenaw County, MI
Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti and all surrounding Washtenaw County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Monroe County, MI
Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, and all surrounding Monroe County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Wayne County, MI
Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland and all surrounding Wayne County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Oakland County, MI
Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, and all surrounding Oakland County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Macomb County, MI
Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemons, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, and all surrounding Macomb County areas.

Lansing Area Bat Exclusion

Bat Exclusion in Clinton County, MI
Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Ovid, Maple Rapids, St. Johns, Westphalia, and all surrounding Clinton County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Eaton County, MI
Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly and all surrounding Eaton County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Ingham County, MI
Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston and all surrounding Ingham County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Shiawassee County, MI
Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon and all surounding Shiawassee County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Jackson County
Jackson, Grass Lake and all surrounding Jackson County areas

Mid Michigan Bat Exclusion

Bat Exclusion in Bay County, MI
Bay City and surrounding areas

Bat Exclusion in Midland County, MI
Midland and surrounding areas

Bat Exclusion in Saginaw County, MI
Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee and all surrounding Saginaw County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Tuscola County, MI
Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, and all surrounding Tuscola County areas.

Bat Exclusion in Grand Rapids, MI

We now service Grand Rapids and surrounding areas. Please call for apt.