A homeowner off of Stevenson Road 21208 was desperately searching for a company that provides services for emergency bat removal in Pikesville last Saturday night because he did not know how to get rid of bats. The homeowner called all of the pest control companies in Pikesville but no one answered. He did a search on google for bat control services and found Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. The emergency technician from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control quickly responded to the call. The homeowner explained to the technician who provides bat removal in Pikesville from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control that 12 bats were flying around in his home. The homeowner also explained that he had hired one of the pest control companies in Pikesville a week ago that claimed they provided bat control services and knew how to get rid of bats. He said an exterminator from the pest control company finished the job after they sealed up the holes around the roof. Unfortunately the homeowner has had a bat or two flying around in his house every night since the pest control company finished the seal up last week and tonight 12 bats came out. The technician that provides full service bat removal in Pikesville from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control conducted an inspection of the home and discovered that the pest control company the homeowner hired to do the work actually sealed the bats inside of the house. They sealed up all of the entry points that the bats were using causing the bats to become trapped inside the attic. Since this was an old home there were gaps around the light fixtures in the ceilings. The bats found one of these gaps around the light fixture in the homeowners bedroom. The homeowner and his wife had to get rabies shots as a precautionary measure because the bats were flying around in the bedroom while they were sleeping on three different nights. Clearly this pest control company did not know how to get rid of bats. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has set in place laws regarding bat removal in Pikesville. To protect bats and homeowners the Maryland DNR created laws and guidelines for anyone who evicts bats from structures to follow. April 1st to August 1st is the time of year when bats in Maryland give birth to their young and raise them until they can fly on their own. The law states that between April 1st and August 1st no bats can be evicted from any structure. The pest control company hired by the homeowner definable didn’t follow the bat control laws put in place by the Maryland DNR. If you wake up in the night and find bats flying around in the room do not release them by opening a window. Each bat must be tested for rabies but if the bats are released anyone that was in the room sleeping will have to immediately get their rabies shots. Many people have contracted rabies from bats after being bitten while sleeping. Since they are asleep and the bats teeth are so fine they don’t know that they have been bitten. Any reputable company that provides bat removal in Pikesville will be able to give you the proper information. Bats eat tens of thousands of insects each night which makes them the best exterminator or pest control companies in Pikesville. If you have bats in your attic its important to evict them in accordance with the bat control laws. If you are in need of a company that provides bat removal in Pikesville be sure to call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control at 443-417-3137.