What Are the Benefits of Bat Removal?

What Are the Benefits of Bat Removal?

Do you hear loud noises in your attic? Do you see bats in your backyard? If yes, it’s safe to say you have a bat problem. As we see bats mostly in horror films, it can be frightening to perform amateur bat removal. Your best bet to get rid of your bat problem is to have a professional perform humane bat removal services for you. Bats, like any other nuisance wildlife, can cause major damage to your home, and the repair cost can be hefty. With a diligent home inspection, a professional bat removal technician can identify exactly where bats are trespassing and making a home on your property. Based on where the bats are located, a professional bat removal technician can offer you bat removal solutions in a written report and begin bat removal service that will prevent reoccurring bat problems.

Why is Humane Bat Removal my Best Option?

The reason you should hire a professional wildlife technician to perform humane bat removal for you is based on the variety of benefits bats can offer you. Bats are not vicious creatures; they are friendly and very beneficial to humans. For one, bats can help you reduce any problems you face with mosquitoes when the warm months of summer return. In other words, you can enjoy more time outdoors because there won’t be loads of pesky insects in your backyard (female brown bats can consume their body weight in insects every summer night). And you will be happy to know that the majority of bats do not feed on blood.

Only three bat species are blood feeders and they live only in Central America and South America. As for hibernation sites, bats prefer attics, walls, tunnels, and trees. If your home has high humidity levels, you can expect bats will pay you a visit to prevent dehydration.

Mid-Atlantic Wildlife is here to handle your bat removal to protect your home property from structural damage and give you peace of mind that your home is truly bat proofed. We will remove bat feces from your home, outs bats from your attic, and perform other essential professional bat control services. Our wildlife control technicians are fully trained to use the latest techniques for bat removal services. Here are just a few humane bat removal services we can offer you:

  • Live trapping and removal service
  • Exclusion services
  • Attic cleanups

Contact Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control Today

We handle bat removal for bat migrating species as well as bat hibernating species. You can count on Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control to serve as your humane nuisance wildlife control company. Our bat removal services will prevent property damage, protect you from disease and save you money. Give our wildlife control technicians a call to have any questions answered about wildlife control solutions. We also provide removal services for:

We humanely resolve wildlife dilemmas, no matter how big or small. Let us keep wildlife out of your sight and mind. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game and Virginia Fish & Game. Call us for wildlife control services. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well. For more information about our wildlife control services, contact us at [Direct] or go to our contact us page.

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Bat Removal in Pikesville

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.

Bat Removal in Cockeysville

Bat Removal in Cockeysville

This year seems to be the year for bat removal in Cockeysville, Maryland. More than the average annual number of homeowners have been calling in to pest control companies in Cockeysville that perform bat control services. Unfortunately most of the exterminator’s and pest control companies in Cockeysville are great at getting bugs out of a house but they don’t know how to get rid of bats. Most of these pest control companies in Cockeysville use out dated techniques that do not provide a permanent fix. Many of the techniques they use either cause the bats to become trapped in your attic or walls. When the bats become trapped they will either panic and find their way into the main living space of your home or they will die in the walls or attic. Even a small colony of dead bats will create a very bad odor throughout your home for about two weeks. Many of the so called bat control services that exterminators use for bat removal in Cockeysville are illegal. Some exterminators will spray bug killer on the bats in your attic causing them to die which is highly illegal. A homeowner off of Sherwood Road, Cockeysville 21030 discovered a colony of about 50 bats living in their attic. Since the homeowners lived in a historic home they were very concerned about the quality of the work. They called several pest control companies in Cockeysville. The homeowners decided to have the two companies that offered a free inspection come out. The homeowners decided to use the company that provided the cheapest estimate after the inspections were compete. Without doing any research they hired a man that claimed he was a bat expert and knew everything about bat control services. He also claimed that he had been providing services for bat removal in Cockeysville for over a decade. His estimate included the eviction of the bats, sealing up the roof line and soffit to prevent the bats from re-entering and bat dropping (guano) removal. His estimate also included a 5 year warranty. The warranty said he would return at no charge and seal up any area he may have missed if bats got back in. As the old saying goes “you get what you pay for”. It’s usually never a good idea to use any contractor that offers a free inspection or a contractor that gives the lowest estimate. Unfortunately for the homeowners the individual that claimed he was a bat expert and claimed he know how to get rid of bats was a conman. He didn’t remove any of the bat guano (droppings) from the attic even though the homeowner paid for it. He didn’t do the seal up work properly and the bats got back in. Also, he trapped some of the bats inside a wall cavity causing them to die. The appearance of the exterior soffit / roofline was left an eye sour and the quality of work was poor at best. These are just of few of the many problems but to top it off he refused to return and honor the warranty. In the photo above notice the red arrows pointing at some of the wide gap that the individual that claimed to be an expert for bat removal in Cockeysville left at the edge of the soffit. This wide gap runs along the entire edge of the roof that meets the vertical wall. The Big Brown Bat is the species of bat that was inhabiting this home. This species of bat only needs a hole the size of a quarter to enter a home so there is plenty of room for them to enter this roof line. The individual that the homeowner first hired attempted to evict the bats by draping a  mesh over the gap. This procedure did not work and it usually doesn’t. The homeowner paid this individual to evict the bats and seal up these wide gaps but that didn’t happen. The homeowners hired this contractor that labeled his self as a bat control expert to perform the bat eviction, sealing up the gaps, and removing the bat droppings. Notice the red arrows in the photo above that are pointing at several piles of bat droppings (guano) that the contractor did not remove. There are several more piles like this throughout the attic. If you are in need of a reputable company that provides services for bat removal in Cockeysville be sure to do some research on the company before hiring them. Most pest control companies in Cockeysville are not licensed to perform bat removal. Most wildlife control companies like Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control are licensed and insured. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control knows how to get rid of bats and they have a reputation for being honest yet getting the job done in accordance with the laws and guidelines set by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has setup specific guidelines and laws for bat control. To protect humans and bats alike these guidelines and laws must be followed. The Maryland DNR issues licenses to a select few companies that provide bat removal in Cockeysville. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is one of those companies. If you would like to speak to a bat expert at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control that knows how to get rid of bats call 443-417-3137.

Bat Removal in Parkville

Bat Removal in Parkville

A roost is the place that bats gather to sleep during the daytime when the sun is out. Different species of bats that are found in Parkville prefer to roost in different places. The Red Bat likes to roost in hollow trees and under tree bark while the Big Brown Bat and Little Brown Bat prefer to roost in man-made structures such as attics, crawl spaces, and behind shutters. Any pest control company that provides bat control in Parkville and bat removal in Parkville will attest that the majority of  the time they encounter the Big Brown Bat and the Little Brown Bat roosting in homes and buildings. Even though there are a couple pest control companies that do bat removal in Parkville there is only one bat expert in Parkville and he is the owner of Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is the leading pest control company in Parkville that provides expert bat removal in Parkville. Each Summer they receive hundreds of calls from homeowners across Baltimore County that have bats in the attic but half of the bat related calls coming from Parkville are for bats roosting behind shutters. Most of the homes were vinyl siding so there were gaps between the siding and the shutters that were big enough for bats to fit in. Last September was a busy month for bat control in Parkville and bat removal in Parkville. The photo below was taken at a home off of Bagley Ave. Parkville 21234. The homeowner was sweeping up bat droppings that piled up every day under the shutters and didn’t realize that there were bats roosting behind the shutters until a neighbor said he found bats behind his shutters too. Neither the homeowner or her neighbor knew how to get rid of bats. They decided to called the bat expert at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control in to do an inspection of both of their homes. During the inspection of the attic, soffits, and shutters the bat expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control found some bat droppings in the attic but no bats. Since the droppings were fresh they are most likely from the bats roosting behind the shutters. Bats will sometimes roost in different areas on a home to absorb the heat from the sun during cooler temperatures and to get away from the sun during hotter temperatures. Bat removal in Parkville and bat control in Parkville is not always as simple as it seems. Since the bats were not in the attic at the time the bat control expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control was able to first sealed all of the entry points around the roof line to prevent the bats from getting back in. Then about a half hour before the sun fully set he removed the shutters off of the home which allows the bats to fly away. As you can see in the photo above a couple bats decided to hang around on the window screen but flew off after a few minutes. Once the bats had flew off he installed a material behind the edge of the shutters which prevents the bats from getting back in behind the shutters. The shutters look the same as they originally did because the exclusion material does not change there appearance. The bat control expert at Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control designed this exclusion process  and thus far has a 100% success rate. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources created the laws and guidelines pertaining to bat eviction work. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources also issues licenses to any pest control company in Parkville that preforms bats removal in Parkville. If you have a bat problem and are in need of bat control in Parkville be sure to call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control at 443-417-3137 and talk to a licensed bat control expert.

Signs you have Bats In Your Westminster Home

Signs you have Bats In Your Westminster Home

Many homeowners throughout Westminster discover they have a bat problem at some point during their homeownership especially if they live in an older home or a home with a slate roof. Bats can enter any pre-existing gap or openings around the rooftop that is a ¼” inch or larger. They can only enter pre-existing holes because bats do not chew or dig to get in. Homeowners usually come across signs of bats in the attic before they actually see the bats. The most obvious sign that you have a bat problem is if you see bats flying in and out of your roofline. Another obvious sign is if you actually see bats roosting in your attic. The discovery of bat droppings (guano) in piles on the floor of your attic or on a ledge or between the louvers and screening of your gable vents is one of the signs that bats are roosting in your attic. Besides their droppings, you will also see stains from their urine. The longer period of time the bats are roosting in your attic the more urine stains you will see. Bat urine and droppings also have a pungent ammonia odor and the longer the bats have been roosting in your attic the stronger the ammonia-like odor will become. Since bats roost together their droppings usually pile up together. Bats have natural oils in their fur and over time as they go in and out of the hole that they use to enter a home dark smug marks will appear around the hole. These smug marks will be very obvious if the bats are entering a hole through a soffit or fascia board or gable vent that is a lighter color.

The photo above was taken at a home off of New Windsor Road, Westminster 21157. Bats had been entering this gap in the slate roof of this home for years and roosting in the attic. The homeowners didn’t care that the bats were roosting in the attic until the noise from the bats started waking them up throughout the night. Most of the noise bats emit are high frequency and humans cannot hear them however they do emit some chirping like noises that humans can hear. Many homeowners discover they have bats roosting in their attic or walls or chimney when they hear this chirping like sound. Bats may also make some scratching sounds as they navigate inside of a wall or ceiling or as they go in and out of the hole they use to access an attic. Most homeowners don’t know how to get rid of bats and must rely on bat experts from bat removal companies in Westminster like Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control. If you discover signs that bats maybe roosting in your attic give Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control a call at [Direct].

Easton Home Invaded By Bats

Easton Home Invaded By Bats

Easton in Talbot County Maryland is a quaint historic all American town filled with beautiful historic homes and shops that attract thousands of tourist throughout the summer. Unfortunately, Easton’s humid subtropical climate during the summer also attracts tens of thousands of bats. The many bodies of water like ponds, rivers, and creeks throughout Easton along with the hot, humid climate presents the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitos which is a favorite food of bats. To top it all off the beautiful historic homes throughout Easton provide the perfect roosting haven for bats. Many of the older historic homes and shops in Easton have beautiful metal roofs but unfortunately, metal roofs have many gaps that are 1/4” inch or larger which easily allows bats to enter the attic space. Many of Easton’s homes also have dormer soffits that add a wonderful architectural element to home but over time as a home settles gaps are created and bats enter. Bat removal companies in Easton have been overwhelmed with calls from homeowners in need of bat eviction services and bat dropping cleanup services. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control has a team of bat experts in Easton on a daily basis from April till November evicting bats from attics, sealing rooflines to prevent bats from re-entering, and removing bats that have found their way into the living space of a home. Most of the homes have minor bat-related issues however Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control encounters larger more involved projects on occasion. One such bat project off of Easton Parkway 21601 near Papermill Pond was so involved it required the removal of the ceiling and all the plaster walls in a finished attic bedroom. This home had been in the same family for three generations and the homeowners could recall having bats in the attic for decades but did not think it was a problem until they could no longer bear the odor from the bat urine and droppings that now permeated throughout the entire house. The bat expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control realized that this home was going to be a larger project when the homeowners explained how pungent the odor was and that they would watch over 80 bats every evening flying out of a dormer soffit and out of a corner at the roof’s apex. After the bat expert from Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control conducted an inspection of the home he discovered that there was about a ton of bat droppings above the ceiling and behind the walls of the finished attic. Due to the health hazards involved with a fungal spore that forms in large quantities of bat droppings that causes histoplasmosis the homeowner had to temporarily move out of the home while Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control was performing the extensive removal and cleanup of the bat droppings. The only way Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control could remove all of the bat droppings (guano) was by ripping out all of the plaster walls and the ceiling. Once the walls and ceiling were ripped out they used a high powered industrial vacuum to suck up all of the droppings. The technicians had to bust up the bat droppings with hammers because the bat urine caused the bat droppings to fuse together in large clumps.

Most homeowners don’t know how to get rid of bats or how to stop bats from getting into an attic and need a bat expert to get involved. If you suspect that you have bats don’t wait to get help. The longer period of time that bats roost in your attic or walls the more bat droppings will accumulate and eventually a small inexpensive problem will become a very big expensive problem. Call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control at [Direct] for expert guidance right away if you suspect that bats are roosting in your attic.