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A bat flying by at night is a pretty common and harmless sight from Silver Spring to Annapolis and in most of suburban Maryland. However, seeing dozens of bats coming out of your attic in a swarm is unsettling, to say the least. The good news is, you don’t have to put up with this noisy and scary-looking neighbor anymore. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control can perform safe, fast and humane bat removal services in Maryland, no matter where you live. We offer bat removal in Howard County, Carroll County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Potomac, Eldersburg, Westminster, and many other areas throughout Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region.
At Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control, we offer a comprehensive strategy for bat removal in Maryland. Our methods are humane, compliant with local laws and provide fast relief to your bat problem.
Many homeowners we work with realize that bats are good to have around, especially if you have a mosquito problem. If you like bats but don’t want them in your house, we can install bat houses that will provide bats with a roosting place outside of your home.
"In the end I used Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control because they were very informative and honest unlike the first company I had do the inspection. I am truly grateful for the honesty this company gave me and I would recommend Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control to anybody that has a bat problem. "
-Zedrea Domski, Annapolis, MD
The attic is the perfect roosting spot for bats: it offers shelter from bad weather, comfortable temperatures and protection from predators. Bats that live in your attic during summer are typically nursing colonies with mothers rearing their young. They tend to leave in fall to move to their hibernation sites. However, Big Brown Bats that are common in Maryland don’t mind living in your attic year round.
Unlike squirrels or raccoons, bats don’t force their way into your home—they simply use holes that are already present in the structure. These could be unscreened vents, gaps around the chimney, rotted wood in eaves or soffits, or holes made by other pest animals.
Bats in your attic are dangerous neighbors:
Unable to get into your attic, a bat colony may settle for the chimney. Chimneys, while not as nice as attics, cover most of the bat’s basic shelter needs. It might seem like the solution is easy: just install a chimney cap. However, this [is a bad idea that will only create more problems. First of all, bats don’t always enter chimneys through the smokestack. It might be the most obvious access point, but bats prefer more discreet ways. It’s possible there are gaps elsewhere in your chimney that allow bats to get in. Second of all, although bats fly in groups, they don’t always leave their roost all at once. Besides, bat pups aren’t even able to fly for the first month. Bat biology and habits should be taken into account when evicting bats from your chimney—and that’s why you need to enlist the help of a professional Maryland bat removal company such as Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control.
The more bats you have roosting in your attic or chimney, the faster you can determine whether you have a bat problem. However, when it’s a small colony, the damage may go unnoticed for a while. If you see bats hunting insects on your property at night, start looking out for these signs to determine whether these bats live inside your home, shed or barn:
Additional bat information can be helpful so you know what you’re dealing with. There are 10 species of bats in Maryland: the Big Brown Bat and the Little Brown Bat are the most common ones. Indiana Bat is an endangered species found in Western Maryland and several other states east of Oklahoma. Bats typically live in colonies and in nature can be found in caves, rocky crevices, and hollow trees. But due to urbanization and gradual disappearance of their natural habitat, bats often choose to roost in man-made structures.
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Our technicians can identify all local pest wildlife species and choose the best removal method based on the animal's lifestyle.
We will repair the damage, seal entry points and offer you advice on keeping the wildlife away from your home for good.
Montgomery County Wildlife Removal: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.
Howard County Wildlife Removal: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.
Carroll County Wildlife Removal: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.
Frederick County Wildlife Removal: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.
Anne Arundel County Wildlife Removal: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).
Baltimore County Wildlife Removal:Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.
Harford County Wildlife Removal: Bel Air (21014, 21015), Aberdeen (21001), Abingdon (21009), Havre De Grace (21078), Pylesville (21132), Jarrettsville (21084) and more.
We service Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and Delaware in addition to the counties listed above.