Give Your Bats an Eviction Notice with Our Bat Removal Service
Bats play an important role in the ecosystem – but that doesn’t mean we want them in our houses! We’re experts in humane bat removal.
We Love Bats – Just Not As Houseguests!
Bats are nature’s exterminators – a single bat can eat thousands of mosquitos every night. But, ally or not, they aren’t welcome to share our living spaces! Our wildlife control experts know how to get rid of bats safely and for good.
Our Bat Control Process
Our first step is always to undertake a thorough site investigation. We will look for points of entry for the bats, assess the severity of your infestation, and discuss bat eviction options with you. Since bats do not create their own entry points we will also assess for intrusion by other wildlife.
Bat Removal and Exclusion
Bats are a protected species and we take steps to remove them without harm. The simplest, and most effective bat removal service involves the installation of one-way doors which allow bats to exit but not return. This must be performed in conjunction with exclusion, otherwise the bats will simply re-enter through existing holes!
Clean up and Sanitization
Depending on the size of the bat colony and how long they went unnoticed there may be a sizable build-up of guano to remove. We’ll thoroughly clean and sanitize the impacted areas, making these areas safe to use.
Reasons To Choose Cramer Pest Control – Fort Mill SC
Expert Service Comes From Expert Training
A core component of our business is training. Our technicians carry Clemson Extension Univ 7A certification, allowing us to identify and remove bats. We run weekly training sessions for all of our staff, including safety training, pest control best practices, and on how to provide top-tier customer service.
We’re Only Finished When You’re Happy With the Results
At Cramer Pest Control we don’t consider our job done until your pest problem has been completely handled. After our technicians visit your home you’ll receive a follow-up call – if you have any remaining concerns let us know and we’ll take care of it!
A Commitment to Customer Service
Everybody says it, but so many pest control companies get it wrong. From your first phone call, to our technician’s visit, to follow-up calls you can expect an unrelenting commitment to your satisfaction. We don’t just want customers, we want raving fans.
See What People Have to Say About Our Pest Management Services
“Cramer Pest Control provided top notch service for my condo. I received great costumer service from Jared. He answered my emails & phone calls in a timely fashion. My technician Jeremy Sims was awesome! He took time to not only explain the service but gave me suggestions to help prevent the problem from occurring in the future! I would definitely recommend Cramer to anyone looking for quality service. Thank You Cramer.”
– Daniele S.
You'll Be in Good Hands
“We started using Cramer in November 2020 and since they were hired….no more bug problems inside the house. On-time and very friendly. If you are fortunate enough to have Paul take care of your servicing, you’ll be in good hands.”
– Stacy T.
“We are so happy with Cramer Pest Control. We have been clients for several years for pest control. During a routine service call, CJ alerted us to a pipe leak that we had no idea was occurring. As a result, we were able to have a plumber and contractor come and fix the issue. It could have turned into a much bigger issue. Thank you!”
– Tina S.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are bats dangerous?
Yes, bats are dangerous and should not be allowed to remain in your home. According to the CDC, bats are the leading cause of rabies in the United States and any exposure to bats should be followed up with a post-exposure prophylaxis treatment (a rabies shot) to protect against this lethal disease.
Even if you don’t have direct contact with bats they still can cause health problems. Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by a fungus which grows in bat guano. The fungus produces airborne spores which once they enter your lungs lead to cough, fever, and fatigue. This disease is generally not serious, primarily affecting people with compromised immune systems.
How do I know if I have bats in my home?
The three easiest ways to identify a bat infestation are:
- You see a bat in your home! Whether you’re in the attic grabbing holiday decorations or in your basement looking for a photo album, if you spot bats that is the easiest way to know you’ve got a bat problem! Remember, if you come into physical contact with a bat you must seek medical treatment, even if you don’t notice a scratch or bite! Bats are the leading cause of rabies in the United States, and left untreated this disease is universally fatal.
- You hear fluttering in your walls. Generally birds don’t live inside the walls of houses (with the exception of Chimney Swifts) so if you hear fluttering sounds coming from your walls then the odds are good you’ve got a colony of bats living in your home.
- Bat droppings staining your exterior walls or windowsills. Bat feces, known as guano, looks similar to mouse droppings – except you’ll find it clustered in spots which wouldn’t make sense for a mouse!
What can I do to keep bats out of my home?
The best way to prevent bats is by limiting their entry points. Bats are housing opportunists and only enter your home because an easy passageway already existed. Bat exclusion is almost identical to the sort of prevention that keeps out other critters like squirrels, and roof rats out.
Ultrasonic or chemical deterrents are advertised as keeping bats away, but there is no good evidence showing that these devices work as advertised! Exclusion is the only guarantee.
What do you do with the bats after they leave?
The advantage of using a one-way exit system to exclude bats is that the bats will be able to naturally find a place to live. Homeowners can install bat houses to encourage the bats to remain nearby and provide natural protection against mosquitos and keep the local insect population in check.
Regardless, you’ll be able to rest easy since bats do not create holes and will not return to a house which has been well-excluded.
Can bats damage my home?
Generally no, bats do not cause damage to your home. After the bat removal process we will clean up their guano as it creates an ecosystem which harbors cockroaches and illness-causing fungi.
How do you remove bats from my home?
We always do our best to safely remove bats from homes as bat conservation benefits our natural environment. A little brown bat can eat up to 600 mosquitos in an hour – so while you don’t want them living in your attic you do want them roosting nearby!
The most effective bat control service starts with exclusion. Existing holes are sealed to prevent re-entry and one-way exit doors are installed. After a few weeks, the one-way doors can be removed and replaced with permanent seals.
Bat-proofing should only be undertaken outside of maternity season, before pups have been born or after the bats have left for hibernation. If exclusion is done at any other time then there is a high likelihood of trapping baby bats inside, resulting in them wandering through your walls looking for a place to escape.
Our wildlife removal experts can identify all of the local species of bats and determine when it is safe to perform an exclusion service.
Where do bats like to live?
Different species of bats like different living conditions. However, in general bats are looking for dark, sheltered spaces to hide in during the day. For homeowners the spots that bats most commonly find suitable include inside attics, behind shutters, and within the eaves of roofs.
How do I clean up the mess that the bats left?
We recommend that you leave clean-up to specialists as bat guano can harbor dangerous fungal spores, biting insects, and bacteria. The best solution is physical removal of the waste while wearing protective gear (including a respirator), and then chemically disinfecting the affected surfaces. See our restoration services page to learn more.