Bat Control Troy MI 248-361-1528
The Bat Specialists of Michigan are experts in live bat exclusion
Our process if following guidelines that were set by the Bat Conservation International organization. The process getting rid of bats from your attic is a 3 step process. There is an optional service depending upon the severity of the damage caused by the bats which is attic restoration. As we go through our exclusion process we will be able to identify the steps that will be required to return your attic to normal.
Step 1: Our first step in the process is the site inspection. This will allow us to review your site from top to bottom to determine exactly what type of bat problem we have to deal with. We will inspect the roof, chimney, attic, and the perimeter of your home. This will allow us to determine exactly what services we can offer you to completely deal with your bat problem. We will present you with an itemized list of the approach we recommend and discuss next steps with you at this time.
Step 2: We will begin the process of live bat removal using our live bat exclusion process. We will seal all entry points but a few with galvanized hardware cloth and 35 year silicone caulk. We will install one way doors on the entry points the bats are using to get into your attic. This will allow the bats to leave the roost at night but when they return they will be unable to get back in. Using this method ensures that the bats are not injured when being removed from your home. Bats are a protected animal in Michigan and a very critical part of the ecosystem. Less bats means a larger mosquito population. There are some companies that will use netting material to capture the bats but this can result in the bats wings being damaged when they are tangled up in the net. Once the bats have exited through the one way doors they are excluded from the property and given enough time this will exclude all bats from your premises.
Step 3: We will leave the one way doors on your property for approximately 30 days. At this time we will come back onsite and do another inspection to ensure all of your bats have been excluded from your attic. We will also recheck the bat proofing we did during step 2 to ensure there has been no damage done to it while they tried to get back in. We leave the one way doors up for this amount of time to ensure that all bats have the opportunity to be excluded. In most cases they will be gone in less then a week.
Optional: There is one last step in the process that is optional and doesn’t always have to occur. Depending on the situation it may be necessary to do bat guano removal and attic restoration. The process may just be a spot cleaning of the areas that the bats have soiled. In some cases with a large roost or a bat colony living in an attic for an extended period of time we may need to do much more to ensure all contaminants are removed. This may require a full service attic restoration and insulation removal.
We follow all guidelines of Bat Conservation International
- We will be licensed, as required, by our state.
- We will provide property owners with a guarantee and list of references. All written materials will be accurate and not coerced.
- We will use the preferred one devices that are made from light weight polypropylene netting, plastic sheeting, or tube type excluders for evicting bats. They will be placed at all entry points that are found to be active and remain in place for 7 days minimum. Once the bats have been excluded we will remove these devices. The entry points will then be sealed with silicone caulking. We will also understand that in some cases the wood will need to be replaced in order to effectively seal the space. Spot treatments of buildings are not recommended and can result in bats relocating from one section of a building to another. This will cause more exclusion work to have to occur which is stressful to both the bats and building owner.
- We acknowledge that waiting until the bats have flown out of the roost at night and sealing the entry points is not approved by BCI. This will result in some bats being trapped inside the building.
- We know that BCI discourages the use of permanent netting in most scenarios.
- Aerosol dog and cat repellents have been known to discourage bats from using a particular roosting spot, like a porch, for up to several months. This is only to be applied and used when the bats are not present and should never be used if any bats are in the roost. You can also you Mylar balloons or strips of tin foil hanging from the roof of the porch to discourage bats from roosting there. Nothing is a replacement for the preferred method which is live bat exclusion.
- We understand that from mid-April through the end of August the bats in a roost will likely have pups and performing anything that impacts the roost during this period is should not occur. This should be done outside of this season to ensure that the young are not trapped inside your home.
- If bats are hibernating in your home we know that BCI recommends that know exclusion activity occur until the weather can support the bats leaving through the one way doors. This will be when the temperature is high enough, the trees have leaves, and the insects are abundant.
- Ultrasonic devices, chemical repellents, and smoke are not approved by BCI as effective ways to remove bats from your home. Canned spray foam is also not an approved sealant to fill entry points as bats that come in contact with it may die and it is prone to cracking which could allow reentry.
- We acknowledge that trapping and relocation are not approved BCI exclusion techniques. Traps can be deadly to bats if they are left too long or overfill. Bats are very good at locating their roost so relocation will ultimately fail. While capturing bats at an exclusion site is not recommended the exception to this rule is a single bat who was made its way into a buildings living area.
- We understand that bat houses should be installed prior to the bat exclusion process and can offer a attractive space for the bats to relocate to on their own if made available.
- We will provide BCI membership and bat house information to our customers to further encourage conservation efforts.
- We will maintain adequate insurance and provide proof of that insurance to BCI.
- We know that customers can post reviews about our company to the BCI website.
The Bat Specialists Of Michigan Service all of Oakland County, Michigan
Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Township, 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, Waterford, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, and all surrounding Oakland County areas.