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Not all wildlife control or bat removal companies operate the same. Some companies are experience in the bat exclusion industry and are familiar with proper techniques for getting rid of bats. Other pest control companies use incorrect methods for removing bats from attic and chimneys. Some use poisons, kill traps, and fumigate to solve bat problems. Research a company before you hire them. A company should follow these principles:
-Always perform a proper bat exclusion
-No Kill Trap Methods
-Have a Guarantee
-Offer Full Attic Restorations
-Properly Licensed and Insured in the State of Michigan
1. We will be licensed, as required, by our state.
2. We will provide property owners with a guarantee and list of references. All written materials will be accurate and scare tactics will be avoided.
3. We will use the preferred, one-way devices constructed from light weight polypropylene netting (<1/6"mesh), plastic sheeting, or tube-type excluders for evicting bats from buildings. Excluders will be placed at all active entry points and remain in place for at least 5 to 7 days. These devices will be removed after the bats have been excluded, and then exclusion points will be sealed with silicone caulking, caulk backing rod, hardware cloth, or heavy duty polypropylene mesh. We understand that in some cases, sealing may require repair or replacement of old, deteriorated wood. (Note that BCI strongly recommends that exclusion professionals bat-proof the entire building and avoid spot treatments. Moving bats from one corner of a building to another does not solve the problem and may require that further exclusion work is carried out at some time in the future, further disturbing the bats
and the property owner).
4. We know simply waiting until the bats have flown out at night and then permanently sealing entrances shut without the use of exclusion devices is not approved by BCI. This method often traps some bats inside the building.
5. We understand that BCI also discourages the use of “permanent netting” in most situations.
6. We know that aerosol dog and cat repellents may discourage bat use of a particular roosting spot for periods of up to several months and have been used effectively to prevent bats from night-roosting above porches. If used, the spray will be applied by day when bats are not present. Aerosol repellents are not an adequate substitute for exclusion in the case of day roosts and will never be applied when bats are in a roost. To discourage bats at night roosts, we also may use Mylar balloons or strips of tin foil that are hung from roosting areas and allowed to move in the breeze.
7. We acknowledge that maternity season for bats in the US and Canada can range from mid-April
through 31 August, although pups have been seen as early as late April in some instances. We agree
that eviction of bats, or any activity that directly affects their roosting area, will occur only prior to or after the maternity season, when young will not be trapped inside, creating additional problems.
8. We understand that some bats hibernate in buildings during the winter months and that winter
exclusions should be performed only if it can be determined that no bats are hibernating in the
building. If bats are present during the winter months, exclusions should be postponed until spring temperatures are warm enough for deciduous plants to leaf out and insects to again be abundant.
9. We acknowledge that ultrasonic devices, chemical repellents, and smoke are not approved by BCI as effective methods to evict bats from buildings. In addition, canned spray foam is not an approved sealant for cracks and holes in most situations. It is not only unattractive, but can result in the death of bats that come into contact with it. This product should never be used when bats are still present.
10. We understand that traps and relocation are not BCI approved exclusion techniques. While removing large numbers of bats from a building may seem impressive to a customer, it is unlikely to be effective. Traps can be fatal to bats if left unattended or if overcrowding occurs. Bats have excellent homing instincts making relocation attempts unlikely to succeed. They will simply attempt to return to the original capture area upon release. Capturing bats at an exclusion site is not encouraged, although capturing a single bat to remove it from a living space is an exception to this rule.
11. We understand that installation of bat houses can offer a vital alternative roost for excluded bats, and that it is best if bat houses are installed in advance of exclusions.
12. We will provide BCI membership and bat house information to our customers to further encourage conservation of bats and their habitats.
13. We will maintain adequate insurance, and provide proof of insurance to BCI.
14. We understand that customers may post reviews about our company on the BCI Website
Plymouth Bat Removal and Control
If you have a bat problem in Plymouth, MI we can help. We are a bat removal and bat control company specializing in the field of bat pest control. We are a local based company near Plymouth, MI. Many homeowners in Plymouth, MI experience bats in the house, bats in the attic, and other bat problems. When having a bat problem there are a few steps in the bat removal process.
Step 1: Inspection- Often the most important part of the bat removal process. We have inspected several homes in Plymouth, MI with small to large bat problems in the attics. During the inspection we locate entry points, other potential entry points, and damages.
Step 2: Bat Exclusion- Once we have figured out how the bats are getting in we can begin the bat removal process. This is done by installing one-way door devices at the point of entry and bat proofing the rest of the home.
Step 3: Re-Inspection- After 30 days or so we return to make sure all of the bats are excluded and the bat problem is solved.
Step 4: Attic Restoration- Cleaning up the bat guano(droppings) and damaged insulation is a must to prevent structural damage and health risk. We do not always have to do this unless you have a large bat problem.
If you discover your Plymouth, MI home to have a bat problem there are some things to consider before getting rid of the bats.
Plymouth, MI Bat Extermination & Bat Pest Control
If you are looking for a bat exterminator in the Plymouth area we urge you look for a humane bat removal and control professional. Bat Exterminator or Extermination is an old term used to get rid of bats. Bat removal experts are not your average pest control specialists. Bat removal companies are wildlife control operators who specialize in the field of bat control and prevention. There are no poisons, bat traps, electronic devices, or bat repellents that can solve your bat problem. In fact bats are protected and endangered species. Bats are very beneficial to our environment and it is illegal to kill bats.
For more information on our bat removal service or a free online bat control quote in the Plymouth, MI area Contact us today.
As the states leading bat removal firm, Michigan Bat Control, Inc. specializes in solving and preventing an array of bat problems. Our services include removing bats from the attic, bat control, poison free bat extermination,full service attic restoration and bat guano removal. We also offer nuisance wildlife trapping, bird control, poison free mice removal, and pest control services, to get rid of raccoon's, birds, mice, rodents or any other pest. We are primary a bat removal and control company servicing the entire state of Michigan. For the most common bat or other wildlife situations, we offer efficient and affordable solutions to our customers state wide. Our other bat control services include bat proofing, bat pest control and bat trapping; we can help you keep bats out for good. We offer Bat Control in most cities throughout the state of Michigan. See our directory for contact information.
Here are cities we commonly service day to day in South East, MI.
Bay City, Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids, Ovid, St. Johns, Westphalia,Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Ottisville, Swartz Creek,Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston, Jackson, Grass Lake, Almont, Attica, Clifford,Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake, Argentine, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemons, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Midland, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee, Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon, Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, IAnn Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland
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