Bats in the belfry, attic, basement or chimney? Scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling? Foul odors in your home? Critter Control can help eliminate bats in your home and prevent them from re-entry. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective bat removal services.

Identifying a Bat


The most common bats found in homes would include the little brown bat and the big brown bat. Each type of bat shares common characteristics. Bat wings are actually broad webbed hands. They have short legs, sharp claws, large ears, and fur that ranges from light tan or yellowish in color to dark brown and black. Bats make high-pitched squeaks that aid then in navigation through the dark and acts as a communication.

Bats will roost in dark and safe areas during the day. They will use their feet to hang upside down as they sleep. Bats will roost within caves, trees, attics, and chimneys. As dusk approaches bats awaken and fly out of their roosting area in large numbers. Due to their diet of flying insects, bats prefer to roost near ponds, lakes, or pools.

Bat Control

Bat Damage

Bats in attics and bats in chimneys will create damages that can be difficult, and dangerous, to remove. The amount of droppings that one small colony can create will be extensive. Bat guano (droppings) is a health hazard and will make people sick. When bat guano collects in attics it will begin harboring dangerous fungal spores, such as histoplasmosis. Bat urine will stain drywall, soil insulation, and create a musky smell throughout your home.


Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus commonly found within bat droppings. If histoplasmosis is not taken care of, it may expand from the lungs. This infection throughout the whole body can be fatal.

Trapping and Removal

Bats carry diseases and should never be approached by an individual. If threatened bats may bite and scratch, easily injuring humans. Critter Control of Central Massachusetts is trained to remove any bat problems plaguing residential and commercial properties. Or exclusion methods are safe, humane, and efficient.

Control and Safety

Despite the fact that less than half of one percent of bats carries rabies, bats should never be picked up or grabbed. Critter Control of Central Massachusetts has professional methods of prevention that can keep bats out of your home. Your technician can cover or seal all vents, holes, chimneys, windows, and gaps leading inside of homes.

Call Critter Control of Central Massachusetts for complete bat control. 508.919.6320

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