Detroit Bat Removal

Not all wildlife removal companies are the same. Some have experience with bat removal projects, and are familiar with the proper methods for bat exclusion. But others use incorrect techniques, such as bat traps, summer exclusions, or worse, fumigants. Do your research before you hire someone! I personally recommend our field technician for bat control in Detroit.

24/7 Cell Phone: 313-355-1666

We service the city of Detroit and surrounding towns, such as Waterford, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Shelby, Bloomfield, Troy, Sterling Heights, Clinton, Novi, Farmington Hills, Southfiled, Royal Oak, Warren, St. Clair Shores, Livonia, Canton, Westland, Allen Park Wyandote, & more. We service all of Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Oakland County, and parts of Jackson County.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Detroit for many years, and he abides by these bat removal principles:

  • Always perform a proper live exclusion.
  • Never use poisons or fumigants or kill bats.
  • Never use traps or attempt to relocate bats.
  • Never do a removal during the maternity season.
  • Seal all entry points shut with guarantee.
  • Offer attic cleanup and decontamination.
  • Properly Michigan licensed and insured.
As I discuss repeatedly on this website, bat removal projects are not easy, and not for amateurs. I have seen many horrible attempts at bat colony removal throughout the years, done both by do-it-yourself homeowners and by incompetent companies. Never hire a Detroit pest control company that uses poisons for rodent or insect control. They often attempt the same approach for bats. Not only is this incredibly destructive and illegal in Michigan, but it results in disaster for the homeowner, and does not actually solve the problem. It's very important that the removal of bats from the attic of your home is done in the correct manner, and there is only one correct way, with a live bat exclusion. To read more about this process, read my bats in the attic home page.

Before you hire anyone, including our tech at 313-355-1666, talk to them, and make sure that they understand what they are doing, and that they have experience. Be sure that they do abide by the principles I outlined above. This is not just for the sake of the bats - I'm no tree hugger - it's for the sake of doing the job correctly, for you and your property. The fact that it's good for the bats as well is a lucky coincidence. And really, bats are good animals, which I'm sure you realize. I hope you have a good experience with your Detroit bat control project. You can email me personally if you have any problems with our tech, and I will talk to him, but I doubt that will be necessary. Good luck!

Detroit wildlife control company bat reader email:

Just yesterday, I discovered I have bats in the roof area of my house in Detroit. They have been there for several years, but thinking I had a mouse problem, NOT a bat problem, I kept treating for mice. Just yesterday, for the first time, I discovered the bats and did so by actually seeing one. I say that the bats are in the Roof area of the Cabin, because there is no attic. The cabin is two story, with only one large upstairs room, the full size of the cabin. The ceiling of this room is cathedral, with the roof line. In other words, you have the interior ceiling ( 1/4" stained plywood w/batten strips, a layer of insulation between the rafters, the roof decking and the finished roof, which is metal. It appears the bats are contained to only one corner of the ceiling area on the front slope of the roof. I say this, because when I tapped on the ceiling with my fist, I could hear the bat droppings shifting and rolling down the paneling and also could hear the bats fluttering around. When I tapped on other parts of the ceiling in the same manner, there was silence. The area where the sounds were heard is approximately 8' x 10'. Sounded like there was quite a large quantity of bat droppings moving around, so I think they've been in there for a while, totally concealed and hidden. We don't use the upstairs, unless we have guest, which is not very often. Therefore this problem has gone undetected. Given the cabin construction, the only way to remove the bat droppings etc. ( Once the Bat Exclusion is completed ) will be to either remove the roof, decking and insulation, or to remove the entire interior ceiling and insulation, which would cause the droppings to fall inside the structure. Either way, this is not a good situation and will be costly. Never the less, HERE IS MY QUESTION - Finally !! AFTER the Maternity Season, which I understand will be mid to late August, as it gets colder, will the Bats leave the cabin and hibernate elsewhere, or will they actually hibernate in my cabin, where they're currently located ? In other words, will they do a natural exclusion on their own when colder temperatures set in ? I should mention that we DO NOT have any heat on in the cabin during the winter months when we're not there. So it gets very / very cold. It stays near freezing or below inside. (I drain and winterize the plumbing after each use) If they will hibernate elsewhere and vacate my cabin during the winter months, then I think I will wait until such time and then remove the bat droppings etc from the ceiling, by removing the entire interior ceiling. By doing so, I would have visual sight, from inside the cabin of all cracks and holes that they would possibly entering and exiting from and would be able to close them up and seal them off. Light coming from the outside through these cracks / holes would make them obvious. I could easily have this done before spring, when the bats would return. However, if you tell me they will not hibernate elsewhere, then I guess I'll be calling your recommended , Albuquerque Bat Removal, and discussing professional exclusion removal with them. The problem is, Albuquerque is a 3 hour drive from Ruidoso, which of course drives up the overall costs. Even if I have Albuquerque Bat Removal do the exclusion, I will probably do the bat dropping removal myself. I anxiously await your response to my question and thank you for the same.

My response: They will hibernate in the cabin if it's warm enough, but it's more likely that they'll migrate elsewhere when the colder weather comes, then they'll return to your cabin next summer.

You can read more of my bat removal articles below:
How to catch a bat flying inside house
How to remove bats in the chimney
How to clean your attic after you've had bats
What kind of damage do bats cause?
What kinds of diseases can bats spread?
How do you find the areas where bats are getting in?
Can I use poison to kill bats?
What does bat poop look like?
Can I use traps to catch bats?

For bat removal in Detroit, call us at 313-355-1666. We can remove bats in attics throughout Wayne County and even the state of Michigan, but we mostly operate in the greater Detroit area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.