Wildlife Education - Information and Advice for the Safe Removal of Bats from Attics

Flint Bat Removal - Genesee County

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 Michigan Wildlife Removal for bat control in Flint. I have communicated with this company for many years, and they abide 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.

Call Michigan Wildlife Removal at 810-344-6272

The company had this to say to me: "We definitely only work in live animal removal especially with bat exclusions, we use bat cone II doors mostly but do sometimes use the netting system when the structure style needs that method. As far as performing the exclusions we set up the exclusion doors in early spring and in the fall. In the summer we do the necessary repairs and sealing on the homes or buildings but leave the main access points open until Fall when its safe to set up the one way doors. Fall is definitely our busiest time of the year with bat exclusions and attic restoration services. We provide services for Genesee, Oakland, Livingston, Lapeer, Shiawassee, Washtenaw, and Macomb counties with our main office located in Flint, MI. If you have any other questions I would be happy to answer them."

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 Flint 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 Michigan Wildlife Removal, 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 Flint bat control project, and with Michigan Wildlife Removal. You can email me personally if you have any problems with this company, and I will talk to them, but I doubt that will be necessary. Good luck!

Flint wildlife control company bat reader email:

David, First, let me say that in all of my research, your website was the most helpful to me and very interesting and informative. We live in southeast Michigan. We have had roof work completed within the past year, and since have had several encounters with bats (mainly in our garage). So we are currently in the stage of trying to find entry points. We haven't found guano anywhere (and we've searched the perimeter of our home and roof thoroughly). We have found fur at what we believe may be an entry point (on the roof). Is it possible for bats to leave behind fur when they enter or exit? We are preparing to inspect the attic today, so more will be revealed. We were just curious about the fur thing and couldn't really find anything about it. Thank you for any info you may have for us. Sincerely, Terri

My response: Bats will not leave behind fur. Watch your house at dusk to find out where they are flying out. The only way to solve a bat problem is to seal up all their entry holes permanently.

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 Flint, call Michigan Wildlife Removal at 810-344-6272. They can remove bats in attics throughout Michigan, but they mostly operate in the greater Flint area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.

Please be kind to bats! They are valuable animals, not aggressive, and they are vulnerable!
If you have any questions about bats in attics, just email me at david@batsintheattic.org