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

Maine 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 Wildlife Services of Maine for bat control in the entire state of Maine. 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 Maine licensed and insured.


Call Wildlife Services of Maine at 207-956-5377

This company performs bat control throughout the state of Maine, including the following towns: Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Waterville, Auburn, Lewiston, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Kittery, Cape Elizabeth, Biddeford, Saco, Brunswick, Kennebunk Port, Freeport, Manchester, York, Bethel, Kittery, Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, Camden, Mt Desert Island, Ogunquit, Belgrade, Rumford, Greenville, Fort Kent, Presque Isle, Machias, and more.

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 Maine 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 the state of Maine, 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 Wildlife Services of Maine, 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 Maine bat control project, and with Wildlife Services of Maine. 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!

Little Brown Bat info:

America is one of the most blessed countries in the whole world. It is blessed with so many kinds of animals such that many of its residents do not know what and how many animals are in the continent. One of the rare animals is the little brown bat. This is because it is the only bird come animal that has the ability to fly and feeds its young ones through breastfeeding. It is one animal that is not as harmful as many people think it is when it lives in the ceilings of our houses. The reason behind this is that they do not interfere with how we live. They only come out at night to hunt for their meals. The most interesting thing with these animals is because they feed on the insects that we, humans, find them very harmful for our health. These insects include mosquitoes, which are known to transmit malaria, moths, beetles and gnats. A single bat can feed on a total of over two thousand mosquitoes in a night.

The little brown bat as an interesting lifestyle, it feeds during the night and is one mammal that requires lots of water to survive. The funny thing with these mammals is that its mouth does not touch any water; it only flies over the water body taking in the vapor that comes out of it. Did you know that bats do have eyes? Bats use their highly sensitive ears and sound to navigate from one place. Their ears are so sharp in that it can never hit a wall or an obstruction while flying. This makes it one of the swiftest animals of all times that navigates blindly. While hunting, bats can sense the little insects from a far distance. From its swiftness, it takes the insects by surprise and swallows it as a whole. You can imagine the speed, just put it this way, if it is very hard for you to kill a mosquito with your bare arm, what speeds does the bat take to capture the mosquito.

During winter, bats are forced to hibernate or wade to other warmer places. Since staying in the same place is harmful for the bat, it has taken care of itself and moves to other warmer places where its survival is fit enough. If a bat stays out in its hibernation for long, it risks contracting a fungus known as white nose syndrome which can be severe to it and cause mass death in these delicate animals. Since they can still survive the cold weather, these animals stay camouflaged in one place for a long time. Staying at the same place helps the bats to maintain their body temperatures hence depend on one another to survive and generate enough heat. Since these animals can sense the reproach of the winter season months before it sets in, they tend to feed extensively for the few months to ensure that they have enough energy to sustain themselves for the three coldest months.

Since these are mammals, they give birth to young ones and feed them with breast milk. Bats are the flying animals that are known to give birth to young ones. They also feed the young ones until the small kids are strong enough to feed themselves. This means that they have the same caring ability as the other mammals. The funny thing with them is that they have the capability to stay upside down for a long time. They have adapted legs and claws that enable them to hold themselves firmly while under sleep. These are the only birds that will protect the humans at night when they sleep by eating up the annoying and diseases carrying mosquitoes. The major question is what is the name given to a young bat?

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 Maine, call Wildlife Services of Maine at 207-956-5377. They can remove bats in attics throughout the state of Maine, but they mostly operate in the greater Maine 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