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Bat Removal & Exclusion

All wildlife, including bats, present potential threats to humans and our pets. Not only can they carry and transmit bacteria or disease through their urine, feces and saliva, but bats in the home can also leave extensive damage to your property from their excretions as well as the grease and rub marks they leave behind as they crawl around inside your attic or other vulnerable areas of your home. 

Despite being an essential part of the ecosystem and presenting a form of natural pest control to areas they reside in, bats are the biggest rabies carriers in the Midwest, and they present serious health concerns to humans when they invade homes. Bats are a difficult and dangerous pest to handle, and practically impossible to exclude from your house safely and legally without professional help.

If bats have gotten into your home, get them out safely with the help of the Certified Bat Exclusion Contractors at Quik-Kill. No matter the size of your bat problem, we can get them out while removing the safety hazards they leave behind. Contact us today and find out why homeowners across Illinois, Iowa, and the Quad Cities call Quik-Kill first when bats get inside.

Bat removal and exclusion services from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators includes:

  • Humane bat colony removal
  • Emergency bat capture and removal services
  • Contaminant remediation 
  • Bat barrier installation 
 
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Humane Bat Removal in Illinois, Iowa, and the Quad Cities

Bats are a protected species, so we take steps to exclude them from entering your home or business, but we can’t physically remove them with traps or any use of chemicals. If you already have bats living in the eaves, attic, or other areas of your home or facility, we use a one-way door system that allows the bats to exit and doesn’t allow them to come back. Once they are gone, we will seal any entry holes they used to get inside to keep them from returning.

Bat removal is not about killing them, simply getting them out of your home so that they can return to surrounding wilderness where they belong. We will then take steps to bat-proof your home for the future so that bats never become a problem inside your home again. Our humane bat treatment protocols ensure that we can get your home bat-free without leaving a lasting negative impact on the surrounding ecosystem. 

 

Quik-Kill’s Process For Bat Removal

Excluding bats from a home or business requires several steps. Our wildlife control technicians are experienced in the requirements for eliminating bats and are happy to help you with your bat exclusion needs. Most exclusion services are performed during the late summer or start of autumn as we want to avoid excluding mother bats from returning to their babies.

Step One: Identify Entrances

Quik-Kill will inspect the property to identify where the bats are entering and exiting. Usually, our experienced technicians can locate this spot without having to physically see the bats, using a number of indicators including their greasy rub marks, the location of their guano (droppings), as well as a number of other common warning signs that we know to look for. 

If we cannot find these indicators, we may return after sunset to locate the entrance and exit holes the bats are using. 

Step Two: Seal All Gaps

When we’ve identified the bats' primary access points, we keep those open while sealing all other gaps, cracks, and holes. We want to make sure the bats are only using the entrance we’ve identified and not using an alternative entrance or exit.

Step Three: Install One-Way Doors

Next, technicians will place a one-way door on the entrance. This will allow the bats to exit your home but they won’t be able to return to the roost.