Birmingham Bat Control & Removal Services
Protecting Your Property from Health & Hygiene Risks Due to Bats
DixieLand Critter Gitter LLC technicians are trained for all bat removal situations. We can remove bats from gables that vent your attic, inside attics, or those flying around inside or outside your home, office, school, or warehouse. We remove bats in many ways, including physically if needed, and provide safe relocation.
Are Bats Protected by Federal Law?
Remember, bats are considered endangered species and are protected by federal law; therefore, Alabama provides best practices and protection for these animals. They are a valuable part of our ecosystem and their populations have been greatly diminished by White-Nose Syndrome. That said, bats taking up residence in your home is not good for either of you. Our Birmingham bat control service team can help you find them a better place to live. In addition to our bat removal, we also provide expert small animal removal.
Schedule your bat control service inspection when you contact our office today!
Signs I Have Bats In My Attic
Unless you've had the experience before, bats in your home isn't something you think about often.
Do Bats Have an Odor?
If you notice strange odors coming from your attic or even notice that maybe your pet has brought a dead bat into your home, you may have bats.
Below we have provided 4 signs to look for to know if you have a bat problem!
1. Bat Droppings
Bat droppings often look dark in color and pebbly. It's usually found in piles near the entrance and exit of where the bats have been living. Bat droppings do pose a health risk to both your pets and your household, make sure to stay away from it as much as you can. Contact us today to come and inspect your home.
2. Oily Streaks Around Your Home
If you notice oily streaks around your home, this is a sure mark that bats are in your home or attic. The oil that bats produce on their body rubs off as they are entering into small holes to get to where they have been living. The more they do it, the more these oily streaks become an obvious visual sign.
3. Sounds in the Attic
Even though bats are silent flyers, they are usually heard when they are trapped somewhere in your attic or behind home walls. You can hear their wings hitting drywall, wooden structures, or even air vents, depending on where they have been trapped within your household.
4. Strong Pungent Odor from Attic
If you go up in your attic and you can smell a strong ammonia-type odor, this is probably a bat infestation. Even if you aren't able to access all of your attics, that strong smell is a very sure sign that your attic may be infested with bats. Contact our expert Birmingham bat control services for the help you and your household deserve.
Bats Can Be A Health Risk
When bats breach your home, they can pose multiple risks to you and your family. Bats carry more zoonotic viruses (viruses that jump species) per species. Studies over the last few decades have revealed that exposure to bats has resulted in more than half of the confirmed human Rabies cases in the United States.
Bats are known carriers and living reservoirs for more than 60 human-infecting viruses including:
Bats also leave behind unhealthy conditions of urine and guano (bat droppings). Bat guano is known to cause Histoplasmosis pneumonia and can cause severe complications, such as:
- Acute respiratory infections
- Heart problems
- Adrenal insufficiency
While bat guano doesn't have a strong odor, the urine will be very noticeable as a pungent ammonia/vinegar smell. It is also fairly corrosive and can cause a variety of structural issues if left unchecked.
Protect Your Health and Home with Bat Removal in Birmingham
These issues affect your indoor quality, which can be extremely harmful to people with allergies or who are immuno-compromised. The odor alone is enough to distress a healthy person. Make sure to check out our reviews!
“I called several companies for quotes and DixieLand was extremely reasonable. They removed a raccoon and it's babies from a wall in a townhouse. All the animals were treated humanely and the babies were given to someone to raise them (who knew?!).”- Leigh P.
“I highly recommend David and his staff. We were working on a house that was infested with bats and numerous other companies failed before we got with DixieLand. They were prompt and professional, not to mention the price was very fair.”- Lee W.
“Our family used DixieLand for bat trapping and repairs, and the service was fast and very friendly. They arrived on time for appointments and did the job efficiently! Will most definitely use them again if we need any more help later on down the line!!”- Savannah D.
We provide a full inspection of your home or commercial property and a detailed estimate for sealing up all entry points to keep bats out. We can also do the repairs to damaged areas if needed. Our bat removal team in Birmingham offers total cleanup to remove guano (droppings), neutralize urine, deodorize and sanitize affected areas. We provide insulation removal and replacement for attic areas.
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Available After Hours and Emergency Services
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Over 30+ Years of Experience
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