Professional Residential Batproofing Services

Known as the ‘land of 10,000 lakes’ (or 11,842 to be precise), Minnesota boasts a diverse array of wildlife. Among these creatures, bats play a crucial role in the ecosystem, consuming insects and contributing to the balance of nature. However, when bats find their way into homes and buildings, they can become a nuisance and pose potential health risks to residents. This is where bat removal services in Minnesota step in, offering essential solutions to safeguard property, public health and bats. 

Bat Removal Services in Minnesota

Exclusive Bat Proofing has been solving people’s bat problems since 1989. We specialize in bats, so we know their habits and patterns. This means that we know how to remove bats and are confident we can help you with your bat removal problems. Contact us today at (888) 989-2269 for a free estimate.

We have bat proofed thousands of homes throughout the upper Midwest, including Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. One of our most well-known clients was former U.S. congressman Vin Weber.

The following is taken from an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled Critter Counteroffensive. “For years, former congressman Vin Weber dealt with bats in his large log cabin on Leech Lake in Minnesota’s North Woods. Many evenings, Mr. Weber used a tennis racket to encourage the bats to scram as his wife and daughters anxiously stood by.

‘People weren’t enjoying being there,’ says Mr. Weber. ‘We were told there was nothing you can do about it; you have to live with it or shoo them out.’

Mr. Weber hired Ms. Swart’s company, Exclusive Bat Proofing, to try its exclusion technique. They scoured the log home to close its many small openings and installed one-way doors. ‘To my amazement, it worked,’ Mr. Weber says.”

This is just one of our thousands of success stories. We are so confident in our work that we give customers a 3-year warranty/service period. If there is any reoccurrence, we will return and take care of the problem at no further charge.

We offer bat removal services in Minnesota and surrounding areas. We cover Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnetonka, Shakopee, Maple Grove, Mankato, Marshall, Alexandria, St Cloud, Brainerd and many more. If you are looking for bat removal services near me, contact us today at (888) 989-2269 for a free estimate.

We had a minor bat problem in our home. We contacted Charlie and Carol. They explained the process of bat removal to us and came to our house and sealed all entries and exits the bats were using. No more bat problems. Now, I’m sure that there are other companies that remove bats, but I have to say that Carol and Charlie did a great job of reassuring us and putting our minds at ease. They treated us better than customers. We were treated like friends that they wanted to help. I would highly recommend calling them if you have bats. Thank you, Charlie and Carol. Shout out to Justin, who also helped. Thank you!!!

Patrick Mauel

Understanding the Importance of Bat Removal in Minnesota

Bats are notorious for seeking warm, sheltered spaces to roost and raise their young. Unfortunately, this can lead them to enter human dwellings, particularly attics, barns and other secluded areas within buildings. While their presence may seem harmless at first glance, bats can bring with them a host of problems.

Firstly, bats are known carriers of various diseases, including rabies and histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis, a fungal infection caused by inhaling spores from bat guano, can lead to serious respiratory problems. We have to note here that rabies infection only affects a tiny percentage of bats in the U.S. (estimated less than 1%).

Additionally, bat droppings and urine can accumulate over time in attics and walls, causing structural damage and creating unpleasant odors. Furthermore, the accumulation of guano provides an ideal environment for mold growth. Then there is the noise and disruption bats cause to homeowners.

Given these challenges, the importance of bat removal Minnesota services can’t be overstated. We can ensure your home or building is bat-free by effectively sealing off entry points and using our Excluder devices.

Benefits of Professional Bat Removal Services

How Do I Permanently Get Rid of Bats?

Getting rid of bats permanently requires a combination of effective exclusion techniques and habitat modification. Here’s how:

1. Identify entry points: Conduct a thorough inspection of the property to identify all potential entry points where bats may gain access. Common entry points include gaps in roofing, vents, chimneys, soffit and facia, and openings around windows and doors.

2. Seal entry points: Use caulking, wire mesh, or other appropriate materials to close off gaps, cracks, and openings in the building’s exterior.

3. Install exclusion devices: Once you have identified entry points, install exclusion devices such as one-way doors. These devices allow bats to exit the building over several days and prevent them from re-entering.

4. Install bat houses: Provide alternative roosting sites for bats by installing bat houses. Bat house have had the best success rate when installed on an outbuilding or pole facing a south-easterly direction over ten feet high from the ground. Bat houses mimic natural roosting sites and can help encourage bats to relocate away from your home. Bats though, are fickle and may or may not decide to use the bat houses.

5. Monitor and maintain: Regularly inspect your property for signs of bat activity and ensure that exclusion devices remain in place and effective. Conduct routine maintenance to repair building exterior damage and promptly address new entry points.

6. Seek professional help: If you are dealing with a large or persistent bat infestation or are unsure how to safely and effectively exclude bats from your property, consider hiring a professional bat removal Minnesota service. Certified professionals have the expertise and equipment to handle bat infestations safely and humanely. They will ensure the bats are removed from your property without causing harm to the animals or risking your safety.

Why Do Bats Keep Coming Into My House?

Bats may enter your house for several reasons, including seeking shelter, warmth, or simply by accident. Attics, crawl spaces, and wall voids provide ideal roosting sites for bats, offering protection from predators and the elements.

Bats are nocturnal insectivores and may be drawn to your property by the abundance of insect populations. Living near water sources, wooded areas, or gardens may attract insects that serve as food sources for bats.

If your home or building has experienced bat infestations in the past, lingering pheromones and scent trails may attract new bats to the same location. Bats have a strong homing instinct and may return to familiar roosting sites year after year. Bats do not like to change homes and prefer to spend their 30 years of life in one place if possible.

How Do You Protect Yourself From a Bat in Your House?

Coming across a bat in your house can be alarming, but it’s essential to remain calm and take steps to protect yourself and the bat. Sadly, bats have had a lot of negative press over the years and are misunderstood creatures. Keep a distance to avoid provoking it or getting too close. Bats are generally not aggressive unless threatened and usually only bite in self-defense.

If possible, close off the room or area where the bat is located to prevent it from flying into other parts of the house. One option is to open a window, “remove the screen,” or door, and while watching, wait for the bat to fly out. Although bats are not typically aggressive towards humans, protecting yourself from potential bits or scratches, which could transmit diseases, is essential. Wear thick gloves and long sleeves if you need to handle the bat or come into close contact with it.

Do not attempt to pick up the bat with your bare hands. Use a towel, cloth, or other soft material to gently capture the bat if necessary, taking care not to injure it or cause unnecessary stress.

If you cannot safely capture or remove the bat on your own, contact a bat removal Minnesota specialist or your local animal control. They have the training and equipment to handle bat removal safely and humanely.

If you or anyone in your household is bitten or scratched by a bat, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water and seek medical attention immediately.

Contact Professional Residential Batproofing

For further information or a free bat removal Minnesota estimate, call one of our friendly team members at (888) 989-2269 or use the contact form below.


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