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How to Keep Bats Out of Your House: An Interview with John Sullivan of Bat Specialists of Michigan

By John Sullivan

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

We are the Bat Specialist of Michigan. We have been providing animal control in Michigan for 20 plus years. We started our animal control services originally as nuisance animal control trappers and began recognizing the issues and concerns from homeowners of bat problems. Bats in the attic became such an issue we began to study and research Michigan Bats. We patented a one way door method that was simple and very affective.

We service the entire state of Michigan. For complete and thorough bat removal contact The Bat Specialists of Michigan. We solve all of your nuisance animal needs from mice to coyotes.

What are the 3 most common ways bats get into houses?

Eves, ridge vents, gable vents.

What are the biggest dangers of bats inside your home?

Rabies, health hazards with histoplasmosis, bat fecal matter creates mold and bacteria, damage to the insulation in your attic.

What is the process of removing bats from homes?

Thorough attic, roof and perimeter inspection.
Sealing the structure and installing one way doors.
Spot clean/attic restoration.

How can someone take precautions to avoid a bat infestation?

Have a licensed and insured bat specialist do an inspection and routine maintenance to seal up all entry points in your home or business. (Bats can enter through any opening the size of a #2 pencil.)

Are bats attracted to anything particular inside a house?

Michigan bats are dwelling bats; they roost in homes and commercial buildings. Construction gaps are easy access and gable vents act as bat houses.

Once a bat is discovered, what is the first thing the homeowner should do?

If the bat is in an open space; close off the room, lay a towel at the bottom of the door and call a licensed and insured bat specialist.
If the bat(s) are in your attic; have a licensed and insured bat specialist perform a full interior and exterior inspection.

What is the best way to contact you and your company?


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