Bats in Your Home? Call CMC Animal Control

If you have bats in your home and are in need of professional bat removal in Macomb County, MI, please contact CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162.

Are Bats Living In My House?

brmcThere are a few clues to look for in determining if bats are living in your house.

1. If you have had two or more encounters with bats flying around your house within one calendar year, then you probably have bat droppings in middle of attic bats.

2. If you find piles of mouse like fecal material in your attic or on the ground outside your house, then you probably have bats. (Bats defecate before they enter your home and below where they roost for the day see photo)bat droppings bat guano Make sure that the fecal material is not old by laying down a piece of newspaper and see if any more droppings fall on the paper. If there is, you have bats. (Just a word of caution about droppings. They can carry a fungus known to cause Histoplasmosis. Don’t breathe the feces and avoid contact with them. Ideally, you should wear a HEPA filter mask and spray the fecal material down with 10% bleach solution).

You can distinguish between bat droppings and mouse droppings in two ways. First, bat droppings tend to be clustered as they will pile up below where the bat is roosting. Second, bat droppings will have a shiny speckled appearance (from all the insect wings) and will crumble like dust when touched. Mouse droppings on the other hand, tend to be scattered about and become hard when dry.

3. You see bats flying around your dark house constantly and even see them disappear. Performing a bat watch at dusk is an ideal way of determining if you have bats. While it is not one hundred percent accurate, it is still worth doing. Perform a bat watch by having people stand by your house at dusk till dark. They should be positioned to see as much of the house as possible. The first person to see a bat should shout out. If you have trouble identifying the specific hole, concentrate on the side of the house where the first person saw the bat. Only perform bat watches on non-rainy nights.

4. If you have a bat flying in your home during the winter time, then you can be certain bats are living in your home as they have decided to hibernate there. Warning: Be sure to follow the rabies protocols in your state. source: icwdm.org

If you are in need of bat removal in Macomb County, MI, please call CMC Animal Control at (248) 904-5162 for immediate assistance.