The most common bat in the Greater Pittsburgh area is the big brown bat. The little brown bat is also a challenge to Greater Pittsburgh homeowners as bats like to get into chimneys, attics, and more. The professional bat removal specialists at Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh are experienced in the safe removal of bats from unwanted areas (like chimneys and attics) and discouraging bats from coming back. If you see bats flying around in your Pittsburgh area home, please call Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh today or contact us by using our online form.
How To Get Rid of Bats
Once bats get into your Greater Pittsburgh area home or building, they can begin creating expensive damage. Bats' diet mainly consists of winged insects like mosquitoes and beetles, so they are actually quite beneficial to the ecosystem—however, bat removal is vital in keeping your home and family safe.
Bats can get into entry points as small as a dime, so it's important to identify and seal these areas. Our professional technicians offer years of successful bat removal and excel at removing big and little brown bats and keeping them out. Our bat control services include:
- Bat removal from areas such as attics, eaves, ceilings, and walls with humane live traps
- Repairs to areas bats were using to get into your home (often weak damaged points on roofs or chimneys)
- Effective bat prevention like one-way doors
Common Bat Problems
As bat droppings accumulate in your Greater Pittsburgh area home, it can lead to hazardous situations for both humans and pets. Common bat problems can include:
Bat Droppings & Urine
Cleaning up bat poop is a dangerous job fit for professional bat technicians like those at Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh only. Bats living in the attic can, and will, quickly accumulate a large pile of waste. Bat guano removal can release histoplasmosis spores into the air, which humans can then ingest. This lung infection can lead to inflammation, fever, cough, chest pain, and pain in the joints.
Bat guano also has extremely high levels of acid, which can actually work to corrode stone and concrete. Your attic is especially at risk, and in extreme cases, your attic floor can be stained and begin to degrade. Do you want bat poop falling into your home through your ceiling? We didn’t think so. Let Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh get rid of bat droppings and urine and repair bat damages after getting rid of bats in the attic.
Finding a bat in your house can be frightening, or just plain annoying. Bats living in your attic can ruin your insulation. Damp insulation is not as effective, which can deal a serious blow to your energy costs. Professional bat removal will be necessary to first get the bats out. The next step is to restore the damp/damaged insulation.
Professional Bat Trapping & Exclusion
The expert bat removal and bat control specialists at Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh are trained and ready to handle and remove bats from your home safely and humanely. Once the bats have been removed from the home, our experts can begin installing prevention equipment like vent screens, chimney caps, and sealants to any openings and or possible entry point for bats, among others. If you have any questions about bats or our bat control services and want to know how to get rid of bats, call Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh today! 412.767.4067 or contact us HERERequest a Quote