Dancing Bats

View this clip to see these bats dancing.  They were filmed with the camera upside down.  HuffingtonPost.co.ukClick to view.  

Wildlife Animal Control

A dangerous or bothersome animal that comes too close for comfort becomes a wildlife control problem. Critter Control provides wildlife animal control services to homeowners, businesses and municipalities. Wildlife damage problems that require professional wild animal control services are increasing throughout the United States. If you are experiencing problems with raccoons in the attic, bats in your chimney, or opossums in walls, call our professional animal trappers.

If you have nuisance wildlife problem call your Critter Control office at 1-800-CRITTER.

 

 

Wishing All a Happy Labor Day Weekend

Critter Control is a full service animal damage control organization. We not only get rid of unwanted animals but also follow up our work completely by repairing wildlife damage.

Geese damage, squirrel damage, raccoon damage, mole lawn damage and more all require different approaches for prevention and repair. We are the experts, and we can prevent and fix the headaches that come from rats in the attic or walls, raccoons in the attic, moles in the yard and much more. Talk to us about getting rid of squirrels in the attic, bat removal and geese control, among many other services.

1-800-CRITTER for your local Critter Control office.

Was it a Crow? Was it a Bat? No it Was an Owl!

Our Critter Control of Greater Boston was called out on a late night emergency call of a crow flying around in the customers home.   Mike thought it was probably a bat.  It turned to be an owl which Mike was able to release outside.

Since 1983, the Critter Control concept has called for humane animal removal and environmentally responsible techniques for handling nuisance animal problems. We use innovative, integrated methods to provide ecologically sound animal removal management services for homeowners, businesses and municipalities. We offer both residential animal removal and commercial animal removal throughout all of our Critter Control offices.

We’re highly trained in squirrel trapping, mole removal, raccoon removal, geese removal, and much more. Do you have raccoons in the yard or attic? Maybe you need assistance with bird trapping or bird damage? Perhaps you have rats in your house or raccoon dens on your property. Call us. There’s nothing we can’t handle.

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Get Those Bats Out Now

You may have been hearing them all winter long.  Now is the time to have your home inspected for bats.  As bat’s cannot be excluded during their maternity season.

Bats are so small that they can squeeze through openings as small as 3/8”!  Bats typically enter through vents, construction gaps, overhangs or eaves.  And with open windows or un-capped chimneys, bats find all areas to get into a home or building.  If not removed, bats will continue to live within a home or building for years.  The most common complaint from home owners is the noise:  the squeaking, scratching and crawling within the walls and attics, and what they leave behind, the bat droppings (guano).

Despite the fact that bats consume many insects in a single feeding, there are many health risks involved with a bats in attic or bats in basement. Many bats transmit diseases, such as rabies, and the defecation of bats in homes have been known to cause health problems. This is why it is important that trained experts handle and remove the bats in your basement or attic.

First, the bats in your home will be humanely excluded through the use of one-way doors or check-valves. We identify where the bats are entering and then install these devices over the bat entry points, so when the bats leave at night to feed, they can’t re-enter.

It’s important NOT to perform any bat eviction work during the months of June and July, as this is when baby bats are born and the parents will not be able to return to feed their young if one-way doors have been installed, especially for bats in attics. This will lead to dead bats in the attic, which will cause odors, flies and maggots. The trained professionals at Critter Control provide all of these bat-proofing services effectively and efficiently. We will get the bats out of your basement, attic, or any other area of your home.

Call the professionals at Critter Control to have your home inspected for bats.  1-800-CRITTER.

Critter Control Bat Removal

You heard the noises last fall.  May even had a couple bats make their way into the living part of your home.  Now is the time to contact Critter Control for bat removal.  It’s something that we don’t like to think about, but if you are seeing or hearing bats get informed to address the problem.

Getting rid of bats can be tricky. As bats are so small, they can squeeze through tiny holes (only 3/8 inch wide!), typically entering through vents, end construction gaps, overhangs or eaves, causing a number of different bat problems. People also get bats in house through open windows and chimneys.

Once inside, bats will continue living within a building for years, until bat control, bat trapping and bat removal is implemented. If there are multiple bats within a building, this indicates a colony and a major bat problem. Typical bat damage is urine stains and the collection of droppings. The most common complaint from people with bat in house is the noise: the scratching and crawling in attics and within walls, and their squeaking habits.

Critter Control bat removal implements proper bat control and bat removal methods when getting rid of bats in house in order to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Only a small percentage of bats carry rabies (less that 1%) but another bat problem is that they are also commonly the cause of a disease called Histoplasmosis, a fungus that can grow within bat droppings (guano).

Click here to see a video on how to safely and humanely remove a bat from the living part of your home or business.  For more information on bats please also check out www,batcon.org

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Why Is Pigeon Control Important?

It is important to identify pigeon problems and implement pigeon removal as soon as possible as the cleanup of pigeon droppings and associated damage repair tends to cause significant economic losses. It is also necessary to cleanup and repair pigeon damage on a regular basis in order to maintain safe environments for workers and safe home environments for your family.

Critter Control pigeon removal specialists can help exclude pigeons from buildings by sealing off their entry points into structures. This helps to reduce the amount of pigeon problems and the number of loafing or nesting sites, which in turn reduces the amount of pigeon damage.

If you need to get rid of pigeons, are in need of pigeon control, pigeon trapping and  pigeon removal services, please contact Critter Control today. Our Critter Control pigeon removal specialists have the resources necessary to implement effective programs for pigeon control.

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Bats in Homes

How Do Bats Get Into Attics and Basements?

Bats are small and it is not difficult for them to sneak into even the tiniest crevasses in your home which leads to bats in basement or bats in attics. It is also common for bats to enter through unscreened fireplaces or open windows. If you hear unpleasant noises around your house at night, you may have a bat problem or bats in the attic.

Despite the fact that bats consume many insects in a single feeding, there are many health risks involved with a bats in attic or bats in basement. Many bats transmit diseases, such as rabies, and the defecation of bats in homes have been known to cause health problems. This is why it is important that trained experts handle and remove the bats in your basement or attic.

If you are concerned about a bat problem in your home, bats in your attic, or would like assistance with sealing bat entry points to your basement or attic, call the experts at Critter Control today at 1-800-CRITTER for professional services!

Bat Entry, Bat Noises, Bat Removal

Why are there stains on the side of your home?  What are these droppings?  Are there bats in the living areas of your home?  What problems to bats cause by living in your attics and walls?

Bats are so small that they can squeeze through openings as small as 3/8”!  Bats typically enter through vents, construction gaps, overhangs or eaves.  And with open windows or un-capped chimneys, bats find all areas to get into a home or building.  If not removed, bats will continue to live within a home or building for years.  The most common complaint from home owners is the noise:  the squeaking, scratching and crawling within the walls and attics, and what they leave behind, the bat droppings (guano).

Despite the fact that bats consume many insects in a single feeding, there are many health risks involved with a bats in attic or bats in basement. Many bats transmit diseases, such as rabies, and the defecation of bats homes have been known to cause health problems. This is why it is important that trained experts handle and remove the bats in your basement or attic.
First, the bats in your home will be humanely excluded through the use of one-way doors or check-valves. We identify where the bats are entering and then install these devices over the bat entry points, so when the bats leave at night to feed, they can’t re-enter. It’s important NOT to perform any bat eviction work during the months of June and July, as this is when baby bats are born and the parents will not be able to return to feed their young if one-way doors have been installed, especially for bats in attics. This will lead to dead bats in the attic, which will cause odors, flies and maggots. The trained professionals at Critter Control provide all of these bat-proofing services effectively and efficiently. We will get the bats out of your basement, attic, or any other area of your home.

Call the professionals at Critter Control to have your home inspected for bats.  1-800-CRITTER.

Customer Survey Comments for This Week

Yes Critter Control does take the time to read the customer survey cards that our customer return. This week’s comments are:

Diane of Rochester Hills, MI says of tech Steve, “We have used the same Critter Control rep for several years.  Always reliable.”

Karen of Virginia Beach, VA says of technician Adam, “Adam was very professional.  I was very pleased with his service.”

John of N Fort Myers, FL says:  “Brandon was well groomed, polite and personable.”

Marilyn of Plymouth, MI comments on Dennis:  ”Excellent technician, good manner, pleasant.”

Jim of San Clemente, CA talks about Joe:  ”Job completed to our full satisfaction!”

Trang of West Des Moines says of technician Wade:  ”We appreciated the itemized options to seal off areas where bats could get in.  This allowed us to select the options that we were most interested in completing.”

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Bats and How They Get In

If you are experiencing a bat problem in your home or place of business, chances are these critters have already established multiple entry points. Our bat removal professionals will assess the problem and take the necessary steps to not only humanely remove the bat or bats from your home or building but also repair damaged areas and reduce the possibility of future bat infestation.

Bats can be found living in almost any conceivable shelter, though they are best known for living in caves. Many species that live in buildings do so because of shrinking natural habitat. It is very common for bats to roost in attics or eaves of residential homes or commercial buildings. Bats can be very unpleasant guest in your home they are noisy, tend to have a musky odor and commonly leave droppings in their roosting location.

Your Critter Control technician will assess the damage caused by the nuisance bats and provide solutions not only for repairing the damaged area but will also present a prevention strategy, which may include securing the bats’ entry points to your home or business. The sooner these issues are handled and addressed by our bat removal expert, the lower the overall cost. Don’t wait to call Critter Control if you hear bats in your attic!  1-800-CRITTER