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Bat Removal in the Macon, Georgia Area

Common Bats in Georgia

Two bats peeking out from between the slats of a gable vent.

Bats are one of the most misunderstood of all animals commonly encountered in our Macon regional service area, and bat-removal is one of our most popular services, especially in the summer, when they're most active.

One of the biggest misunderstanding about bats is that a lot of folks believe that they're rodents -- winged mice, as it were. That's completely untrue. Bats aren't even close relatives of rodents.

Bats are mammals that belong to the taxonomic order Chiroptera, which literally means "winged hand." That's a pretty good description, too. A bat's wing is actually a very large hand in comparison to their bodies, with webbing stretched between the fingers that forms a wing and enables them to take off and fly.

Bat removal job on the roof of a commercial building in Warner Robins

Bat removal job at a commercial building in Warner Robins

Another common misconception about bats is that they're blind. That's completely untrue. Different species of bats have different visual acuity ranging from so-so to quite good, but no bats are completely blind.

Because they fly at night, however, including during new moons when it's very dark outside, they also use echolocation -- basically sonar -- to help them navigate, avoid obstacles, and find prey. In this regard, they're especially amazing animals. Their sonic abilities were studied at great length by the U.S. government when sonar for ships and subs was being invented.

Speaking of prey, our Georgia bats mainly eat insects, which we'll talk some more about a bit farther down the page. We have no vampire bats in Georgia.

The Problem with Bats

Close-up of a bat bug

Bat bugs are closely related to bed bugs

A lot of people are afraid of bats, and to be sure, bats can be dangerous when they get into our homes. Not that the bats are likely to attack you or anything like that. Their main desire with regard to us human folks is to stay away from us. But they cause problems in other ways.

The main problem with bats is that they're not the cleanest of critters, and their guano (poop) creates an unhealthful condition when it piles up -- quite literally -- in attics and other places where bats roost. We've removed literally tons of guano from some serious rat jobs.

The problem with the guano (other than the obvious one, which is that it's, well, poop) is that it harbors a variety of bacterial, fungal, and possibly viral pathogens that can cause disease. These germs can get airborne and circulate into the inside of your home where the human folks live, especially if you have heating or air-conditioning equipment in the attic.

Rabies is another serious health problem associated with bats. Although the chances of exposure are small, it could happen if a member of your family (including a family pet) went into the attic and startled the bats. Once symptoms begin to show, it's too late to treat for rabies. The patient will die, and it will be a painful death. So even a small chance of exposure is too big a chance to take. If you have bats in your home, they have to go.

Finally, bats carry parasites that can be displaced and some of which can become human pests. One of these insects is the bat bug, a parasitic insect that's so similar to bed bugs that even entomologists have a hard time telling them apart. If they get into your home's living area they can make your life pretty miserable.

Bat Removal and Exclusion

The Macon regional office of Rid-A-Critter provides high-quality bat removal and bat-proofing services at residential and commercial buildings throughout our Greater Macon, Georgia service area. There literally is no job too big nor too small.

A "typical" bat abatement job includes the following:

Please note that guano removal and insulation replacement, if needed, are quoted separately from bat removal and exclusion.

We also take care of any permits, if needed, and can provide documentation of the work we did for insurance puposes. We also offer easy financing for qualified customers. Just ask your Rid-A-Critter representative or contact us for more details.

Bat Control Gallery

Here are a few pictures of some of the bat control and bat-proofing jobs we've done in the Macon, Georgia regional service area.

Please contact us if you need bats removed and sealed out of your home or business. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Technicians from our Macon office are re-screening a gable vent as part of a Tifton, Georgia bat removal job. The only legal way to get rid of bats is to seal them out of a space so they can't get back in after leaving to feed.
by Webmaster
Sep 23, 2021 10:13:47 am.

Technicians from our Macon office are starting a Tifton, Georgia bat-removal job. It's a pretty huge colony with a concomitantly huge amount of guano, which we'll be removing, of course. We'll also be replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2021 10:04:32 am.

Technicians from our Macon office are starting an Americus, Georgia bat removal and exclusion job today. The bats are getting in through a gap between two adjacent sections of soffit panel near the peak of the home.
by Webmaster
Aug 31, 2021 10:49:06 am.

Technicians from our Macon office are just about finished with a Perry, Georgia bat-removal job. They've removed the bats from the attic, bat-proofed it, and replaced the insulation. Now they're cleaning the guano from the siding.
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2021 11:00:43 am.

Our Macon, Georgia bat-removal specialists are sealing a gap along the edge of the roof to keep bats out of the attic of a house in Macon. They'll install a one-way trap to allow the bats to get out, but not back in; and then they'll seal up that last opening to permanently bat-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 18, 2021 09:53:00 am.

Water rot to the roof trim opened up a gap that allowed bats into the attic of a house in Tifton, Georgia. Bat removal and exclusion at this house will require repairing the water damage, as well as removing the bats from the attic, sealing them out, and carting away the guano.
by Webmaster
Aug 16, 2021 11:12:33 am.

Today a crew from our Macon office is working at a Cordele, Georgia bat-removal and bat-proofing job. Bat removal is accomplished completely non-chemically, but sealing off all the ways that the bats can get into the building.
by Webmaster
Aug 16, 2021 10:28:51 am.

An inspector from our Macon office is heading out to write up an estimate for a Tifton, Georgia bat removal and exclusion job. The severity of the problem, difficulty of bat-proofing the house, and the amount of guano will all factor into the cost of the job.
by Webmaster
Aug 13, 2021 09:29:58 am.

Our Macon, Georgia bat experts are working at a Valdosta, Georgia bat removal job. Bats are controlled non-chemically by sealing gaps in the house to prevent the bats from getting back in once they leave the attic to feed. They're annoyed when they get back, but they cope.
by Webmaster
Aug 12, 2021 11:56:35 am.

Bat guano on the foundation ledge was the first sign the homeowners noticed of a bat problem in the attic of their house in Americus, Georgia. Bat removal technicians from our Macon office are on the job as we speak, removing the bats from the attic and excluding them from the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 12, 2021 11:24:27 am.

A Rather Nice Picture Taken at an Albany, Georgia Bat-Exclusion Job
by Webmaster
Aug 12, 2021 10:54:08 am.

A gap in the roof trim where it doesn't quite meet the shingles allowed bats into the attic. We'll seal that gap and any other potential ways for bats to get into the attic as part of an Albany, Georgia bat removal and exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Aug 10, 2021 10:33:12 am.

Water rot in the corner of the fascia board under the shingles allowed bats to get into the attic of a house in Tifton, Georgia. Bat exclusion will require that the rotten portions of the fascia board be replaced and a metal shield installed to keep bats out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Aug 09, 2021 09:46:30 am.

The mitered end of a wooden roof molding fell off, and an observant colony of bats seized the opportunity to get into the attic. We have an Albany, Georgia bat-removal team getting the bats out of the attic and closing all the gaps to exclude the bats from the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 06, 2021 09:51:47 am.

Today a team from our Macon office is working at an Americus, Georgia bat-removal and exclusion job. It's an old house with a lot of gaps that are allowing the bats into the attic. All those gaps will have to be sealed to make the house both bat-free and bat-proof.
by Webmaster
Aug 05, 2021 10:07:50 am.

Bat-control specialists from our Macon office are sealing multiple gaps at the miter joints of the wooden roof trim as an essential part of a Tifton, Georgia bat removal and exclusion job. You can't permanently get bats out of the attic without sealing every potential entry gap.
by Webmaster
Aug 04, 2021 10:37:53 am.

We're Installing One-Way Traps at a Tifton, Georgia Bat-Removal Job
by Webmaster
Aug 04, 2021 10:06:27 am.

Technicians from our Macon office are on their way to an Albany, Georgia bat-removal job. The bats are getting into the attic through a gap in the roof trim at a miter joint, which we'll repair as part of bat-proofing the roof.
by Webmaster
Aug 03, 2021 09:16:59 am.

It's All Hands on Deck (or ladders, as it were) at a Valdosta, Georgia Bat-Removal Job
by Webmaster
Aug 02, 2021 10:21:11 am.

One of our Macon bat-removal crews is working at a Cairo, Georgia bat-removal job. They're treating a commercial building to remove and exclude bats that are living above the drop ceiling. Having bats "droping in" is bad for business.
by Webmaster
Aug 02, 2021 10:16:03 am.

We're finishing up a Barnesville, Georgia bat-removal and exclusion job. A metal shield was installed all along the edge of the roof to cover the gap and keep bats out of the attic. Now the home is bat-free and bat-proof.
by Webmaster
Aug 02, 2021 10:10:42 am.

Technicians from our Macon office are getting ready for a Tifton, Georgia bat-removal job. They'll be sealing the bats out of the house by closing up gaps running along the edges of the roof, and screening the gable vents. That will permanently eliminate the bat problem in the attic.
by Webmaster
Jul 28, 2021 10:19:38 am.

A gap between the soffit panel and where it's supposed to meet the shingles at a roof junction will have to be closed up to get the bats out of the attic of a house in Perry, Georgia. Otherwise the bats will fly back in as quickly as we can remove them from the attic.
by Webmaster
Jul 27, 2021 10:13:06 am.

Numerous gaps in the vinyl roof trim made it especially easy for bats to get into the attic of a relatively new house in Valdosta, Georgia. We'll correct the shoddy craftsmanship to bat-proof the roof and permanently keep bats and other animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jul 26, 2021 10:03:31 am.

A gap between two adjacent sections of roof flashing will have to be sealed to exclude bats from the attic of a house in Cordele, Georgia. Once all the bats have safely left the attic to feed, we'll seal all the gaps so they can't get back inside.
by Webmaster
Jul 26, 2021 09:20:04 am.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
by Amber A.
Jul 23, 2021 06:29:58 pm.

A handyman tried, and failed, to seal bats out of the attic of a Columbus, Georgia home. He thought the gaps he left were too small for bat to get through, but he was wrong. Even gaps the size of your fingertip need to be sealed to make a house bat-proof.
by Webmaster
Jul 22, 2021 11:04:18 am.

We found a small colony of bats in the attic of a house in Barnesville, Georgia. Once we're sure that all the bats have left the attic, we'll seal all the gaps in the roof to exclude them. We'll also clean up the guano and replace the soiled insulation.
by Webmaster
Jul 22, 2021 10:34:39 am.

Video of a Bat Colony in the Attic of a House in Tifton, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jul 22, 2021 10:28:06 am.

Rainy weather but it’s not keeping the bats away! Give us a call for a quote!
by Amber A.
Jul 21, 2021 06:06:23 pm.

A house in Columbus has a colony of bats that need to be removed and excluded from the attic. They got in through a gap running along the edge of the roof, which is very common. Sealing that gap will keep bats and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jul 21, 2021 09:43:35 am.

Bats are getting into the attic of a brick house in Macon, Georgia because the screen over the gable vent rotted away a long time ago. Once the bats are out of the attic, we'll apply new screening to bat-proof the house, and clean up and cart away the guano.
by Webmaster
Jul 20, 2021 11:04:15 am.

The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides bat removal and bat-proofing in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia and the surrounding areas including Albany, Americus, Barnesville, Byron, Centerville, Columbus, Cordele, Culloden, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Perry, Roberta, Sylvester, Thomaston, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon. We are fully licensed and insured.

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