Never Attempt to Remove Bats By Yourself

Bat Removal and Control 317-535-4605

Bat Removal and Control 317-535-4605

Bats, just like any other wild animal, are unpredictable and can potentially harm people and pets if provoked. They are common carriers of contagious diseases such as rabies, Leptospirosis, bat mites, and more. Bats are tiny and can fit into small crevices and cracks. In the colder seasons, they find warm shelter to hibernate and breed in; and in most cases, these places are residential and commercial properties.

Attics, crawl spaces, decks, porches, and roofs are the most common areas of a property where bat infestations are found. If you notice or find evidence of a bat infestation in or around your property, it is important to understand that bat removal is not a do-it-yourself job. Continue reading to learn why you should never attempt to remove bats on your own, and the safest alternative to DIY bat removal and control.

Bats are Dangerous

There are several reasons why someone without proper training and experience should never remove bats in their own. Although bats are incredible and fascinating assets to nature and the surrounding environment, they are dangerous to humans and pets. They are known to be contagious or carriers of various diseases, bacteria, and viruses; such as rabies, Leptospirosis, salmonella, lice, bat mites, and more. Large and stagnant accumulations of bat guano (droppings) can also cause serious health problems. Histoplasmosis is a lung infection caused by inhaling the harmful spores of the Histoplasmosis fungus that lives within the guano. These spores can travel through air vents, ducts, and more and be inhaled by anyone nearby.

On top of diseases, contact with a bat can cause physical injury. Bats are not known to attack humans or pets; however, if provoked or threatened (especially mommy bats), they will take necessary action to protect themselves and their young. This means they can scratch the skin with their sharp claws, or bite with their teeth. Both can transfer viruses, bacteria, diseases to humans and pets; some of which can be deadly if left untreated.

Use Professional Bat Removal Services to Get Rid of Bats

Professional bat removal companies retain staffs of licensed and qualified technicians that have extensive experience dealing with bats. They also retain the proper equipment and tools to safely and humanely remove bats and prevent their return. Well-equipped companies are even capable of structural damage repair and attic restorations. These are the people to trust for reliable and effective bat removal and control. Not only can they safely remove bats, they can repair and cleanup the damages and mess left behind.

Indianapolis Bat Removal and Control Services

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Learn How Bats Navigate the Dark

Whoever said bats were blind is wrong. Bats are far from blindness! In fact, megabats, like the fruit bat, can see quite well, and have broaden optical visual centers that allow them to navigate during dusk and dawn hours. Microbats, on the other hand, can still see just fine, but do not have the acute vision of their relatives the megabat. For this reason, microbats use different methods for hunting and navigation. Let’s discuss the differences between the two species and how they navigate in the dark, or the day!


Megachiroptera, or megabats, are the larger species of bat between the two main species. They are thought to originate from the same ancestor, but somehow evolved separately. Megabats are larger, with pronounced optical centers and an acute sense of smell. This is how they navigate through the daytime, as megabats are not always nocturnal. This is also how they locate and hunt their food. Megabats eat fruit, nectar, pollen, and some small prey, like birds and fish. Certain species of megabat, like Flying Foxes, can also see in color! On the other hand, they sometimes have trouble navigating on moonless nights because they rely on some light to see. Microbats do not have this problem so much because they use a separate method to nighttime navigation.


Microchiroptera, or microbats, do not have prominent visual centers that give them the equal visual ability as their cousins, the megabat. Instead, microbats are small, and have poorly developed eyes. In the past, scientists thought microbats only retained rods in the photoreceptors of their retinas, which are used for nighttime vision; but recent studies conclude that microbats also retain cones, for daylight and color vision, but these cones are just not as developed as they are in other mammals. For this reason, microbats use a method called echolocation to navigate in the dark, even though they can see okay during the day.

Echolocation is like a sonar system for bats. As they fly, they emit small beeps that bounce off their nearby surroundings and listen for the beeps to return back to them. This creates a mental grid of their surroundings and allows them to better hunt for food and prey. Microbats eat insects for the most part, but some are known to also drink blood from other animals, like the Vampire Bat. Aside from echolocation, microbats use their regular vision to travel long distances as well.

Bat Removal Indiana

Call Bat Removal Indiana at 317-535-4605 to get rid of bats in Indianapolis and its surrounding areas. We are DNR licensed and experienced animal removal contractors that use safe and humane methods to extract bats from residential and commercial properties, and apply proven strategies to prevent their return. Call 317-535-4605 for more information about bat removal and control in Indianapolis, IN today.