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Spring Bat Removal: How to Safely and Legally Remove Bats from Your Home in Illinois

Mar 8, 2023

Spring is a time of renewal and growth, but it’s also the season when bats come out of hibernation and look for new places to roost and mate. While these creatures may be fascinating to observe in the wild, they can become a nuisance when they decide to take up residence in your home. Bats colonize, so the longer you wait to remedy your situation, the number of bats will increase.  Not only can these creatures cause damage to your property and emit an unfavorable smell, but they also pose a risk to your health as they are known carriers of diseases like rabies. For these reasons, it’s important to act now and have any bat infestations in your home addressed as soon as possible.

All that said, bats are protected by law in Illinois. The state recognizes the important role that bats play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem by pollinating plants and controlling insect populations. According to Illinois law, it is illegal to harm, kill, or disturb bats or their habitats without a permit. This means that it’s crucial to work with a certified professional who knows how to handle bat removal safely and legally.

At Fur Busters, we specialize in humane and effective bat removal services, while strictly adhering to all laws and regulation. Our team of experienced professionals is trained to safely remove bats from your home, while also taking steps to prevent future infestations. We use a variety of methods, including bat valves and exclusion devices that allow the bats to leave, without causing harm to the animals, and prevents them from returning.

In addition to removal services, we also offer comprehensive bat-proofing solutions to help prevent future infestations. This includes inspecting your home and sealing up any entry points that bats may be using to enter, as well as installing preventative measures like mesh screens, roof vent guards and more.

If you have seen guano droppings (like mouse droppings, but slightly larger) in your home and suspect that you have unwanted guests, give us a call right away! Bat removal season starts in April and then because of Illinois law, we can’t do any removal from May through mid-August. Get in touch today and you can rest easy knowing that your home is bat-free and protected from future infestations.

We are available 24 hours a day, so contact us anytime at 224-431-7956. And to make sure you rest easy; our work is guaranteed with a renewable one-year warranty after the work is completed. For daily tips and information on keeping your home wildlife free, visit us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.