Bats in the belfry, attic, basement or chimney? Scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling? Foul odors in your home? Critter Control can help eliminate bats in your home and prevent them from re-entry. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective bat removal services.

Identify a Bat

Appearance & Habitat

The most common bat species in the United States, the little brown bat and big brown bat, are relatively small. They have wings that resemble broad hands with a wingspan ranging from 9-15 inches. Other shared characteristics include short legs, sharp claws, large ears, and fur in light tan or yellowish to dark brown or black in color.

Bats are nocturnal. During the day large groups (numbering in the millions) will roost together using their feet to cling upside down. Bats enjoy roosting in areas that are dark and safe, including caves, hollow trees, and buildings. Bats will awaken and fly out of their roosting area around dusk to go search for food. One large bat colony can eat up to 500,000 pounds of insects in one night! Bats prefer to roost near ponds, lakes, and pools, due to the quantity of food available to them.

Bat Problems


Bats will enter homes in search of safe and warm shelter. Bats can fit through very small areas and are most commonly found in attics, chimneys, and barns. While pups learn to fly in the summer months, it is common for them to accidentally enter buildings through open doors or windows.


Bats and humane coexist fairly peacefully. When bats are found in the attic or chimney, the problems involved will make a living space hazardous. Bat guano will harbor dangerous fungal spores, such as histoplasmosis. When bat guano is inhaled or crosses with a human, the effects can be life threatening.

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Trapping and Removal

Residents and business owners alike face problems with bats. When they do, Critter Control of Oakland is there to help! We implement professional trapping and removal efforts that will quickly get rid of your bat problem in a humane way. We are knowledgeable on bat intelligence levels, habits, and diet preferences.

Repairs and Prevention

Critter Control of Oakland will resolve your bat problem from wildlife removal to prevention! We will fix wildlife damages and implement professional prevention techniques that will keep wildlife animals out of your home for seasons to come.


Critter Control of Oakland is your full-service wildlife control company. We can get rid of your problem animal, repair damages, and prevent future problems for good! Trust the professionals and get rid of your bat problem today!



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