What We Do
We remove bats from all types of structures in both urban and rural settings throughout Western Canada. We pride ourselves on safely removing bats in a very efficient and humane process. We also locate and block off all re-entry points to ensure there will be no future roosting. We follow all of the strict Provincial & Federal Wildlife / Environmental Laws & Regulations.
We are also associated with the WCT Bat Management Group.
Bat Removal for Any Type of Building
The Process of Cleaning
Know the Basics
Misconceptions about bats can lead to unnecessary or poorly managed exclusions of bats from property. Bats are important components of healthy ecosystems, and provide tremendous benefits to people. Their slow reproductive rate makes bat populations slow to recover from human caused mortality. Bats in buildings typically pose little threat to the safety of people or animals provided they are not allowed to enter living spaces and are not handled. In some cases, harming bats may be illegal.
Protect Human Living Space
Protect human health by preventing bats from entering human living spaces. Seal gaps (e.g. with caulking, aerosol foam, weatherstripping or screening) where guano and bats can enter living quarters, particularly around chimneys. Entry and exit points can be as small as 15 mm (5/8”) round or 6 mm (1/4”) wide and 19 mm (3/4”) long. Sealing living spaces can be done at any time of year, but ensure bats are able to leave the building through exterior exits.
Identify Entry and Exit Points
Identify any space large enough for a bat to enter walls or the roof of the house. Look for areas of disrepair, such as where siding or flashing leaves gaps in walls or attics. Inspect your attic during the daytime to see if any daylight is visible through the roof. Watch your house for an hour, starting at sunset, to see where bats are exiting the building.
Install Bat Houses Prior to Exclusion
Bat houses can help mitigate the effect of exclusion on bats. More than one bat house is recommended, with units mounted in both sunny and shaded locations. Warm bat houses in spring can jump-start the development of the bat fetus, but these sunny roosts may be detrimental later in the season when bats may over heat. Bats in bat houses that get a lot of sun on hot summer days can move to cooler (shaded) boxes if available nearby. Large multi-chambered designs are recommended.
Install One-way Exit Devices
If you cannot confirm whether all bats have left the building, then one-way exits are recommended. These exits allow bats to exit, but not re-enter a roost. One-way exits should only be used outside the maternity season because dependent pups cannot leave a roost on their own. Big Brown Bats may hibernate in heated buildings during the winter. If this species roosts in your building, providing one-way exits until the following year is recommended.
Seal Roost to Exclude Bats from the Building
Once bats have left for the winter, seal any potential entry points for bats into the building, such as by using caulking, aerosol foam, weather stripping or screening. If required, clean up bat guano after exclusion (wearing respiratory protection), and inspect the following month to make sure exclusion was successful.