Bat Removal & Control

Bats Roosting in Attic Ceiling

Bat Removal &
Exclusion Services

Dixie Exterminators provides a bat control service that includes removing bats and excluding or sealing entry points. Our wildlife team specializes in exclusion to prevent bats from reentering. We locate the roosting points where bats have got in which include, roof gaps, roof vents, and gable vents. Bats also have the potential to contaminate the insulation with guano. Our services include disinfection of exposure areas while removing and replacing insulation.

Bat Concerns in Marietta & Metro Atlanta

The primary concern involves bat colonies. A large colony is not only noisy and unsettling at dusk and dawn as swarms of bats fly in and out, but the main problem is that they leave their droppings and urine behind. With a large colony of bats, this can really add up. After a while large piles of droppings form. The waste has a foul odor and it can also grow fungal spores that people can breathe in, leading to the lung disease Histoplasmosis.

If you're in Marietta or Atlanta and have problems with bats, give us a call. We provide the services needed to remove bats, isolate them, and clean up the mess they leave behind.

What are Bats?

Bats are flying mammals in the order Chiroptera. The forelimbs of bats are webbed and developed like wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of real and sustainable flight. There are about 1,100 species of bats in the world, representing about 20 per cent of all classified mammal species. Approximately 70 percent of bats are insectivorous. The majority of the rest is frugivora, or fruit eaters. A few species feed from animals other than insects. Bats occur in much of the world and play critical ecological roles, such as pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds. Many tropical plant species are completely dependent on bats for seed distribution.

Bat Flying in an Attic

Bats Breeding Season

Most bats have a breeding season, which is in the spring for species living in a temperate climate. Bats may have one to three litters in a season, depending on the species and on environmental conditions such as the availability of food and roost sites. Most bats are nocturnal creatures. Their daylight hours are spent grooming, sleeping, and resting; it is during the nighttime hours that they hunt. The majority of food consumed by bats includes insects, fruits and flower nectar, vertebrates and blood. Almost three-fourths of the world’s bats are insect eaters. Insects consumed by bats include both aerial insects, and ground-dwelling insects. Each bat is typically able to consume one third of its body weight in insects each night, and several hundred insects in a few hours. This means that a group of one thousand bats could eat four tons of insects each year.

Bat Flying

Cities We Service for Bat Removal

Dixie Exterminators provides bat removal services to the Metro Atlanta area. We are based in Marietta and serve all the neighbouring towns. These cities include Acworth, Alpharetta, Austell, Canton, Cumming, Dallas, Dunwoody, Hiram, Holly Springs, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Mableton, Powder Springs, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Vinings, and Woodstock.

Contact Us for Bat Removal Services

Let us remove bats from your home. Give us a call today!