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we do not remove cats or dogs

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Bats

Bats play an important role in many ecosystems. They help to lower the populations of mosquitoes and other bugs around our buildings. Often, bats consume their body weight in insects every night. They also help with the pollination of plants, something that the bees and birds are usually given all the credit for. But, when living inside buildings, they put your home or business at risk of potential health concerns.


Trapper Joe’s wildlife technicians are experienced in bat removal. Whether the bats have invaded your attics, soffit, chimneys, walls, crawlspaces, enclosed decks, etc. in residential and commercial buildings, we guarantee their removal.

All our technicians are trained, insured, and licensed by the state of Indiana.

Our company is defined by our customers’ experiences.
Our employees deliver those experiences.

Our wildlife technicians will complete a comprehensive inspection of the building’s exterior and interior to locate all entry/exit openings.If our technicians cannot visibly find bats, they will use a microscope, on site, to examine the fecal droppings to determine if it is a bat infestation or mice. But whether bats or mice we can take care of the problem.


Openings will then be sealed with professional grade metal products, which will prevent them from re-entering. Bat removal will be achieved by the use of exclusion devices, which allow them to leave but not be able to re-enter. After complete control is achieved those devices will be removed and the openings sealed.

Since the bat removal and closing of their openings can be only part of the complete solution, they can leave large amounts of feces, which can present a risk for potential health concerns. Additional Trapper Joe’s services include cleaning, decontamination, and removal and replacement of soiled insulation.


In our years of providing bat removal services we have found and sealed openings in attic vents, gable vents, roof returns (where shingles and soffit meet), inadequate or non-existing chimney caps, gaps between roof decking, fascia, and gutters to name a few of the ways bats have found to gain entry into buildings.


If bats have invaded your home or business, they will give you several signs of their presence. You may hear noises behind the walls or above in the ceilings. A bat might find an opening allowing it to actually fly around in the rooms of the building. You may notice black stains on or around the openings that they are using for access to the building.You may find bat droppings inside, usually the attic, or outside of the building.

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Hazards Associated with Bats

Rabies virus can be transmitted to humans and animals, recent data suggests, from minor seemingly unimportant physical contact or unrecognized bites from bats. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends “In all instances of potential human exposures involving bats, the bat in question should be safely collected, if possible, and submitted for rabies diagnosis. Rabies postexposure prophylaxis is recommended for all persons with bite, scratch, or mucous membrane exposure to a bat, unless the bat is available for testing and is negative for evidence of rabies.”


Histoplasmosis is a disease transmitted by airborne fungus spores from bat fecal droppings being inhaled by humans or animals. Most infections are mild and produce either no symptoms or a minor influenza-like illness. On occasions, the disease can cause high fever, blood abnormalities, pneumonia, and even death.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has reported a potentially blinding eye condition – presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (OHS) that probably results from the fungus.


Bat Bugs, which are related to Bed Bugs and may invade buildings, can bite and irritate but are not known to transmit diseases to humans.


For more information on raccoons and their diseases please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov