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Assess and Remove

The key to removing bats from your home is determining their entry points. Bats can enter through small openings and leave very little trace behind. Our expert technicians will identify all the entry points and evict the colony humanely using one-way doors that allow the bats to leave for food but prevent their re-entry.

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Clear and Clean

Depending on the size of the colony and how long they’ve been living in the home there could be a large mess to clean up. Our wildlife technicians will thoroughly remove bat guano and disinfect the space to eliminate any harmful traces left behind.


Prevent and Protect

Our wildlife technicians will provide a full, comprehensive protection plan against any future bat infestations. This would include sealing all the tiny gaps and openings around your home’s roofline to keep bats out.


Anoka County is a gorgeous region in Minnesota. Although the area is heavily populated it also encompasses a forest with plenty of rocky crevices. Abundant water sources and places to hide make Anoka County a prime environment for many types of wild animals, including bats. Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area has established Anoka County as a safe haven for wildlife

Bats have a scary reputation, but they are rarely aggressive towards humans. However, If the creatures find their way into attics when searching for a place to roost during the day, they can spread dangerous diseases. If you find a bat in your house, contacting a professional for bat removal in Anoka County should be your top priority.

Why Bats Thrive in Anoka County

Bats are seldom seen during the daytime hours as they usually roost in large colonies during the day. The creatures often seek out shallow crevices in rocky regions to roost in. Anoka County has numerous rocky areas where bats have plenty of places to roast safely tucked away from other predators.

The creatures emerge from their caves at night to hunt for small insects. Their poor eyesight forces them to rely on echolocation to find food, and as dawn approaches, sometimes bats get confused and mistake houses for their rocky roosts. If one bat finds its way into your home and starts to roost, others will soon follow it.

Bats in Anoka County have adapted to find shelter inside attics and wall spaces. These areas mimic natural habits that are continually disappearing as Minneapolis developments expand each year. By squeezing through small gaps in areas such as your rooflines and soffits, bats have easy access to these hard-to-reach areas of the home to settle in with their colony, just as they would inside a cave or trees.

Dangers of Living With Bats

Bats may have a scary appearance with a fearsome reputation, but these mammals are relatively harmless in reality. Because of their weak eyesight, bats rarely pose a danger to people. They tend to avoid interactions with humans as often as possible, and their nocturnal natures make it easy to live in relative peace with people.

However, bats are just like other wild animals and can become aggressive when they feel threatened. They rarely bite, but if you accidentally come in close proximity with a bat, a bite is likely. One scary fact about bats is they sometimes carry rabies. You should always get checked out by a doctor immediately if you have been in close contact with one of the creatures.

The biggest danger of having bats in your home is the risk of contracting a dangerous disease spread through bat droppings, which is commonly known as guano. Bats are messy creatures that often leave layers of guano and urine on your attic floor, and if you accidentally touch these substances, you could expose yourself to a variety of illnesses.

Signs That Indicate a Bat Infestation

Bats sleep during the day, and because they are not loud creatures, you won’t know they are in your house unless you look for additional signs of their presence. The most obvious sign of bats in your home is seeing one of the creatures flying around your roof line right after dusk or just before dawn breaks. Other signs to look for include:

  • Crashing noises from bats searching for a roosting spot
  • Dark guano stains on your ceiling
  • A terrible odor that smells like ammonia 

How We Approach Humane Bat Removal

Bats prey on small insects at night, so they are critical for controlling the insect population in Anoka County. Killing bats in Minnesota is illegal, and because many of the animals die due to the stress associated with trapping and relocating, it is always best to find alternative humane tactics to get them out of their homes.

With many other types of wild animals that find their way into houses, you can take measures to turn your home into an unsuitable environment for them to convince them to move on to a different area. Bats, however, have poor eyesight and only need a quiet place to roost to be content. Besides boarding up holes in the exterior of your home, there are a few things you can do to make your home unappealing to them.

Skedaddle uses one-way doors to get bats out of houses and prevent them from returning. We do not scare the bats to force them out of your home, but we allow them to leave naturally at night to go hunt. A door prevents them from regaining access to your home, so they must find a different place to roost as dawn approaches.

Once the bats are out of your house, we repair the points of entry to ensure no other animals take advantage of the weakness in your home’s exterior. The final step is to clean the inside of your house where the bats were roosting to eliminate all traces of germs they may have spread through their guano.

Contact a Professional for Bat Removal in Anoka County

While bats play a crucial role in Anoka County’s ecosystem, we understand having them in your home isn’t ideal. With Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, you don’t have to worry. Our expert team ensures a stress-free and humane bat removal experience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for bat removal in Anoka County. Rest easy knowing you’ll soon be bat-free!.


Bat Facts


Flying foxes are the largest bats in the world, with an approximate wingspan of five feet! The largest bat found in Minnesota is the Hoary bat, with a 16 inch wingspan. Hoary bats are distinguishable by the small yellow-brown fur collar under their chin.


Approximately 3.6.% of bats tested by the Minnesota Department of Health are found positive for rabies. Whenever you have physical contact with a bat it is suggested you contact the Minnesota Department of Health.


A single bat can consume anywhere from 50 to 100 percent of its body weight in flying insects each night. Using special echolocation skills, bats are able to catch hundreds of insects at a time.


The northern long-eared bat is the only species of bat that is protected by the Federal Endangered Species Act in Minnesota. The little brown bat and the tri-coloured bat are being considered for protection by the state due to dwindling populations as a result of white-nose syndrome.


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