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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.


Reviews From Our Victoria Clients

Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor


The guys that came to our house were very thorough and professional. Two months after they removed our intruders, there are no signs of even an attempt to return. Quite pleased with how secure the house is now.
Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones


A really impressive service, all employees were thorough and happy to talk us through what was happening. We called after trying a competitor let us down. Skedaddle were great
Emily Davies
Emily Davies


Thank you to the team at Skedaddle for their great service. They were very responsive and took care of our home as if it were their own. They helped us solve our issue quickly. Cannot recommend them enough.

Bats in Victoria


Bats are misunderstood creatures. Despite how they are often depicted in popular culture, they are not vicious or malicious. Rather, they are beneficial to humans for pest control and pollination. Nevertheless, having them in your home could be risky. They may expose you to diseases such as histoplasmosis through their droppings, and while it is rare for bats to spread rabies to humans, it is possible. Some species of bats are endangered, meaning that it is vital that bat removal in Victoria complies with applicable laws protecting them.

Unfortunately, homes are not built with wildlife protection in mind, which is why bats are able to find small gaps and cracks to gain access inside on almost every home – new or old. Bats in Victoria have successfully adapted to find these small openings on buildings, making their way inside to roost in attic spaces and wall cavities. Although areas like Thetis Lake Regional Park and John Dean Provincial Park offer many species of local wildlife refuge, bats often choose to roost in the comfort of a home where constant warmth and shelter are provided.

What We Do

On Vancouver Island, special techniques are used to exclude and remove bats from a home without harming the animals in the process. Our humane method involves identifying the bats’ entry points and a combination of installing one-way doors and sealing openings with screening and long lasting wildlife exclusion sealant. Bats can fly out to hunt for food through these one way doors, but they can’t fly back in again. When all the bats have left the property, our team will return to remove the doors and ensure your property is protected in the long run.

Our technicians are trained to determine the phase of the breeding cycle that a bat colony is in. This is important because mother bats cannot carry their babies with them as they fly around. Therefore, if babies are present, the exclusion cannot take place until the young bats are old enough to fly away on their own. Otherwise, they could die from being separated from their mother’s care.

Bat droppings, also known as guano, can pose serious health risks, which is why we include cleaning and decontamination as part of our process.

Dangers That Bats Create

Handling bats and a colony inside your home or business should always be left to the professionals. Bats are known carriers of the rabies virus, and are able to spread the virus to any other mammal, including humans. In 2019, a British Columbian man was fatally infected after coming into direct contact with an infected bat on Vancouver Island. Removing bat colonies from a home can put you at risk of contact and contamination. In order to protect yourself, and anyone else on the property, it is important to allow professionals that understand safety procedures to remove a bat colony from your property.

While they are staying inside a home, bats can quickly create costly damage to insulation with the droppings they leave behind. Bat droppings can pose health risks to humans if disturbed. Without the proper protective equipment, removing bat droppings can lead to bacterial infections and can spread the bacteria throughout the home. As part of our removal process, Skedaddle technicians deeply decontaminate any areas bats roosted and remove any soiled attic insulation.

Why Bats Roost in Human Homes

Most bat species feed on flying insects, which either die off or go dormant during the winter months. While some bats migrate to warmer climates during the winter, most species in British Columbia hibernate. They look for places that provide warmth and protection from predators. In the wild, caves, cliffs, and rock crevices may serve their purposes, but they may also roost in attics to spend the winter.

It is illegal to disturb bats while they are hibernating, but we can identify their entry points and install one-way doors during the winter. That way, when the bats become active again in the spring, they can fly away and won’t be able to come back in, allowing our technicians to move on to the decontamination part of the process.

If you find bats in your attic, or elsewhere in your home, it is important to call us for an assessment right away. Bats give birth in the late spring to early summer, and once the babies are born, bat removal in Victoria has to be delayed for their survival.

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Why Protecting Bats Is Important

Bats are fascinating creatures with some incredible capabilities. We rely on them more than you may realize, and they need our help to survive. Bats are one of the ecosystem’s greatest pollinators, and are responsible for pollinating some of your favourite fruits, including bananas and mangos. They are also vital in controlling insect populations. Bats consume an average of 6,000 to 8,000 insects each night, which helps crops thrive and keeps Victoria resident’s backyards comfortable.

A disease known as white-nose syndrome has had a severe impact on populations across North America, decimating populations of the little brown bat. In 2023, the virus was discovered in British Columbia. In response, The British Columbia Community Bat Program began looking for volunteers to help keep track of the number of bat colonies roosting in communities across the province. Tracking colonies can help monitor the spread.

At Skedaddle, we have been working closely with bats to help their populations thrive. We understand how to safely detect white-nose syndrome in bats and are trained on the proper steps necessary to prevent the spread. When a healthy colony is living inside a property, we know how important it is to protect them during the process. Our bat removal process is designed to protect populations, and allows bat colonies to relocate themselves to a new home.

Call Skedaddle For Bat Removal in Victoria

Skedaddle technicians are here to help Victoria home and business owners secure their homes against bats with long-term solutions. With high-quality materials and years of experience, we are proud to give our clients a lifetime guarantee on our workmanship after every job.

Bat Facts


While bats are not aggressive animals, they are common hosts for rabies. A sick or healthy bat may bite when trapped or mishandled.


While gliders and flying squirrels don’t actually fly — they glide — bats do truly fly. They are the only mammal capable of this gravity-defying feat.


White-nose syndrome has killed more than 6.7 million bats in North America since it was first discovered in 2006. Its victims are primarily bats species that hibernate in abandoned mines or caves where the fatal fungus that leads to the syndrome is found.


Insectivorous bats have voracious appetites. A small-sized bat can eat up to 1,000 insects an hour, while a nursing female eats 4,000 or more in a single night.


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