FAQs About Bat Removal

How can you get rid of your bat in your home?

If you’re brave enough to attempt this by yourself, you can always try and leave a door open. But this doesn’t always work and unless you watch it fly out of your home you have no guarantee it left.

Should I have the bat tested for Rabies?

Anyone who is bitten or scratched by a bat must receive the rabies vaccination! Do not pick up a bat that is lying on the floor or that is on your wall.  Often time’s people assume that the bat is dead and this is the most likely time to get bit by a bat.

Most of AWC’s customers that have been bit by a bat, were trying to get rid of the bat by themselves  The vaccination can cost you $4,000 for the 7 shots.  If a small child or an elderly adult has been exposed and they are unable to communicate, they should be given the shots as well.

If the bat is captured it can be tested and then determined if it has rabies or not. Over 30 years we have captured approximately 10 bats which turned out positive for rabies. Under no circumstance should you release a bat that has bitten or scratched you.

What areas do you service for bat removal?

We provide bat proofing/eviction services for all of the cities and towns located in these four counties Ozaukee, Washington, Milwaukee, and Waukesha counties.  In some cases we will travel out of these four counties to perform bat proofing services.

Why should we choose you to bat proof our home?

Advanced Wildlife Control performs more bat proofings than any other company. We are the oldest animal removal company in southeastern Wisconsin.

Our name and reputation for quality service can be seen through Angie’s List.  Where we have received the “Super Service Award”  for 10 straight years.  Plus, the great reviews at the BBB and from past and current customers’ testimonials and feedback over the years.  We pride ourselves in providing quality service to all of our customers.

Can you explain how bats hibernate?

Bat hibernation is a very complicated process. Bats go into hibernation for a period of about two to three weeks, and then they come out of hibernation for an hour and then they go back into hibernation for two to three weeks, and then come out for about an hour. They even mate sometimes during those arousal periods.

These arousals that they display during this time are not well understood, but are believed to be essential to their physiological health of the bats.  This explains why customers hear noises for short times during winter and then nothing for a few weeks.  Sometimes weather plays a role in the waking of bats out of hibernation.

The complexity of this cycle of bat hibernation is truly amazing. Research has found that bats might only be taking two, three, four breaths a minute during hibernation, and so they can passively off-load some percentage of the CO2 that accumulates in their blood through their wing skin.