Overland Park Bat Removal Services

Bats Can Trigger Health Issues & Cause Structural Damage

Do you have bats in your attic or other areas of your home? If so, it’s time to evict them with the help of the bat removal experts at Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control, Inc.

The Kansas City area is home to more than a dozen species of bats. Common bats in the region include Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus), and Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus).  These species are typically found near bodies of water, such as ponds and lakes, or roosting in trees. They often forage for insects at dusk or during the night, when they use echolocation to locate their prey. 

As these bats are insectivorous, they play an important role in controlling pests around homes and businesses throughout Johnson County. However, when they take up residency in your home, bats create more problems than they solve.

Bats Carry Diseases

Although bats are beneficial to humans in many ways, they can also pose a health risk if proper precautions are not taken. Bats can carry diseases like rabies which is why it's important to be aware of the potential risks and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family. Additionally, bat guano (droppings) presents a serious health hazard as it can contain spores from fungal organisms that cause histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal respiratory infection.

Bats Cause Structural Damage

Bats can cause a lot of structural damage to homes and businesses if they are not removed properly. Bats also have sharp claws that they use to climb up surfaces like wood, stucco, or siding. This can leave behind obvious scratch marks as well as gouges in the material itself. In addition, bats often bring parasites into buildings with them such as bat bugs, which can spread quickly throughout an area.

All this damage makes it essential for homeowners to contact our experienced bat removal experts when dealing with a bat infestation on their property.

    • We had a bat in the house and contacted Catch-It to come out.  They came out very quickly. They were not able to find the bat when they got there, nor tell us for sure how it got in, which is understandable.   After doing an inspection of our roof, they told us that we most likely had a colony of 30-40 bats in our attic.  They sealed up a spot on the roof where they believed they were getting in and attached an excluder tube to the other location.  That stayed up for about 5 weeks and was then removed and the spot sealed up. We haven't had any more in the house.  We did have a misunderstanding with the bill,  but they made it right and we appreciated that. We would use them again.

      Elaine Dietrich
    • I had been hearing a noise in the attic, only in the evenings. Went outside and noticed a lot of droppings on the concrete by our fireplace. Called Catch-it and spoke with the owner. He was able to determine what the droppings were from over the phone by having me put in a baggie and crumbling up. We had bats in our attic. They were getting in from a small hole under our soffit. We hired Catch-it and they came out very quickly and set up a system that allowed the bats to escape at night but they couldn't get back in. Solved our bat problem. They also sealed the entrance once all the bats were out. Would definitely hire them again if the need arises.

      Christine Abbott-Irwin
    • We had a bat in our home and Wade from Catch-It-Wildlife did a thorough inspection inside and out of our house to point out other areas a bat can possibly come in. He was very knowledgeable on bats and how to both avoid and protect ourselves. I definitely would recommend this company! They were very responsive and Wade’s knowledge is very impressive!

      Pam Ward
    • Bat removal. The service tech came in, unobtrusively analyzed the situation, and provided us with a quote. The service was delivered without fuss. Easy enough!

      Ted Conn
    • The company installed a mechanism to deter the bats from nesting. Over time the bats have been persistent. However, anytime I've called, the company has responded immediately with new attempts to completely remove the bats. These guys are the best, and I highly recommend them for any pest control needs.

      Jerry Furnell
    • We had a bat enter our home during hot weather. Catch-It Wildlife and Pest Control came out quickly and performed a thorough inspection of our home and attic space. They installed a device that allowed the bat to leave our attic but could not return. We have not had any more problems. I was most grateful for their speedy response and professionalism.

      Mary Bedwell
    • We discovered we had bats two days before leaving town for several days. I was able to capture the two that were flying in our basement but I needed to be sure there were no others. Leaving in two days added a lot of stress to the situation. Called Catch-it Wildlife. I had used them several years before for skunk removal. Steve came out the next day. Made sure the house was bat-proof and set up an exit for any that might have been left. The exit was such that once they left, they would not be able to return. It's been several months and we've seen no bats or signs of them since. Super response and great job done by Steve.

      Bill Araujo
    • We had several bats removed from attic. They did a great job and we haven't had any recurring issues.

      Kristin Brown
    • Catch-It assisted our family with some bats that were living between our tile roof and decking. They thoroughly searched the attic, built the required one-way opening, and came back to seal the roof when the season changed and the bats had exited.

      Eric Morrison

    Your First Call for Bat Removal in Overland Park

    At Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control, Inc., our team has 30-plus years of experience providing professional bat removal services with results. We employ experienced technicians who know how to approach any situation safely and effectively. Our team uses specialized equipment such as vacuums, nets, one-way doors, and repellents that are proven effective against bat infestations.

    After Removal Support

    After we’ve removed all the bats from your property, we also offer services that ensure that your home remains free from future infestations. This includes sealing potential entry points and removing feces cleanup (guano removal) in affected areas. Our goal is to bat proof the structure and prevent any future infestation. 

    DIY Bat Removal?

    There are some do-it-yourself methods for bat removal, although they can be hazardous to both people as well as animals. If not successful, failure can result in further damage to the property as well as injury to the bats. Let’s not forget that the goal here is to remove bats, not kill them. Bats are protected by federal law (it is illegal to kill them) and are very helpful for insect control in the environment. 

    There are many reasons to trust bat removal in Overland Park to the knowledgeable techs at Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control, Inc.:

    • DIY bat removal may involve the use of unsafe products or methods that could harm the bats as well as other animals on the property.
    • Removal of bats requires knowledge about their biology and habits to ensure humane treatment. 
    • Proper safety gear is important to help protect against exposure to diseases such as rabies when attempting to remove bats. 
    • Bat guano (droppings) is considered a biohazardous waste because it can contain spores from fungal organisms that cause histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal respiratory infection. 

    We know how to keep bats, other animals, and humans safe while ensuring bats are successfully removed from your property to prevent further damage. 

    Contact us online or call (816) 441-3921 to learn more about how Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control can combat your bat problem!


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