WHO WE ARE
Midwest Bats is a small company in which all our techs are equal partners. We do not subcontract out our work. We have 10years of experience in bat removals and over 20years of experience in attic restorations, spraying for insects and Home repairs. We deliver custom solutions, tailored to your structure.
We provide a unique, customized and humane approach to every customers home or business. Providing the best experience for each and every client. We understand this may be a very stressful issue to deal with, we are here to help.
We offer a range of services, all designed to help with your bat related issues. Our techs will inspect your structure to find all openings, place traps at entry points, seal all other openings and inspect attic area for additional damage caused by the bats. We then will inform you of any damage caused, explain to you any health or structural issues and discuss options available to you.
Bats, like snakes, are poorly understood. As a result, these tiny winged mammals are feared by many. Much lore surrounding bats has been generated by tropical vampire bats which feed on the blood of livestock, wildlife, and occasionally sleeping humans. Of course, bats are a public health concern because they can carry rabies. A small percentage of bats carries the rabies virus. Of all weak and sick bats captured and tested for the disease, only about 6 percent have the virus. But 90 percent of human rabies cases in the United States (about one or two per year) originate from contact with bats. Just looking at a bat, you cant tell if it has rabies. Rabies can only be confirmed in a laboratory. But any bat that is active by day or is found in a place where bats are not usually seen like in your home or on your lawn just might be rabid. A bat that is unable to fly and is easily approached could very well be sick. Rabies in humans is rare in the United States. There are usually only one or two human cases per year. But the most common source of human rabies in the United States is from bats. For example, among the 19 naturally acquired cases of rabies in humans in the United States from 1997-2006, 17 were associated with bats. Among these, 14 patients had known encounters with bats. Four people awoke because a bat landed on them and one person awoke because a bat bit him. In these cases, the bat was inside the home.
Infestations: Bat bugs are moderately common in the midwest US and are found in houses and buildings that harbor bats. Infestations in human dwellings are usually introduced by bats carrying the bugs on their skin. Bat bugs usually remain in close proximity to the roosting locations of bats (attics, chimneys, etc.) but explore the rest of the building if the bats leave or are eliminated. In some cases, they move into harbor-ages that are more typical of bedbugs, such as mattresses and bed frames. Life cycle: Development from egg to adult ranges from 2 weeks in ideal conditions (warm temperature and abundant food supply) to more than 15 weeks, averaging about 1.5 months. An adult may survive more than one year without feeding. As with the common bedbug, a nymph requires a blood meal to molt, and an adult female requires a blood meal to lay eggs. Eradication: Controlling bat bugs requires the elimination of any bats that are present in the home or building. This is accomplished by exclusion techniques also known as “building them out”. Residual sprays such as deltamethrin sprayed into all cracks and crevices, especially light fixtures and window casings, may help to control the bugs.