How Do I Know if I Have Bats?

The extremity of the signs of bats can vary depending on the severity of your bat infestation, but they are usually always the same:

  • Guano (feces) droppings around doors and window sills.
  • Paint or wood worn away from bats using a certain spot frequently.
  • A bat in your house!
  • A strong odor coming from your attic (guano in the attic).
  • Scratching or crawling sounds in the walls.
  • Guano staining on bricks

Where Do Bats Get In?

Every house can be different, but the spots where bats get in are, in most cases, the same. One misconception that we hear is that “our house is newer so it can’t have bats” – EVERY HOUSE CAN GET BATS. Even if you have these entry points on your house, and you don’t have bats, this is a good preventative measure! Look at the list below to see just some of the entry points.

  • Chimneys
  • Cell vents (weepers).
  • Attic vents
  • Ridge caps
  • Roof valleys
  • J-Channel to brick 
  • Where roof lines meet