What Is a Bat Box? | Critter Control Dallas

What Is a Bat Box?

What Is a Bat Box?


Bats are important for the ecosystem; they help support plant life by spreading seeds and pollinating plants and help control pest populations by eating insects. Bat boxes are small, wooden boxes that are used to attract a variety of bat species. They are often placed in trees or on buildings. By installing a bat box on a far corner of your property, you can control the amount of nuisance pests that swarm your house while also providing bats with a safe place to roost away from your home.

Benefits of a Bat Box

A properly installed bat box on the outskirts of your property can:

  1. Give bats an alternative habitat to sleep or rest in that is not your home or attic
  2. Protect your yard from destructive pests like mosquitoes, moths, and beetles. 
  3. Give female bats a safe and warm place to raise their pups.
  4. Provide a clean home for bats that helps prevent the development of White-nose syndrome.

Bat boxes not only benefit bats, but they can help protect you and your family, as well. 

The Dangers of Bats

While beneficial to the environment, bats can pose several threats to humans. Bats are known carriers of infectious diseases that they can spread through bites, saliva, and their toxic feces (guano).

A bat box effectively encourages bats to roost away from your home and reduces the chance of human contact with bats, as the animals will likely flock to the bat box instead of entering your home. However, there is always a possibility that a bat on your property could find its way into your house. If you notice a bat infestation in your home or attic, it is important to contact the bat removal professionals at Critter Control® of Dallas as soon as possible.

Dallas Area Bat Removal Professionals

The licensed and trained technicians at Critter Control® of Dallas are equipped to humanely exclude invasive bats from your Dallas property. We follow a four-step bat removal method that includes:

  1. Inspection

    Our professionals will thoroughly inspect your home to locate the bats and determine how they got in.

  2. Exclusion

    We strategize and execute a humane removal plan to get rid of the bats for good.

  3. Restoration

    Any property damage caused by the bats will be repaired and cleaned. 

  4. Prevention

    All entry points will be sealed to prevent the bats from re-entering your home.

At Critter Control® of Dallas, we pride ourselves in using eco-friendly and humane methods when it comes to removing unwanted critters from inside your home or workplace. If you are dealing with a bat infestation, call us today at 817-222-1101 to schedule an inspection and receive a free bat removal estimate.

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