When you contact us at A&D Construction Plus, we’ll take the time to listen to your concerns about bats and bat removal in your home or on your property and answer any questions you may have about their removal.
Bats in Maine get a bad rap even though they are a natural defense against mosquitoes and other night-flying insects that we consider pests. Many people believe that all bats are rabid and that rabies runs rampant in the Maine bat population, when in fact, only about 1% of bats in Maine are rabid. While most bats are not rabid, they can scratch, bite, and carry other diseases that are dangerous to humans. You are more likely to come into contact with a rabid skunk, raccoon, or fox than a bat.
While bats can be very dangerous for health reasons, bats can also be very damaging to your home. Bat droppings can buildup and cause bad odors, stains, and cause damage to the insulation of your home. When it comes to removing bats it’s very important to not try and remove them on your own. Our technicians are trained to humanely remove all species of bat that are common to Maine.
BAT SPECIES IN MAINE
- Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
- Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus)
- Eastern small-footed bat (Myotis leibii)
- Tri-Colored bat Eastern pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus)
- Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus)
- Silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)
- Eastern Red
In many cases when removing bats, A&D Construction Plus utilizes the exclusion method. When using this method, it allows bat colonies of any size to safely vacate your building by means of a one-way door with no means of entering or returning at secondary entry points.
Bat removal is halted during the months of June, July, and August because bats are classified as an endangered species, and this is the time that female bats have their babies. The only way to remove bats during this period is with special permission from the Maine State Biologist. If permission is given, only A&D Construction Plus licensed professionals are allowed to do these exclusions.
Our staff has years of experience in evaluating and removing bats from various environments. We’re passionate about keeping your home secure and wildlife in the wild, where it belongs. We will work with you to ensure that any bats are safely removed from your home or property.