Critter Control



Bats in the belfry, attic, basement or chimney?


Scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling? Foul odors in your home? Critter Control of Des Moines can help eliminate bats in your home and prevent them from re-entry.


Identify Bats: Why Are Bats Important Animals

Although most people think of vampires when bats come around, it is important to remember how important these mammals are to the environment. The 40 species of bats living in North America are flying mammals (the only in the world) and can eat 500 or more flying insects in a single night. When there are bats in house, you shouldn’t be frightened; they are only looking for safe places to roost during the daytime. You should, however, contact a Critter Control bat removal professional in your area if you have bats in house, as the proper precautions should be taken when getting rid of bats.


Bat Problems: Bat Entry, Bat Noises, Bat Removal

Bats problems occur and bat removal is necessary when the bats get stuck inside homes and other buildings during the end of summer and beginning of fall. Getting rid of bats can be tricky. As bats are so small, they can squeeze through tiny holes (only 3/8 inch wide!), typically entering through vents, end construction gaps, overhangs or eaves, causing a number of different bat problems. People also get bats in house through open windows and chimneys. Once inside, bats will continue living within a building for years, until bat control, bat trapping and bat removal is implemented. If there are multiple bats within a building, this indicates a colony and a major bat problem. Typical bat damage is urine stains and the collection of droppings. The most common complaint from people with bats in house is the noise: the scratching and crawling in attics and within walls, and their squeaking habits.


Getting Rid of Bats, Bat Damage—Repair & Bat Problem Prevention

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of bats? You can get bats in house when they enter through small openings in the structure of a building, which can cause many bat problems. It may be necessary for a Critter Control bat removal professional to seal off these holes in order to prevent the re-entry of bats and future bat damage. Contact the professionals at your local Critter Control office for further information on bat removal, bat trapping and bat control. Using toxicants to get rid of bats is illegal in the United States, as it can lead to direct contact with people and pets. Repellents, which are typically ineffective for getting rid of bats, can sometimes cause bats to enter further into the building. Bat trapping by a Critter Control bat control professional is the best solution.

Critter Control of Des Moines Bat removal technicians are properly trained in how to get rid of Bats and the exclusion of Bats and pest problems using a variety of wildlife control techniques.


Critter Control of Des Moines Iowa is locally operated and provides integrated animal pest control and wildlife management solutions that are environmentally sound and ecologically responsible.  Our local Bat removal services are provided to homeowners, property management companies, industrial and commercial clients, municipalities and Fortune 500 companies. 


Call us now to solve your Bat problems: 515.505.8963 or email us at


Critter Control establishes the standards for excellence in the animal pest control industry and upholds those standards with a professional staff of biologists, zoologists, certified wildlife specialists, animal control officers and anti-cruelty personal.


About Critter Control

Founded in 1982, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife and animal damage control company serving municipalities and residential and commercial customers.  Critter Control is a member of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), National Wildlife Control Operators Association, (NWCOA), the International Franchise Association (IFA) and a proud member of the International Franchise Association's Vet Fran program.  With corporate offices located in Traverse City, Michigan, the rapidly expanding company currently has 120 franchise locations in the United States and Canada.  Critter Control has developed integrated and ecologically sound management practices to resolve wildlife conflicts and practices.