Bats in the belfry, attic, basement or chimney? Scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling? Foul odors in your home? Critter Control can help eliminate bats in your home and prevent them from re-entry. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective bat removal services.

Identify a Bat

Bats are incredibly beneficial to humans. A large bat colony can eat up to 500,000 pounds of insects each night. They will hunt common pest insects including mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, beetles, and moths.

The little brown bat and big brown bat are the most common bats humans have encounters with. Bats share very common characteristics including wings that resemble broad webbed hands, short legs, sharp claws, and large ears. Bat fur ranges in color from light tan or yellowish to dark brown or black. Most bats have poor eyesight and relatively small eyes.

Bats are nocturnal animals that prefer to group together numbering in the millions. They roost in caves, hollow trees, and buildings. Bats will roost by hanging upside down and clinging to their roosting area with their feet. Area near ponds, lakes, or swimming pools will make for ideal roosting locations due to their diet of insects.

Bat Problems


Bats will enter homes and businesses while searching for a safe place to roost. Hollow trees, bat boxes, attics, and chimneys are ideal places for bats. Bats can enter homes through very small entry places, some so small that some homeowners may not be able to spot them. During summer months bat pups are learning to fly and may accidentally enter buildings through open doors or windows also.


Bats and humans generally coexist peacefully. When bats enter homes or businesses it leads to a whole new situation. Bats will create a mess of bat guano (feces/droppings). Bat guano makes people sick and can lead to serious health problems. When it collects in attics, chimneys, or other areas, it can harbor dangerous fungal spores, including histoplasmosis.

Bat Control

Trapping and Removal

Since bats carry diseases, individuals should never approach them. Bats will bite and scratch when they feel threatened and can easily injure humans. Critter Control of Peoria can get rid of bat control problems using safe methods and techniques.

Control and Safety

Critter Control of Peoria will identify the details of your bat control problem. Once the bats are all out of your home or business, your technician will repair damages, remove the messes, and prevent bats from reentering. Our control methods are safe and proven, leaving you with long-term and proven results!

If you are experiencing a bat control problem, call Critter Control of Peoria. 309.270.1913

Critter Control of Peoria Service Area

Peoria, Pekin, Dunlap, Chillecothe, East Peoria, Washington, Creve Coeur, Morton, Bartonville, Deer Creek

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Jezek, Inc., dba Critter Control of Peoria