How We Help You
Bat removal in Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area is a growing need. There are over 18 bat species in Canada, but only eight are native to Ontario. While bats mostly den in trees, under bridges, in caves, and in rock crevices, they can make their home in your attic or building. If you have a bat flying around your home or in your house, odds are great they have made a den on your property. A colony of bats can have several hundred depending on the type of bat.
Once bats take up residency on your property, removing them needs to become a top priority. Bats can carry rabies and their guano can carry spores that cause Histoplasmosis, which can be life-threatening. Bats are incredibly difficult to remove because they are a protected species, and it is illegal to kill bats even if they are in your home. Additionally, during the hibernation season, bats cannot be removed. Integrity Wildlife Control has more than 20 years of experience in removing bats. We will work with you to humanely and legally remove bats from your residence.
ABC's of Bats
There are eight bat species native to Ontario. Their ability to fly is unique among mammals. They have wing membranes attached to their arms and legs. They vary in color from brown to reddish to black and range from as small as 3 grams in the endangered Eastern small-footed Myotis and as large as 39 grams in the Hoary Bat.
Bats are nocturnal and spend their days roosting in trees, caves, and buildings. Bats especially like houses for protection from elements and constant temperatures, which provides an excellent habitat for raising young. During the night, bats are active and eat a variety of insects, spiders, small snakes, and even other smaller bats. They can eat the equivalent of their own body weight in insects in a single night! While Canadian bats are not bloodthirsty, they will bite if threatened and are known to carry rabies. Bats can live up to thirty years and will reproduce rapidly.
Cycle of Life
Bats begin breeding in August when bats begin preparing for hibernation. Female bats do not become pregnant until they wake up from hibernation in the spring. Pregnant females then seek out the warmest places to raise their young such as buildings and houses. Hundreds of bats can inhabit one colony. The bats give birth 50-60 days after fertilization, typically in the middle of June. Within 18 days, the young can fly and eat insects instead of its mother's milk.
Why Choose Integrity?
Integrity is not just our name; it is our lifestyle!
We value integrity in the following areas:
We have some of the most competitive prices in the bat removal business. Because we aim to help people, we keep our prices at an affordable rate. We also give 5% of all sales back to the community through partnerships with local non-profits through our 5% promise.
We use high-quality state of the art products in the removal of bats, repairs, and prevention. Our concern is not just the removal of bats. We ensure our methods do not depreciate the value or hinder the function of the home or business. All of our work comes with a lifetime warranty.
Our Four Step Bat Removal Process
We do a full foundation to roof inspection of the property in order to identify:
2)The bat entry points.
3)The cost of bat removal.
The customer is given a written estimate including pictures.
We humanely remove the bats using a combination of bat valve and exclusion. The bat valve lets the bats climb out but be unable to climb back inside. During birthing seasons bats are protected and cannot be removed. Our aim is to remove bats from the building in order to create an environment where humans and animals can coexist.
We repair all damage caused by bats. We also recommend guano removal if you have a large colony. Our technicians are licensed and bonded to make any necessary repairs. We also carry a one million dollar liability insurance policy.
We use high-quality bat proof products to prevent the bats from returning. Without taking preventative measures, bats will find a new access point and return to their original location on your property. All our services comes with a lifetime warranty and a 100% Money Back Guarantee.
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You will find that we have some of the most competitive prices in Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area for wildlife removal and prevention.
Commonly Ask Questions
How did the bats get inside?
Houses are not designed to keep out wildlife. Bats are small and greasy and can slide and climb into the smallest locations. Simply put, unless your home is tightly sealed, they will find a way inside. Bats are nocturnal and desire to roost in a dark and quiet location. Attics and buildings provide the shelter bats desire to raise their young and escape from the elements.
Do bats carry rabies?
Yes. While not all bats have rabies, all bats need to be treated as though they carry rabies since there is no way to know which bats are affected. Rabies outbreaks are different per year, but in 2020 there were 39 cases of bat rabies in Ontario. Studies show that 5% or more of bat populations have the rabies virus. Rabies can be transmitted through bat bites or saliva. Extreme caution needs to be taken when working with bats, and only professionals with bat removal experience should attempt removal.
Are the bats hurt when removed?
No. Bats are protected and endangered. They are great for the environment, and as long as they remain away from people, they are not a threat. Bats cannot be removed at certain times of the year because removal could expose them to weather or causes them to starve. For these reasons, legally, bat removal can only occur at certain times.
How much does bat removal cost?
Every location is different, but bat removal starts at $289 to place a bat valve. The exclusion to ensure the bats do not find another place to enter is additional and is based on how many access points there are and the difficulty. Be sure to contact us to get a more accurate estimate.
Our service locations include:
•Hamilton • Milton • Cambridge •Caledonia •Grimsby • Brantford •Burlington • St. Catharines •Guelph
• Stoney Creek •Oakville •Thorold •Lincoln • Fonthill• Mississauga • Ohsweken • Hagersville • Burford • Ayr • Waterford • Hornby