How Did Bats Enter Your Home?

Bats are clever creatures and will find their way into your home through the smallest gaps in siding, shingles, and vents. Best Way is here to keep bats out by repairing any exterior damage that would allow bats to enter your home. 

What Entry Points Will Bats Use To Enter Homes?

Bats often find their way into homes by squeezing through gaps in the roof, siding, and vents. Many Michigan bat species have the ability to squeeze their bodies through openings as small as a dime. Once the critters have found their way into the home, they will crawl in between walls and eventually reach the attic. 1Go To Source -“Keeping bats out of your house”

To keep bats out, openings on the exterior of the home need to be identified and sealed. Our bat control experts are trained to locate possible entry points and repair any damage before bats have the opportunity to utilize them for entry.

How Can Bats Get Inside Homes Through Vents?

Vents are one of the most common entry points used by all bat species. Bats identify vents as easy access points because they are more spacious than cracks and gaps. Vents, like chimneys, have a plethora of edible insects, as well as warmth and protection, making them the ideal living environment. If the vent cover is not secure or another nuisance animal has chewed through the vent, bats can find their way through in a matter of seconds.

The most serious risk associated with vents is that they lead to multiple rooms in your home, making it even more challenging to identify and eliminate the problem. Best Way’s animal exclusion technicians can install animal-proof vent covers to prevent entry from all nuisance wildlife species.

Will Bats Squeeze Through Cracks In Siding?

Picture of common bat entry pointBats are small enough to enter homes through cracks and gaps in siding. When siding is damaged, small gaps and cracks may appear. Bats could wiggle their way into your home or walls through those gaps and cracks. After enough time and exposure, the siding will naturally deteriorate.

To keep bats out, damaged or rotting siding will need to be repaired. The wildlife control professionals at Best Way can conduct a thorough inspection of your property and repair any damage that bats will use for easy attic entry.

Do Bats Roost In Chimneys?

These animals use chimneys for reproduction and shelter. Chimneys are often left uncovered, thus making it easy for bats to find their way in. Once inside the chimney, bats will crawl around and find their way into other sections of your home.

Bat droppings and urine accumulate on bricks and shingles when bats roost in chimneys. During rainstorms, this results in a musty odor and contaminated runoff. Bats leave dark, oily stains in chimneys that are similar to those left by rodents.

How To Prevent Bats From Entering The Home?

If you need help bat-proofing your home, you should contact an animal control or humane wildlife control company. Bat proofing is the simplest way to exclude bats from entering attic or other sections of your home. Bat prevention experts will cover outside entry points (vents & chimneys) with wildlife-proof materials. They will also identify damaged siding or roofing materials and perform the necessary repairs to prevent a bat infestation.2Go To Source -“Keeping bats out of your house”

If you are interested in bat proofing services, contact Best Way Animal Removal today! Our bat control technicians will conduct a full property inspection and repair all damage found to ensure bats will not enter your home.




  1. “DNR – Bats.” Michigan DNR,,4570,7-350-79135_79218_79619_84901—,00.html. Accessed 8 July 2021.
  2. “CDC – Bats: Keeping Bats out of Your House – Rabies.” Center For Disease Control, Accessed 8 July 2021.

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