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Our philosophy is simple; treat every customer like family and every home – like our own. We have been serving Sioux Falls and its surrounding areas since 1999. in the bat removal industry. We are the best at what we do in South Dakota and the surrounding areas. NiceBats.com, a subdivision of Woods Roofing Inc., has highly-skilled professionals who have been hand-picked from among the best in the wildlife industry.
We offer nice and friendly bat removal through a process called exclusion. Exclusion is where the bats are able to come out of your home and not get back in without hurting or harming them.
Dealing with a bat infestation may be one of the most difficult problems when owning a home but how and when a person should deal with the bat guano, can also be a difficult decision.
With a properly insulated and ventilated home, you’ll be able to manage and mitigate excess heat and humidity more effectively and help extend the life of your home.
Bats are beneficial to the ecosystem because they eat bugs and protect the crops. Since bats are a protected species, we use a humane method of bat removal that allows bats to stay in your neighborhood but not your house. Even though you may not think you have bats in your home because you cannot see them inside your living space, that does not mean they are not getting into the walls or attic. Bats are necessary creatures for our environment because they keep the mosquito population manageable, but they pose significant risks when they enter your home. Some of these risks include Rabies, Histoplasmosis, Structural Damages, and Bat Bugs.
Nice Bats is the industry leader in bat removal in the state of South Dakota. Being founded in 1999, Nice Bats has the experience to help you with any bat problems you may be having. Experience matters. We live up to our word and will continue to work on a solution until we succeed in getting the bats out of your home. We include a workmanship warranty against re-infestation as long as there are no alterations to the structure after bat-proofing. If for any reason you are having trouble with bats again, please give us a callback and we will come to your house and reassess. We honor our promise to you to keep your home bat free!
Nice Bats performs a method of bat removal called bat exclusion. After we use exclusion to get the bats out of your home, we go around the entire house and bat “proof” it and make sure everything is good. We do not go into your attic and try to catch the live bats because the odds of finding them in there are way too low. Bats love to hide and not be seen and can even burrow in your insulation, walls, or be in your soffit. All of these are reasons why we use bat exclusion to remove the bats followed by bat-proofing.
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What Our Customers Are Saying
“We had bats for years and didn’t know what to do. Finally, we had one tested and found out that it was rabid. That did it!! We called Nice Bats and they came right out, took care of the problem, and guaranteed their work. When we saw another bat and called them back, they came right out!! Fixed that problem too! They were courteous, prompt, professional, and really knew their stuff. I’d recommend their services to anyone. Thanks again, guys! I’ve got enough other stuff that drives me batty, I don’t need the real thing!!”
– Katie and Tony, Sioux Falls, SD
“I cannot say enough good things about Nice Bats. From the very first call to the day when the cones were taken down (yeah! No more bats!!). I had a very positive experience with the staff. Nobody wants bats in their house, and trust me — I had a lot of them. Nice Bats come promptly and were professional from beginning to end. I’m sure I won’t have to call them again, but if I do, I know my issue will be taken care of.”
– Tracey, Lennox, SD
“My wife and I had a real problem with bats for years. We have an old house and could hear them in the attic. Numerous attempts were made to remedy the problem, but none worked and the critters could not be found. Finally, we had Nice Bats come out to take a look. After just a few moments on the roof, Jim told me there were some spots he thought the bats were coming in. Often these nasty little mammals would keep my wife and I up at night. Now that Jim Woods has bat proofed my house, my wife and I sleep easy and have not heard a bat since.”
– Chris, Canton, SD
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If I Found A Bat In My Home, Should I Test It?
Yes, the CDC recommends that you should always test bats that are in your house and that you catch.
Do I Need A Rabies Shot?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is very clear when addressing rabies. “Recent data suggest that transmission of the rabies virus can occur from minor, seemingly unimportant, or unrecognized bites from bats… Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis is recommended for all persons with [a possible] bite, scratch, or mucous membrane exposure to a bat unless the bat is available for testing and is negative for evidence of rabies.”
If the bat was in a room with a child, a person asleep, a person intoxicated, or someone mentally impaired, they should seek medical attention. Post-exposure rabies shots may save your life, but the shots are very expensive so it is important to get the answer right!
If you can safely collect the bat you’ve come in contact with and submit it for rabies diagnosis, you may not need post-exposure rabies shots. To test a bat for rabies virus, its brain must be intact. The bat can be dead or alive when you collect it, but it will be euthanized for the test. You must preserve the bat in a container until it can be picked up or dropped off for testing. If the bat is dead, it should be stored in a cool place to prevent decomposition.
Is Bat Guano Dangerous?
In most cases, you can sweep up and clean bat guano without any cause for concern, however, we always recommend wearing protective equipment such as gloves, mask, and goggles. There is a small chance you can come into contact with and contract Histoplasmosis. A small amount of bat guano should be a harmless as a few mouse droppings. Once the guano piles up, a fungus that causes histoplasmosis can start to grow, and this is when you need to be careful.
If you are going to clean up bat guano by yourself, we recommend spraying the guano with bleach or fungicide before disturbing it to help mitigate your risk. The best thing you can do is talk to a professional (like us) before attempting to clean up a large amount of bat guano first.
If you do not want to clean up bat guano, we would be more than happy to do it for you and provide our services to you!
Will My Insurance Cover The Cost Of Bat Removal Services?
As long as you don’t have a stated coverage policy excluding bats, your insurance probably allows for some sort of coverage for damages caused to the sheetrock by bats. Getting this coverage is often difficult but can be done.
If you purchased your home in the last 24 months and the infestation was not disclosed to you, the errors and omissions insurance for the real estate agent and the home inspector involved in the sale may provide coverage. Additionally, the seller of the property is often liable for the first 24 months after purchase.