About Us


Nice Bats was established as a division of Woods Roofing, Inc. in 1999 to help homeowners with their bat problems and has been serving Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas ever since. Jim and Laura Woods are the owners and founders of Woods Roofing, Inc. and NiceBats.com, and they continue to oversee the day-to-day operations today.

Nice Bats has continually grown over the years offering nice and friendly bat removal, bat guano clean-ups, and attic insulation blowing. Nice Bats provides service to homes in South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

The Woods Family

Mission Statement

We understand and appreciate the value of keeping your business. That’s why we have made it our mission to provide you with reliable high-quality services while removing bats in a humane and friendly manner during every single project we take on. Even though our company continues to grow, our belief in the value of an honest one-on-one relationship remains the same.

We have no desire to be the biggest Bat Removal Service company in Sioux Falls or the surrounding areas, we want to continue to convince our customers that we are the best. For this reason, we don’t focus on the number of bat projects we do, but rather the quality of our finished product and the service we provide for you. We are able to stand by all that we offer, guaranteeing that by the time our work for you is complete, you will be nothing less than completely satisfied. Just ask our customers.

We have been doing Bat Removal services in Sioux Falls area homes and businesses since 1999. If you are interested in what we can offer you, please feel free to contact us directly at (605) 940-3321. A member of our experienced bat service team will be happy to take your call. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your bat problems.

Our Vision

To become the premier residential bat proofing and roofing company in the Midwest. We want to continue to differentiate ourselves from our competition through continual innovation and training, profitability, and expanding the size and scope of our projects and services. To continue operating with integrity with all associates, customers, and suppliers. We strive to become a leading voice in our industry for civic outreach and community involvement.

Our Story

“About 20 years ago, my wife and I purchased a house that happened to be full of bats. When the first bat flew into our bedroom at 3 AM, we thought it was a fluke. Unfortunately, after ten or so bats flying through the house over a short period of time, we realized we had a problem.

We began asking around to see what we could find out about bat removal. We went to Animal Control and Game, Fish, and Parks as well. A volunteer with GFP advised us to put a bat house in our yard, but it was extremely unlikely that those bats would relocate and live in the bat house when they already had a nice warm place to live….our home. We then hired a pest control company. Their only solution was to place mothballs all over the house which was stinky and unhelpful!

Finally an Answer!

I eventually found out about the Exterior Exclusion Bat Removal Method. This method is proven to allow bats a safe way out of your home and keeps them from re-entering the residence. I own and operate Woods Roofing Inc., so I already had a background in construction and the equipment necessary to set up the exit locations to remove the bats. I was also able to secure my home in a way that wouldn’t require me to rip up my entire roof.

I decided to take the knowledge I learned from my own bat removal process and offer it to customers. My company, NiceBats.com, has now been successfully removing bats for 20 years. If you need our services we will make sure you are a satisfied customer!”

​- Jim Woods, owner of NiceBats.com and Woods Roofing, Inc.

Meet the Team

Jim – President/CEO

Laura – Owner/Office

Matt – Sales Manager

Grace – Receptionist

Tom – Media Specialist

Payton – Production Manager

Rachel – Office Manager

Preston – Estimator

Nick – Estimator

Tyler – Foreman

Ryan – Production Manager

Chad – Material Coordinator

Tig – Golden Retreiver

Bat Problems? No Problem.

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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