Athens-Clarke Bat Removal

Not all wildlife removal companies are the same. Some have experience with bat removal projects, and are familiar with the proper methods for bat exclusion. But others use incorrect techniques, such as bat traps, summer exclusions, or worse, fumigants. Do your research before you hire someone! I personally recommend our field technician for bat control in Athens-Clarke.

24/7 Cell Phone: 678-809-6635

We service Athens-Clark County, including the towns of Lawrenceville to the west, Winder, and Monroe, and also smaller towns like Auburn, Dacula, Carl, Jefferson, Arcade, Nicholson, Center, Diamond Hill, Hull, Winterville, Arnoldsville, Lexington, Crawford, Stephens, Watkinsville, Bishop, Farmington, Bostwick, Good Hope, North High Shoals, Campton, and Bethlehem.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Athens-Clarke for many years, and he abides by these bat removal principles:

  • Always perform a proper live exclusion.
  • Never use poisons or fumigants or kill bats.
  • Never use traps or attempt to relocate bats.
  • Never do a removal during the maternity season.
  • Seal all entry points shut with guarantee.
  • Offer attic cleanup and decontamination.
  • Properly Georgia licensed and insured.
As I discuss repeatedly on this website, bat removal projects are not easy, and not for amateurs. I have seen many horrible attempts at bat colony removal throughout the years, done both by do-it-yourself homeowners and by incompetent companies. Never hire a Athens-Clarke pest control company that uses poisons for rodent or insect control. They often attempt the same approach for bats. Not only is this incredibly destructive and illegal in Georgia, but it results in disaster for the homeowner, and does not actually solve the problem. It's very important that the removal of bats from the attic of your home is done in the correct manner, and there is only one correct way, with a live bat exclusion. To read more about this process, read my bats in the attic home page.

Before you hire anyone, including our tech at 678-809-6635, talk to them, and make sure that they understand what they are doing, and that they have experience. Be sure that they do abide by the principles I outlined above. This is not just for the sake of the bats - I'm no tree hugger - it's for the sake of doing the job correctly, for you and your property. The fact that it's good for the bats as well is a lucky coincidence. And really, bats are good animals, which I'm sure you realize. I hope you have a good experience with your Athens-Clarke bat control project. You can email me personally if you have any problems with our tech, and I will talk to him, but I doubt that will be necessary. Good luck!

Athens-Clarke wildlife control company bat reader email:

We have bats in a cottage in Northern Georgia. We have found many entrance ways into the cottage and have filled them or fixed them. We had to replace the roof a couple of years ago and found places where the bats had been crawling under the shingles. The problem is that we still have bats. The cottage was built in the early 1900's and has a whole bunch of little areas where they can get in. We have caulked inside and outside. The cottage is painted brown so we have a hard time seeing any marks of entry and exit. We have thought of putting up a mosquito net in the cottage to close off certain areas to see if we can find a specific area that they maybe coming into the cottage. The last resort is to put up soffit and fascia, which is expensive. Each time we close a point of entry we notice a reduction of activity of bats in the cottage, but by the next summer the activity increases. I know you say to not close up entry holes in the summer. When is the earliest that we can close off the cottage without leaving little bats inside?

You can read more of my bat removal articles below:
How to catch a bat flying inside house
How to remove bats in the chimney
How to clean your attic after you've had bats
What kind of damage do bats cause?
What kinds of diseases can bats spread?
How do you find the areas where bats are getting in?
Can I use poison to kill bats?
What does bat poop look like?
Can I use traps to catch bats?

For bat removal in Athens-Clarke, call us at 678-809-6635. We can remove bats in attics throughout Clarke County and even the state of Georgia, but we mostly operate in the greater Athens-Clarke area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.