Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville.

24/7 Cell Phone: 434-333-7605

We are a full-service wildlife control company serving the Charlottesville, VA area. We operate in Albemarle County, Nelson County, and Buckingham County, including the towns of Waynesboro, North Garden, Covesville, Lovingston, Arrington, Norwood, Gladstone, Lowesville, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Charlottesville 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 Virginia 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 Charlottesville 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 Virginia, 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 434-333-7605, 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 Charlottesville 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!

Charlottesville wildlife control company bat reader email:

I have had two instances in the past month where a bat made its way into my house--yes, inside. The first was just before Christmas, and I was able to capture the creature and release it outside. The second was last night, with below 0 wind chills outdoors. Unable to reach animal control-or anyone else for that matter-I finally managed to capture the little guy. It was a case of capture him myself, or wait for one of my cats to do so. I am somewhat ashamed to say I threw him out into the cold, not knowing what else to do. My concern now is that I might have a colony roosting in my attic. And, shouldn't they be hibernating? If I DO find a colony up there, am I constrained by law to allow them to remain? I looked at your list of recommended bat removal professionals, and there were none in my area. I live in Virginia, near Charlottesville, so if you can provide the name of someone nearby, I would be grateful. Do you know of any humane Charlottesville wildlife removal companies? In the interim, do you have any suggestions for me? I am concerned that if more of the bats get inside, the cats will kill them. The one that was inside last night ended up clinging to a storage crate on the basement floor within easy access of the cat.

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 Charlottesville, call us at 434-333-7605. We can remove bats in attics throughout Albemarle County and even the state of Virginia, but we mostly operate in the greater Charlottesville area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.