Reading 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 Reading.

24/7 Cell Phone: 570-240-4883

We also service Wernersville, Whitfield, Spring Ridge, Laureldale, Temple, Mount Penn, Reiffton, Lorane, Kenhorst, Shillington, Wyomissing, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Reading 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 Pennsylvania 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 Reading 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 Pennsylvania, 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 570-240-4883, 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 Reading 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!

Reading wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, I had a small part of my second floor bathroom ceiling removed to install a fan. Last night, two bats made their way into the living room. So this must mean bats are living up above. I don't have an attic. There is a very shallow vertical space above most of the second floor, roughly about 20-24" high. Is this space still large enough to support a colony substantial enough to cause damage, odor and health risks? Should I still look into bat removal? It looks very expensive, to say the least, and I have had a spate of somewhat expensive disasters this winter. How long can it wait? I have seen only one bat in my house before this in the past 12 years. Thanks for your help.

I need to schedule an appointment to have you look at my Mother's house. There were bats in her attic last summer. They are gone right now because its winter but they will by back in the spring. I need to have the house sealed up so they can't get back in as well as have the attic cleaned. There is some bat crap in there but not a lot. Please call me when you get a chance. She lives in an older wooden two story home with lots and lots of attic space. He discovered 5 bats in his house yesterday. We suspect there are lots more in the attic but no one has checked it out. Can you recommend anyone who can go.

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 Reading, call us at 570-240-4883. We can remove bats in attics throughout Berks County and even the state of Pennsylvania, but we mostly operate in the greater Reading area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.