Salinas 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 Salinas.

24/7 Cell Phone: 831-585-1640

We serve the entire Monterey Bay area, from Santa Cruz animal control to Scotts Valley, Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Rio del Mar, Freedom, Watsonville, Castroville, Prunedale, Marina, Pacific Grove, Seaside, and Monterey.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Salinas 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 California 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 Salinas 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 California, 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 831-585-1640, 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 Salinas 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!

Salinas wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi- I am renting an apartment. I am 70 years old and unfortunately get freaked out when a bat is flying around the house. Thank you for the information about how to catch them, using a towel. I wish I had known that before. I moved in here last August and we've just had or second episode with bats. After the first one the landlord said he had a bat house he was going to install. Didn't. The other night I opened the back door to go into the apartment and a bat flew out. I called the landlord. As far as I knew the bat should have still been in the hall/stairway. He sent his helper who couldn't find the bat. Later, after he was gone, there was another (or same?) bat in my apartment. It flew into the bathroom so I closed the door and stuffed towels at the bottom. When the guy came in the morning he couldn't find any bat in there. There was an open space around a pipe that Eric plugged with brillo. I see on the internet that there are companies that can assist in removal of bats. Do you recommend that we hire one? (actually, not me - but that I prevail upon the landlord to get someone soon!) Do you recommend a bat house?

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 Salinas, call us at 831-585-1640. We can remove bats in attics throughout Monterey County and even the state of California, but we mostly operate in the greater Salinas area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.