Wildlife Education - Information and Advice for the Safe Removal of Bats from Attics

If You Need Professional Bat Help

Before you hire any company to solve your bat problem, do your research! It can save you money, and more importantly, ensure that the job is done correctly. I would ask the following questions:

Describe your bat removal process.
The company should answer that they thoroughly inspect your whole house, including inside the attic (important), and then perform a live exclusion (the bats fly out of one-way netting or funnels), and seal up 100% of the entry holes.

Do you provide attic cleanup?
The answer should preferably be yes, or the ability to refer a company that can do cleanup. If doing cleanup, the company should provide before and after photos in your attic.

Do you guarantee your work?
The company should offer a written guarantee against any bats re-entering the building for a time span, maybe 1 year, maybe more. They should honor this guarantee.

Things to look out for:
NEVER hire a company that uses poisons or pesticides for bat control. In fact, if you hear that, email me or report that company to your state's wildlife commission or the Environmental Protection Agency. Seriously! Also, NEVER hire a company that is willing to perform a bat exclusion during the summer months. Same thing - contact authorities. Companies can do inspections and start pre-sealing during the summer, but never do the exclusion then.

In general, you want a guy who has bat removal experience, who sounds nice and professional, who is properly licensed and insured. No company will be able to tell you a final price over the phone, because like auto repair, each job is very different. Some can give some sort of ballpark, but really, an inspection is necessary. Some companies offer free inspections, some don't.

I have spent 8 years compiling a list of professional companies that I like. Click your city below. You can and should do your own research of course, but these are my picks.

    AL Birmingham
AL Huntsville
AL Mobile
AR Little Rock
AZ Phoenix
AZ Tucson
CA Anaheim
CA Berkeley
CA Fresno
CA Los Angeles
CA Oakland
CA Richmond
CA Sacramento
CA San Diego
CA San Francisco
CA San Jose
CO Colorado Springs
CO Denver
CT Bridgeport
CT Hartford
CT Waterbury
DC Washington DC
FL Boca Raton
FL Clearwater
FL Fort Lauderdale
FL Jacksonville
FL Miami
FL Naples
FL Orlando
FL Saint Petersburg
FL Sarasota
     FL Tampa
FL West Palm Beach
FL Gainesville
FL Saint Augustine
GA Athens-Clarke
GA Atlanta
GA Columbus
GA Macon
IA Des Moines
IL Chicago
IL Springfield
IN Indianapolis
IN South Bend
IN Statewide
KS Kansas City
KS Overland Park
KS Wichita
KY Louisville
KY Lexington
LA New Orleans
MA Boston
MA Lowell
MA Springfield
MD Annapolis
MD Baltimore
MI Detroit
MI Greater Lansing
MI Grand Rapids
MI Kalamazoo
MN Minneapolis
MN Saint Paul
     MO Kansas City
MO Saint Louis
NC Charlotte
NC Fayetteville
NC Greensboro
NC Raleigh
NH Manchester
NJ Camden
NJ Elizabeth
NJ Newark
NJ Paterson
NJ Trenton
NM Albuquerque
NY Albany
NY Buffalo
NY Long Island
NY Nassau County
NY New York City
NY Rochester
NY Syracuse
NY Westchester
OH Akron
OH Cleveland
OH Columbus
OH Cincinnati
OH Dayton
OH Toledo
OK Oklahoma City
OR Eugene
OR Portland
OR Salem
PA Allentown
PA Harrisburg
PA Philadelphia
PA Pittsburgh
PA Scranton
PA Reading
RI Providence
SC Charleston
SC Columbia
SC Myrtle Beach
TN Chattanooga
TN Knoxville
TN Memphis
TN Nashville
TX Austin
TX Dallas
TX Fort Worth
TX Houston
TX Plano
TX San Antonio
UT Salt Lake City
VA Arlington
VA Charlottesville
VA Norfolk
VA Richmond
WA Seattle
WA Olympia
WI Green Bay
WI Madison
WI Milwaukee
WV Charleston

Please don't hold a bat like I am doing in the above photo, you will likely injure it. I have a very good reason for doing so. To learn more about me, the author of this website, at my about me page. If you want to do more research first before hiring a pro, go back to my main bats in the attic home page.

Please be kind to bats! They are valuable animals, not aggressive, and they are vulnerable!
If you have any questions about bats in attics, just email me at david@batsintheattic.org