Albany 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 Albany.

24/7 Cell Phone: 518-874-0315

Our service range includes Glenmont, Mcknownville, Roessleville, Loudonville, Menands, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Albany 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 New York 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 Albany 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 New York, 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 518-874-0315, 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 Albany 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!

Albany wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hello - We bought a house last September and didn't move into it until early October. We have bats. A lot of bats. As we sit outside and watch them pour from our cupola, we count. Last nights count was 68. And we can still hear them squeaking and scratching inside after that number. I believe we have the small brown bats just based on size and description. I know its breeding/young rearing season and don't want to remove them until it's complete (besides I love being practically bugless). I want the bats to stay, just not in my house. I bought a bat house approved by the bat conservation society that houses up to 300 and plan on putting it up in two weeks. I contacted critter company here in Albany and they said the young were already flying and they could do an extraction. I told the lady I had read where mid to end of August is the required date before doing extractions and she assured me I was wrong. As I read your site (trying to find evidence of earlier extraction possibilities) I see end of August is your recommendation. Can you please tell me a couple of things: what is a good date to do this extraction and can you recommend a company here in Albany New York? I live in Plattsmouth, so Albany is about the same travel distance. I'm not trying to tattle, but you did say if a company was willing to do an extraction during this season then to let you know. There is just so many conflicting dates and information out there I want to err on the side of caution. Any assistance you can offer will be appreciated.

My response: August 5 is a little early. But I'm not there to see it firsthand, so I don't know for certain. I would still wait until the 15th. I'm assuming the company doesn't want to lose the potential business.

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 Albany, call us at 518-874-0315. We can remove bats in attics throughout Albany County and even the state of New York, but we mostly operate in the greater Albany area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.