Arlington 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 Arlington.

24/7 Cell Phone: 703-881-3164

We also sevice Alexandria, and surrounding areas like McLean, Tysons, Pimmit Hills, Idylwood, Merrifield, West Falls Church, Annandale, Springfield, Franconia, Rose Hill, Seven Corners, Bailey's Crossroads, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Arlington 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 Arlington 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 703-881-3164, 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 Arlington 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!

Arlington wildlife control company bat reader email:

I believe that we have bats in our fireplace chimney. One or two have come into the house, but that is all. They are constantly chirping. I first thought that it was birds and they would go away when the babies grew, but they are there still there and you can hear them swarm in and out. I can't see them, but I figure it must be bats. I saw your website and the "droppings" thing has me worried. How can I get rid of them and make sure they do not come back. In the early Spring we lit a fire to see if we could chase whatever it was away, but that did not work, that was when they came into the house. We live in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington DC. Do you know of any local persons that do what you do? Any advice would be appreciated.

We live in Alexandria VA and have baby bats living in our chimney. Not sure how long they have been living there but they are getting louder by the day. I was planning on just leaving them there until they fly away and then trying to seal up the entry points once they have left. Do you think we need to get a professional in? Should we have our chimney cleaned once they have left. Any advice you could give would be appreciated.

Just wanted u to know how very helpful the info on your website was. I became homeless due to disabilty 2 yrs. ago except for an ancient seasonal family cabin. There is no human attic access short of tearing the roof off and I have been caulking my butt off all summer including at night but it never seems to end! I was going to spend my last dime on 1 of those sonar bat repelllents until I read your info. I can only smell the bats at the rear of the cottage,but not inside but I am terrified one day a ceiling full of poop will collapse on me. I was wondering if bats are drawn to the color red because all cabins on our road being old, only 2 infested are red? Also, you say bats don't chew but something has chewed huge holes up on sides of other red cottage. These neighbors can somewhat afford to hire bat guys and the removal is coming soon but I'm terrified I will get them all! I don't suppose there are any pro bono bat guys who help poor people?

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 Arlington, call us at 703-881-3164. We can remove bats in attics throughout Arlington County and even the state of Virginia, but we mostly operate in the greater Arlington area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.