Austin 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 Austin.

24/7 Cell Phone: 512-298-4791

We service the entire Austin region, including the towns of Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Elgin, West Lake Hills, Lockhart, San Marcos animal & and all of Travis County and surrounding regions.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Austin 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 Texas 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 Austin 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 Texas, 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 512-298-4791, 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 Austin 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!

Austin wildlife control company bat reader email:

Greetings. With the long 4th of July weekend, I elected to send you an email to enquire about your services. We just discovered that a colony of bats that had prior been located outside our attic, broke through the attic screen and are now living inside. We estimate there are about 30ish adult bats. I would like to know the availability of your services? What exactly do you offer as far as relocation, repair, and clean-up? Thank you for your reply. Terry

My response: For starters...are you in the Austin area? If so, please review this website for a complete description of the services we offer. It is illegal to exclude bats from current roosts since this is their maternity season. This means that there are flightless young in your attic, along with the adults that you have seen exiting the building. We can start this work up again only in the middle of August when we can be sure that all young can fly. If you would like to be added to our callback list for August, please forward your phone number and address. Thank you, David

Hi David, my name is Bonnie. I am just a housekeeper and the people that I clean for asked me to do the attic. Well, of course, I am no professional. I am so desperate for money that I volunteered for the job to clean it up. I went to their house and went up in the attic and it was like a carpet of feces. I did not see any bats hanging or I would have flown down the stairs. I am going to get that mask and suit and a shop vac that I can dispose of. In this article they claimed that there is a enzme cleaner. Would Home depot selll that? I don't know what I should use to scrub with? Or isn't there anything that I could buy off the shelf? I know I am taking a big risk by doing this, but I HAVE to do it for the money. I don't even have any money for food for the rest of the month. I hope you understand. Please advise me of what I can or cannot do. Thanks so much for your time and assistance. bonnie

This type of job is usually worth at least $2000. Usually diseases transmitted by wildlife droppings is very rare. So long as you don't come into direct contact with or eat the feces, it's no problem. However, it's still a good idea to clean the attic for several reasons - both sanitation and because the odor of the rats/mice can lure in new ones. I have cleaned well over 200 attics that contain rat feces. I wear a Tyvek suit, latex cloves, a HEPA respirator mask, and I remove the feces with a vacuum, plus the soiled insulation, and bag it in plastic bags. I then fog the attic with a special cleaner called Bac-Azap, which helps decontaminate. I use a fogger sold on called "Electric Atomist Sprayer" You can try this yourself at your own risk or hire a local company in your area off of my professionals directory.

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 Austin, call us at 512-298-4791. We can remove bats in attics throughout Travis County and even the state of Texas, but we mostly operate in the greater Austin area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.