Bellingham 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 Bellingham.

24/7 Cell Phone: 360-707-7770

We also service the surrounding towns of Ferndale, Lynden, Birch Bay, Blaine, Laurel, Everson, Nooksack, Deming, Geneva, Sedro Woolley, Anacortes, Burlington, and Mount Vernon.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Bellingham 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 Washington 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 Bellingham 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 Washington, 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 360-707-7770, 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 Bellingham 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!

Bellingham wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, Thank you for putting such an informative website out, it has been very helpful! I have a Gothic Revival house that was finished in the 1850s in central Kentucky and have been having a lot of trouble with bats. I read that not all of the bats are ever 100% gone from a colony. Is there an exception for winter time? I had bats behind almost every single shutter, in the attic and in one of the chimneys, but I'm not seeing them right now so I'm wondering if it's a good time to seal things up. Also, do you have any recommendations for how to keep them out from behind the shutters? Thank you so much for your help!

Hello David, Recently we bought a home, about a week ago. We bought an older home and down in the laundry room there is a window that leads to a sealed in overhang of the house. Well I looked out the window and saw bat droppings. Now this window has lots of insulation between the glass and the overhang. I can see where they have made little holes and nests in the insulation. We had a home inspection with a highly recommended inspector. He had told us there was a small hole in our siding and I didn't think anything of it. We looked at this home twice, both times around dusk. I did not see any of this when I pulled back the curtain in the laundry room to look out the window to see what was there. Now I am also wondering why the home inspector didn't see this. I can also see in the laundry room between the beams of the basement wall, were the foundation meets the house there is insulation and there are the same kinds of holes. I am pretty freaked out!!! I know bats are dormant in winter. Can you do a live bat removal in the winter? We called a company out of Bellingham Washington to give us an estimate, they will be coming out on 12/26 So now that we have the home and I was going to hang up a new curtain over the window.. I saw all of this and freaked out. Our current home that we are renting is an amazing home, the owners are selling it! Funny thing is I couldn't wait to leave because this summer we have had three bats in our house. I know there are coming in through the attic and told the owner this since the vent has no screen over it and can see them flying into the attic. The last thing In the house we just bought is a bat. I previously had a home for 12 years and never had a bat in it! So my question I guess is what is the best way to remove them in winter? Thanks

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 Bellingham, call us at 360-707-7770. We can remove bats in attics throughout Whatcom County and even the state of Washington, but we mostly operate in the greater Bellingham area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.