Buffalo 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 Buffalo.

24/7 Cell Phone: 716-989-5055

Serving Buffalo and the following townships in Northern Erie County, NY: Alden, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Depew, Lancaster, Newstead and Akron.
All of Genesee County, NY including the towns of Alabama, Alexander, Batavia, Bergon, Byron, Darien, Leroy, Pembroke, Stafford, and Pavillion.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 716-989-5055, 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 Buffalo 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!

Buffalo wildlife control company bat reader email:

We have bats in the chimneys of a new and large addition to the old farmhouse. I smelled the guano from inside one room. Then I gently rattled the closed damper and heard a lot of squealing. These are 60 foot tall brick and ceramic lined chimneys built in 2000. When I first moved into my 1835 farmhouse and began renovations, when starting the removal of a cracked plaster ceiling under an attic I had not entered, I inhaled some guano. I fell extremely ill. I thought I had the flu. I went so far into feverish delirium that, I recognized in hindsight, I was beyond seeking help for myself. Its amazing I just did not die. Following that, I left the old plaster and installed sheet rock over it. The guano is still up there. But over several years of gradually finding and filling gaps in the winter when the bats were gone, I managed to eliminate them from the house. The many barns remain full of bats though. I'll follow your advice to watch for the egress from the chimneys at night to spot any masonry flaws (though they are relatively new), wait for winter, then screen the clay chimney pots on top. Sad story: I remember 30 years ago when I moved to this farm my farmer neighbor showing me the screen cone on a pole he used to catch bats leaving his roof at night. He held the cone over the exit holes. He would then drown them in the pond. He said one night he caught and drowned 900. I noticed a coincidence this summer. We have had few bats and few mosquitoes for many years (more than seven). This year there is a substantial increase in the population of both on our farm. Is this a related occurrence? Do bat populations appear or increase in an area when mosquito populations increase? Thanks for putting up a very helpful website. If you hade not done so, best to warn people about the hazards of guano. Bob

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 Buffalo, call us at 716-989-5055. We can remove bats in attics throughout Erie County and even the state of New York, but we mostly operate in the greater Buffalo area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.