Wildlife Education - Information and Advice for the Safe Removal of Bats from Attics

Burlington 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 Into the Wild for bat control in Burlington. I have communicated with this company for many years, and they abide 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 Vermont licensed and insured.

Call Into the Wild at 802-651-6863

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 Burlington 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 Vermont, 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 Into the Wild, 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 Burlington bat control project, and with Into the Wild. You can email me personally if you have any problems with this company, and I will talk to them, but I doubt that will be necessary. Good luck!

Burlington wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David -- We have pile of guano on our driveway every summer. I would guess that on any given morning, if I swept it up and put it in a measuring cup, the guano would amount to about 1 cup. Last summer I did a bat observation and only saw one bat exit (via the vent into our attic, at the peak of our house). Is it probable that we only have a bat or two or three? Or are there usually more? this weekend a bat was in our bedroom. My husband believes it entered the room via the opening between the window frame and our air conditioning window unit. I guess my main questions are:
1. Is it likely that we only have a bat or two? Or "if there's one there's 100"?
2. If we opt to use a company, can you give me a ballpark of what we could expect to pay?
3. Living in southern Vermont, would it be safe to do the exclusion after mid August?
Any feedback you can provide is appreciated!

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 Burlington, call Into the Wild at 802-651-6863. They can remove bats in attics throughout Vermont, but they mostly operate in the greater Burlington area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.

Please be kind to bats! They are valuable animals, not aggressive, and they are vulnerable!
If you have any questions about bats in attics, just email me at david@batsintheattic.org