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

Cedar Rapids 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 Affordable Wildlife Solutions for bat control in Cedar Rapids. 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 Iowa licensed and insured.

Call Affordable Wildlife Solutions at 319-774-8730

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 Cedar Rapids 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 Iowa, 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 Affordable Wildlife Solutions, 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 Cedar Rapids bat control project, and with Affordable Wildlife Solutions. 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!

Cedar Rapids wildlife control company bat reader email:

David: We have a bat problem at our house. They are in the attic and coming into our living area. I've removed about 6 that have gotten into our family room. Can you help? We leave for California Friday and I want to figure out where they are getting into the attic and the house asap. When are you available? We have a log cabin up in Cedar Rapids. On the roof were indications of bats coming in under our wood roof. We hired some guys to seal those openings up last September. Now I see droppings (might be mice) and perfectly round nickel sized oily looking and feeling markings on the furniture and wood floor. Does that oily substance have anything to do with bats. It really is hard to clean up. Thanks for your time. I will take advantage this time if it is bats of your directory recommendations.

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 Cedar Rapids, call Affordable Wildlife Solutions at 319-774-8730. They can remove bats in attics throughout Iowa, but they mostly operate in the greater Cedar Rapids 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