Charleston 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 Charleston.

24/7 Cell Phone: 843-628-0972

We also service north to Summerville, Ladson, Goose Creek, Hanahan, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Johns Island, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Charleston 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 South Carolina 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 Charleston 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 South Carolina, 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 843-628-0972, 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 Charleston 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!

Charleston wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, I just read your entire web page about bats/removal but didn't see this issue addressed: We did a bat count in about July, and counted 30 bats exiting our home at dusk. They left droppings on the driveway all summer and we are pretty sure this was their main entrance/exit site. We did not act on the bat exclusion process and now the cooler South Carolina nights seem to be keeping the bats in the house. I'm assuming they multiplied over the summer, so I wouldn't be surprised if we have 100 or more bats. Last night I could hear "rustling" sounds in the ceiling above our 2nd-floor bedroom. Question: Is there any way to get rid of them now that they seem to be hibernating? Or do we need to wait until next summer? Thanks for your help

Hi David, We live in eastern South Carolina near Charleston in a house built in 1902 and now we have bats. I have seen them nesting in spaces between the chimney and house. I think they get into the house through the vents in the fireplace. I am trying to contact a bat removal company, but in the meantime, we've had three in the house that I've caught or let out a door. Question: Will stuffing the vents with tin foil (that can be removed afterwards) be effective? Will the bats chew thru the foil like a mouse? I'd just like to keep them out until we can do a removal process. I am finding bat guano in the morning on the concrete entryway to our house at the two inside corners beside the entry door. We do not have an attic. I have no idea if they are entering the house at the top corners and have no idea where they would be roosting. Should I try to find an exterminator? 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 Charleston, call us at 843-628-0972. We can remove bats in attics throughout Charleston County and even the state of South Carolina, but we mostly operate in the greater Charleston area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.