Chicago 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 Chicago.

24/7 Cell Phone: 773-295-1230

We service all of Cook County, including the towns of Arlington Heights, Palatine, Wheeling, Northbrook, Glenview, Wilmette, Skokie, Evanston, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Oak Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Oak Forest, Harvey, & Calumet City.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Chicago 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 Illinois 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 Chicago 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 Illinois, 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 773-295-1230, 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 Chicago 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!

Chicago wildlife control company bat reader email:

We have a bat somewhere in our basement. My brother saw it flying around this morning at 5:AM. Now being daylight we can't find it and there are many places it can hid in the basement beams and partially tiled ceiling. So it could be up in those tiles in the beams. My question is could it have found it's way back out? Is it possibly hiding in our basement. What time will it come to life and go back to bed? Should I let my dog sniff around and can a dog pick up the scent to help us locate it? Do they prefer specific spots like up high or down low/ Where can one hope to find it? Should I bait it and with what? How can we draw it out into sight so we can catch it and let it go free. We are not looking to kill it just get it out so we sleep better. We have already opened a basement window wide and turned off all the lights. Could it be almost certain that it will leave that way? What is the best way? Thank You! Please help! We can't afford pest control because we have way to many other things that come first. If someone would come for say 50.00 or 100.00 that would be one thing but the process I'm reading about sounds like thousands. As far as we know we have one lost bat. Thanks again Christine

My response: The bat will either go out the way it came in, or it'll die in some crevice where you'll never find it. But beware - bats in the basement are often the result of a colony of bats already living somewhere in the attic or walls of a house.

Thank You! We found the bat this morning about 8:30 flying around. It made it's way up to the third floor because we left the basement door open. Or it came up the laundry shoot. It landed on a white wall and stayed there. We put a bowl over it slid a piece of cardboard down the wall behind it and it was pretty tame like, we let it go outside and I hope the part about a nest in the wall or attic is so, so, so not true in this case. It is the first bat I've seen in SD in the 18 years I've been here. Thank You Much for Responding. Christine

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 Chicago, call us at 773-295-1230. We can remove bats in attics throughout Cook County and even the state of Illinois, but we mostly operate in the greater Chicago area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.