Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati.

24/7 Cell Phone: 513-298-5400

We service the greater Cincinnati OH area, including the towns of Bridgetown, Cheviot, Dent, White Oak, Groesbeck, North College Hill, Northbrook, Pleasant Run, Forest Park, Brentwood, Mount Healthy, Wyoming OH, Springdale, Fairfield, Hamilton, Sharonville, Blue Ash, Montgomery,Maderia, Milford OH, and Covington KY, Newport KY, Bellevue, KY, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Cincinnati 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 Ohio 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 Cincinnati 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 Ohio, 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 513-298-5400, 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 Cincinnati 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!

Cincinnati wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, I live in Xenia, OH (yes, I know you're in Florida), and about every 3 to 6 months I find a bat flying around inside my house. I don't know if they live in my attic, or if they live elsewhere and just occasionally get lost and enter my home. In general, I see many bats flying around my extended neighborhood at night. I found your site's bat pages this evening and was fascinated by all the stories and photos. Well done! I have a question about rabies. You wrote the following on your how-to-trap-a-bat page: "Rabid bats don't swoop out of the sky ... they are found clambering or sitting still on the ground." Does this mean that if a bat is flying around inside my house (as opposed to sitting or crawling) it is less likely to be rabid?

Regarding how I get them out of my house, I found the easiest way is to open the top portion of a room's window(s) and then wait for the bat to fly out. Although, one time this backfired on me, and instead of the bat flying out, a second bat flew in through the opened window! I guess the second bat heard the chirps of the bat inside and decide to come and offer assistance. I think I've been too bat-sensitized by Hollywood, because no matter how many times I see one in my house, as soon as it starts flying around I get that "Oh, Lord, that thing might fly directly at me and go into an aggressive frenzy!" feeling. I never kill or harm the bats, but I generally grab a broom or pillow to wield in case their swooping gets too close to me. Also, thank you for your link to the national directory for bat specialists. I found one in my area and will be calling very soon. Mark

Mark, Thanks for the letter. No, a bat on the ground probably doesn't have rabies, it's probably dehydrated or exhausted, but it may have rabies, so never pick up a bat. The second bat that flew through the window probably did hear the first bat. Take care, David

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 Cincinnati, call us at 513-298-5400. We can remove bats in attics throughout Hamilton County and even the state of Ohio, but we mostly operate in the greater Cincinnati area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.