Cleveland 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 Cleveland.

24/7 Cell Phone: 440-527-6300

We service downtown Cleveland, and surrounding areas like Rocky River, Lakewood, Euclid, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, Garfield Heights, Parma, Middleburg Heights, and the whole area.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 440-527-6300, 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 Cleveland 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!

Cleveland wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hello David, What a great job you are doing - well done!! I am from South Africa and we have a huge bat problem at our holiday resort. They are wrecking our ceilings and stinking the chalets with their urine smell. Short of killing the poor things, what suggestions could you give me to capture them alive - I realize it is a bit far for you to come out to us! Your professional assistance and advice would be appreciated. Kind regards Charles

My response: As stated, you don't catch the bats, you EXCLUDE them. You install netting that lets them fly out, but not back in. The key is to seal up all entry holes into your resort buildings.

Thanks for the reply, the problem we have is that if I just EXCLUDE them then they will move into one of the other 100+ chalets. It would be to costly to cover all the buildings due to their size, and closing up the holes is also impossible due to tiles and thatch. Are there no other possible ways of removing them without killing them? Regards, Charles

I called the phone number for the company you recommend for Cleveland Wildlife Removal today and spoke with a very nice lady. I asked to speak with the bat removal guy to ask some of the questions you suggest, but she said they had only one and he was very busy and he would not have time to call me. They charge $99.00 for an initial visit to make recommendations. I told her I wanted to do more checking before deciding and she told me that they were the best company for bat removal in Colorado and that I would probably call back. I have a two story home with vaulted ceilings and cedar shingle siding and I live next to a stream and lake, so lots of bat food. I have had bats under my shingles for years and love what they do in getting rid of mosquitoes. This year is different because I think they brought all their relatives and made their home in the rafter spaces between the ceiling and the roof and behind the fascia . I am starting to smell them in the spare bedroom so perhaps they got into the walls. I have gone out at dusk on several nights but they fly so fast that I cannot tell where the exit spaces are, I am sure there are many. There are at least dozens, perhaps more. There is a lot guano on the garage roof directly below that fascia and the cedar siding singles so I know they are above that...perhaps that group is under the shingles based on the amount of guano on the roof. Any thoughts would be appreciated. By the way, Bats in the Attic is a very thoughtful, and well written article. I have learned more than I ever thought I would need to know about bats. Very helpful.

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 Cleveland, call us at 440-527-6300. We can remove bats in attics throughout Cuyahoga County and even the state of Ohio, but we mostly operate in the greater Cleveland area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.