Des Moines 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 Des Moines.

24/7 Cell Phone: 515-446-3748

We service the Des Moines area, including Urbandale, Ankeny, Altoona, Carlisle, Norwalk, Indianola, Perry, north to Ames, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Des Moines 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 Iowa 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 Des Moines 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 our tech at 515-446-3748, 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 Des Moines 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!

Des Moines wildlife control company bat reader email:

Thanks for your informative website. My kids heard an animal noise in the wall of our den, recorded it, and it has been identified as a bat. As far as I know, we've never had bats in our house. I checked the attic space above the den and found a couple small droppings on the insulation, but very few. I believe it (or they) have gotten in between the chimney and the siding. Since there doesn't appear to be a colony in the attic is it possible they'll leave when it warms up and not return? Or, having found a cozy spot, am I advised to contact a company to properly have them excluded when it warms up a bit but before breeding season? Thanks for your advice!

Just wanted to say hi and mention that your website is great. I have been doing bat work now for seven years and will start my eight season this year. I work with get bats out, and we have the same ethical approach to our exclusions as you do. Would be interested to see if we could refer one another, curious where you mainly work out of. Hope to hear back from you sometime soon.

Hey David. Just read your website and I have bats in the attic. My state (Iowa) isn't listed in your list. My roofer is doing my roof and said some have come flying out at him. 5 live ones and a dead one. Does that mean I have a lot of them? He said he sealed up all the openings. It's January so they're hibernating. I don't know what to do, don't have the money to pay someone. I'm really upset about this.

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 Des Moines, call us at 515-446-3748. We can remove bats in attics throughout Polk County and even the state of Iowa, but we mostly operate in the greater Des Moines area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.