Gainesville 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 Gainesville.

24/7 Cell Phone: 352-415-9031

Our service range includes downtown Gainesville, Alachua, High Springs, Newberry, Archer, Williston, Starke, Keystone Heights, Melrose, Hawthorne, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Gainesville 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 Florida 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 Gainesville 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 Florida, 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 352-415-9031, 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 Gainesville 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!

Gainesville wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hello David, My name is Chris and I have been reading your homepage a lot in the last couple of days. I think that It has been the most interesting and informative bat information by far and want to thank you for the knowledge I have gained thus far. I have lived in a very nice rental home for several years (6) and have known for quite some time that a few bats would fly out in the evening and then return later and I was content with it. However, now 6 years later that number has increased well beyond a hundred possibly more. Problem: I now need to inform my landlord who (lives in Florida and I live in southern Gainesville FL) and I am concerned that he will be the type to try and exterminate the bats and not go about the process legally. I don't know the species type or if endangered but I do (thanks to you) now know they are very protected and I too love our wildlife and wish only the best for the bats. But it has come to the point now that this issue must be addressed as I have 2 little ones in my home now and after what I've read so far it's probably not a good idea to let them continue roosting in my chimney. I was wondering if you could give me any advise on this issue? Thanks for all you do David. Chris

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 Gainesville, call us at 352-415-9031. We can remove bats in attics throughout Alachua County and even the state of Florida, but we mostly operate in the greater Gainesville area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.