Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids.

24/7 Cell Phone: 616-591-5641

We are a full-service wildlife control company serving Grand Rapids MI and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Michigan Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner.Our service range includes downtown Grand Rapids, Comstock Park, Walker, Grandville, Wyoming, Kentwood, Forest Hills, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Grand Rapids 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 Michigan 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 Grand Rapids 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 Michigan, 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 616-591-5641, 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 Grand Rapids 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!

Grand Rapids wildlife control company bat reader email:

I saw a bat in my home 2 nights ago; I swooshed it into a small room, shut the door, and sealed the bottom of it. I didn't know how to catch the bat, plus I was scared of it. I've since been told to get a net, which I did.............I went into that room shutting the door behind me..............but now, I can't find the bat. I went in there during daylight, and when it's dark..........I didn't see or hear any bat. I've checked some of the items in that room (not many in there), and pulled the ones out that I checked........I still haven't seen or heard any bat. Not in that room, nor the rest of the house. Do you think that bat is still in the house??? I've heard nor seen absolutely nothing. Should I get a trap for the inside of my home? Thank you.

Well, as fate would have it, while I was leaving at dawn for the airport I saw my usual 2 bats flying around (I always only see 2 bats) as I was watching them fly around, I saw my 2 bats fly into the corner of the attic... Then I saw another and first, I thought they were the same bats but, close to daybreak, it seems many more flew in... I am in Grand Rapids MI. Can you tell me what type of bats I have and the best company that can get them out of my attic? I would love for them to stay on my property if possible just not in my attic!! Can you give me so e suggestions?

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 Grand Rapids, call us at 616-591-5641. We can remove bats in attics throughout Kent County and even the state of Michigan, but we mostly operate in the greater Grand Rapids area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.