Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg.

24/7 Cell Phone: 717-724-8648

We also service Enola, West Fairview, Wormleysburg, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Shiremanstown, Lemoyne, New Cumberland, Steelton, Swatara, Paxtang, Lawnton, Penbrook, Progress, Paxtonia, Rutherford, Hummelstown, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Harrisburg 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 Pennsylvania 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 Harrisburg 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 Pennsylvania, 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 717-724-8648, 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 Harrisburg 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!

Harrisburg wildlife control company bat reader email:

My family and I live in Central Pennsylvania. We have a very large bat colony in our home. They've grown in numbers in just a few years, and are now very audible through the walls, and the smell is very prominent on our third floor where we have three teenage boys sharing a room. We've always tolerated them, however, now we are now worried about the health risk to our family. Our big question is: Where do we even begin to rid our home of this colony? Do we tackle this ourselves, or do we seek out professionals to help? And, just how costly of a project can this be? Please advise!!!! Gone Batty in PA

Your article on bats and bat removal was very insightful. Yes, we do have a bat problem on the outside of our house in an opening by the siding and chimney. I am guessing about 100 bats are there, we lost count after 52 on the night that we watched them fly out. We have had (2) bat removal companies come and give us an estimate. Both will do removal and clean up. One wants to replace the affected siding everything new and the other says it is not necessary. The one company told me that we had a window of time to let them fly out and he said that once October rolled around that they could not do anymore of the removal due to the laws, is this true? Also, can you recommend an honest company from the Lancaster ,Pa area, someone that we can trust not to take advantage of us.

I am currently working on a commercial restoration project in downtown Harrisburg. The building has a large copper cornice at the top, and it appears to have a large amount of what we suspect is guano inside it. We are in the process of scaffolding the building.

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 Harrisburg, call us at 717-724-8648. We can remove bats in attics throughout Dauphin County and even the state of Pennsylvania, but we mostly operate in the greater Harrisburg area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.