Houston 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 Houston.

24/7 Cell Phone: 713-244-6679

We service the Greater Houston area, including the towns of Jersey Village, Aldine, Friendswood, League City, Texas City, Pearland, Missouri City, Sugar Land, Mission Bend, Bellaire, Hedwig Village, Katy, Richmond, and Rosenberg, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Houston 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 Texas 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 Houston 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 Texas, 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 713-244-6679, 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 Houston 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!

Houston wildlife control company bat reader email:

We have a chimney that has several bats living in it. Not sure exactly how many. The chimney has no holes in the brick mortar....it's ceramic lined and the bats are living just above the flue door, above the fire box. I could see one (good sized one, too) by looking down with a flashlight. How do they get in and out ? Do they climb up the walls and then take off..... or do they fly 20' vertically up the 13"x13" shaft ? I built an exclusion device. It's based on the Bat Cone concept. I have a 14"x14" wood sheet that has a 4" hole cut in one of the corners. I thought it should be by the edge to enable them to find it easily. I took a 4" flexible dryer exhaust vent hose and connected it to the hose, with about 2" hanging down below the wood. I will put that hose up against the ceramic liner in one of the corners. The hose comes up, then turns 180 downward. At the end of the hose (part that looks toward the ground)...I attach a large liter-sized coke bottle. The bottom of the bottle is cut out and I taped that to the flexible hose. The other end has the mouth of the bottle. I cut the tip off so that I have about 1" opening. My theory is that they will find the outlet, climb up the hose, fall out the bottom, do their hunting and when they come back they won't have anything to grip on and will be unable to enter the bottle. I would leave it on there several days and then install the chimney cap with a fine mesh covering. But are they climbing up the inside liner? There are no holes, cracks, etc. They're not flying up vertically that high are they? Will this design work?

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 Houston, call us at 713-244-6679. We can remove bats in attics throughout Harris County and even the state of Texas, but we mostly operate in the greater Houston area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.