Wildlife Education - Information and Advice for the Safe Removal of Bats from Attics

Indiana Indiana 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 American Bat Removal for bat control in the state of Indiana. I have communicated with this company for many years, and they abide 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 Indiana licensed and insured.


Call American Bat Removal at 317-759-9407

American Bat services the whole state of Indiana, including the towns of Terre Haute, Lebanon, Gary, Wabash, Muncie, Logansport, Monticello, Delphi, and the whole state.

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 Indiana 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 Indiana, 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 for Terre Haute or Fort Wayne bat removal, including American Bat Removal, 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 Gary bat control project, and with American Bat Removal. You can email me personally if you have any problems with this company, and I will talk to them, but I doubt that will be necessary. Good luck!

Indiana wildlife control company bat reader email:

I have had two instances in the past month where a bat made its way into my house--yes, inside. The first was just before Christmas, and I was able to capture the creature and release it outside. The second was last night, with below 0 wind chills outdoors. Unable to reach animal control-or anyone else for that matter-I finally managed to capture the little guy. It was a case of capture him myself, or wait for one of my cats to do so. I am somewhat ashamed to say I threw him out into the cold, not knowing what else to do. My concern now is that I might have a colony roosting in my attic. And, shouldn't they be hibernating? If I DO find a colony up there, am I constrained by law to allow them to remain? I looked at your list of recommended bat removal professionals, and there were none in my area. I live in Evansville, IN, so if you can provide the name of someone nearby, I would be grateful. In the interim, do you have any suggestions for me? I am concerned that if more of the bats get inside, the cats will kill them. The one that was inside last night ended up clinging to a storage crate on the basement floor within easy access of the cat.

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 Indiana, or Muncie bat removal, call American Bat Removal at 317-759-9407. They can remove bats in attics throughout Indiana, but they mostly operate in the greater Indiana area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.

Please be kind to bats! They are valuable animals, not aggressive, and they are vulnerable!
If you have any questions about bats in attics, just email me at david@batsintheattic.org