Knoxville 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 Knoxville.

24/7 Cell Phone: 865-312-7211

Servicing all of Knox and Loudon Counties. Also servicing parts of Roane, Anderson, and Blount Counties including Lenoir City, Oak Ridge, and Kingston.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Knoxville 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 Tennessee 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 Knoxville 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 Tennessee, 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 865-312-7211, 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 Knoxville 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!

Knoxville wildlife control company bat reader email:

I was looking at your site but I did not see anything relating to removing a slate roof with bats in the slate. Will the bats leave when removing slate and what is the best time of the year to do the removal. Would bat boxes on the side of our barn help? Scott

Bat boxes are nice, but they won't affect your current bat situation. If you remove the slates now, the bats will fly away. However, they are pregnant, and will give birth in about 4 weeks. So either remove the slate now, or wait until mid-August, when the babies can fly.

David, After researching bat removal, you seem to be the person most interested and educated about this topic. I live in Madison WI and you recommend Stateline Animal Control, Inc for exclusion. Wildlife Control is here in Knoxville and is recommended on another wildlife site---Nationwide Wildlife Removal - 2015. Is there some reason you list Stateline and not Wildlife Control? Since Stateline is 2 hours away and Wildlife Control is about 20 minutes away, all things being equal, I would think they would be more economical for us. If Stateline offers something that company doesn't or does a significantly better job we would certainly take that into consideration. We want the best job for the most economical price. At this point we have not contacted either company. I don't know if there are any more companies in this area I should also consider. I believe we have bats in our chimney -- we have a gas log and haven't used it for the past two winters -- I found what I think is bat droppings just inside the glass doors on the floor of the fireplace which would be just below the inner wall. The chimney was relined a few years back. I know we have bats behind our shutters in the summer and wonder if there may be some in the attic also. Our house was built in 1970. Thanks for any light you can shed on this subject

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 Knoxville, call us at 865-312-7211. We can remove bats in attics throughout Knox County and even the state of Tennessee, but we mostly operate in the greater Knoxville area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.