Lakeland 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 Lakeland.

24/7 Cell Phone: 863-232-5058

We are based in Polk County and the entire Lakeland / Winter Haven area.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Lakeland 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 Florida 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 Lakeland 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 Florida, 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 863-232-5058, 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 Lakeland 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!

Lakeland wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, I realize that you are probably inundated with emails re bats and I know your website covers most things but the bat I have in the bedroom is lying on the floor just behind the french windows and I thought at first it was dead but when I gently poked it with a broom it's mouth opened and it kind of snared at me. It has been in the same position now for three days and hasn't moved even after poking it. It is a little brown bat and I know it came in through the chimney in the bedroom. I have had this happen three times in the the last three weeks. Do you think it is dying or that is is just sleeping. I don't believe it wakes up at night as it really is in an identical position to what it has been for three days. I am in Southern Spain and I cannot find anyone to advise me about bats. We don't appear to have any kind of bat association here and I am not even sure if they are a protected species in Florida. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Kind regards, Davina

My response: Is it currently cold outside in Lakeland FL? The bat could be in a state of torpor, which is a kind of hibernation. If you don't want it in the house, wrap it up in a towel and toss it outside. Of course, it sounds like you've got a colony of them living in the attic or walls. That must be addressed at some point.

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 Lakeland, call us at 863-232-5058. We can remove bats in attics throughout Polk County and even the state of Florida, but we mostly operate in the greater Lakeland area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.