Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles.

24/7 Cell Phone: 323-319-5130

We operate in the city of Los Angeles, including the the following areas: Encino, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Los Angeles 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 California 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 Los Angeles 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 California, 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 323-319-5130, 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 Los Angeles 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!

Los Angeles wildlife control company bat reader email:

My name is Cary and I'm writing on behalf of Critter Productions, an award winning non-fiction television Production Company based in Los Angeles. We are currently developing a new show about bat removal professionals and were hoping to speak with you about it. We work with many reputable networks including National Geographic Channel, TLC, TRU and Discovery Health. You can read more about us. Please feel free to contact me at the number below. I look forward to talking with you soon. Best, Cary

Hi Cary, sorry we didn't respond to your last email. We've been contacted by many producers, over the years, about wildlife control. Each time we have a "movie star" dream session and goof on Billy The Exterminator for a while. I started fur trapping in 1965 and continued through the 80s until fur became politically incorrect. Our Country was founded on the natural resource, so when everyone stopped trapping fur, the animal population exploded into the need for wildlife control companies. Unfortunately new pest franchises hire the newly unemployed, uniform them and set them up with traps and a truck. About one third of our business referred is coming in behind these "pros" to finish what they couldn't handle. Bats are far more important to our ecology than the "experts" realize. After the mass die off, on our west coast from white-nose syndrome, we are starting to realize the important role bats play in our economy. The disease was brought here by bat researchers from England. This information should alert you and your production company to the fact that coming in contact with bats could be far more dangerous than expected. Please take the time to research bat diseases and know, pigeon feces was just declared a bio-hazard by the EPA, a few years ago. We wear Tyvek suits, Air Powered Respirators and ice suits to deal with bats and their guano. We use Hepa filtered vacuums and Hepa filtered air movers to obtain a negative pressure in the area we clean to keep from contaminating the customers home, and the neighborhood. We bio-fog with a disinfectant, sanitizer, virucide and kill bat mites. You wouldn't want to expose these dangers to the public on TV, because homeowners insurance companies would send a hit-man to snuff out Mike. Unfortunately lack of regulations and oversight allows insurance companies to expose their insured to all wildlife born diseases with total immunity because it's difficult to associate a single case of any infectious disease with a specific site of exposure. We won't open an attic hatch if there are babies, very old or any one who's immune system is jeopardized in the home. If the production crew doesn't adhere to strict bio-hazard protection protocol for themselves and their equipment, they will carry unwanted surprises home to their families and studios. Almost all bat research is performed by bias conservation backed organizations. If they knew as much as we assume, they wouldn't have brought the white nosed syndrome back from England would they? Just last week was referred to us because our competition released hundreds of potentially rabid bats back into the community after finding Rabid bats in her home. In 2009 the county health dept. referred us to an apartment on the USC campus to catch rabid bats. We caught over 250 in the colony and observed them for 24 hours. Sixteen died in the cage, but before dying they went mad, attacked and bite all the others. Needless to say we euthanized the entire colony, unlike our inexperienced competition. We are a family owned and operated business. We know that expert wildlife control requires an education comparable to any 4 year college education program and there are no shortcuts to knowledge gained by experience. As you will soon realize few companies adhere to the monotonous safety protocol we do, and we do not want to teach them how to professionally handle bats for free on national TV. Our knowledge is what separates us from the rest. Thank you for the interest, good luck.

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 Los Angeles, call us at 323-319-5130. We can remove bats in attics throughout Los Angeles County and even the state of California, but we mostly operate in the greater Los Angeles area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.