Madison 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 Madison.

24/7 Cell Phone: 608-770-7600

We also service Middleton, Shorewood Hills, Fitchburg, Manona, Maple Bluff, Burke, McFarland, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Madison 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 Wisconsin 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 Madison 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 Wisconsin, 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 608-770-7600, 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 Madison 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!

Madison wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, my name is Veronica & I live in a small town called West Madison WI with my elderly parents. Yesterday (Sunday July 6th) my dad & I were sitting outside on the front porch & he said he smelled something that really stinks like it's dead, coming from what he thought was under our deck. I walked around to the side of the house & smelled the same thing but I looked down at the deck & noticed bat droppings. I recognized it right away & looked up at the side of the house (our siding is bowing out & coming loose from the house. It looks like maybe wood underneath the siding) and I saw a little brown bat hanging there. When my dad came out to look at what I had found, the bat crawled higher up into the darker smaller part of the siding. Now we have the problem of trying to figure out how to get rid of the bat, fixing the siding on the house so it can't get back up under there & cleaning up the guano before it makes us all sick. (I have a lot of health issues including asthma.) I do have an older brother who said he could fix the siding, but he's so busy with remodeling his own house, he doesn't know when he could get to us. I'm afraid if we don't get this taken care of quickly, things could get worse. We can't even enjoy sitting outside on our front deck because the odor is so bad. We don't have hardly any money & like I said my parents are elderly & I'm not in the best of health either. What should/can we do to eliminate this problem quickly? I'm attaching a couple of photos I took today of the house & the guano. Let me know ASAP what we can do, please? Thanks!

My response: I guarantee you that the bat guano is not making you sick. I breathe it every week, for many years. It's only a potential problem if it's 100+ years old, and mixed with soil.

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 Madison, call us at 608-770-7600. We can remove bats in attics throughout Dane County and even the state of Wisconsin, but we mostly operate in the greater Madison area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.