New York City 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 New York City.

24/7 Cell Phone: 347-650-2446

We service all of New York City, including Manhattan animal control, Brooklyn Pest Control, Queens wildlife removal, and Bronx animal trapping.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in New York City 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 New York 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 New York City 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 New York, 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 347-650-2446, 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 New York City 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!

New York City wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi my name is karletta and I am having bat problems. They have used my wall as a cave. My husband and I want to know how to get them out. I talk to a man that said he could get them out but it was going to be more than 1,000 dollars, and with a new baby and a 4 year old we just don't have that kind of money now. what can we do? please help me if you can. Thank you , you can email me back.

Dear David, I have enjoyed your website and have shared it with our landlord here in Brooklyn NY. Unfortunately, despite being notified in writing on numerous occasions, they are dragging their feet at dealing with our bat issue. From April to October, my daughter endures odor and bat noises that come from her chimney that has been sealed with a board. She is immune deficient and we are concerned about the amount of guano that is building up in this chimney as we suspect it is a well established colony. I alerted them in May 2014 that there were bats in the chimney and I told them the best time to seal the chimney and to inspect for entry points was beginning in November but no later than March and they still have not addressed the issue. I have been trying to find out what our rights are as tenants to require the landlord to address this health issue. We love the home we are renting, like our landlords and really want to stay so we don't want any trouble. However, we also want a safe environment for our daughter. Do you know any housing health codes that may help us? I think the landlords really are not all that concerned or see the need to push towards a solution. The house is three stories which is probably also a hindrance. The 3rd story has no fireplace opening but the 2nd story bedroom has the sealed fireplace and that's where you can hear them flutter in the hottest part of the summer and hear them as well. The smell is like a strong urine, a pungent acrid smell. This can't be healthy. I think if my landlords knew they had some responsibility or liability in this situation, it may help. I have not been able to find much information about this sort of thing. Thank you for any suggestions you may have. My 19 yr old daughter thanks you too! Sincerely, Kathy

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 New York City, call us at 347-650-2446. We can remove bats in attics throughout Kings County and even the state of New York, but we mostly operate in the greater New York City area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.