Newark 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 Newark.

24/7 Cell Phone: 973-272-4133

Our service range includes all of Essex County and the surrounding area, including Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City, West New York, Secaucus, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Newark 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 Jersey 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 Newark 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 Jersey, 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 973-272-4133, 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 Newark 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!

Newark wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, Thank you for your excellent web site. I have read it thoroughly. We live in a large Victorian house in a suburb of Newark NJ. Since living here (13 years), we have found and removed (or had our friendly animal control experts remove) one bat nearly every year, usually around late August-September. We have filled any visible holes as we work on the house but, as you might imagine, it is nearly impossible to find them all in such a home.

This year, we have had 3 bats show up in our house, one as early as June in the daytime and two within a week in August. I do animal rescue and love all animals but, truthfully, we have had it and are about at our wits end. The bats are freaking me out--they are too close for comfort. We walk around looking up all the time, just waiting for the next uninvited flying guest.

We have examined our attic every year and have never seen evidence of bats roosting there, which leads us to believe they are either somewhere on the outside of the house, in a nearby tree (we have many), or in the chimneys, but again, we've seen no concrete evidence of this. Our chimneys have hardware cloth over them to keep out squirrels (that only happened once) but we understand that may not keep bats at bay.

I recently contacted two bat exclusion professionals, including the one you recommend for the Newark area. I called them both twice within a week or so and never even received a call back. I understand that this is a busy season, but I am annoyed that they didn't even call me back after two phone calls and so, reluctant to use them at all at this point. We have purchased and are preparing a good bat house to place at the rear of our property but I also understand this is not a magic solution, though we're hoping it may help after an exclusion.

At this point, I am waiting for some help from my buddy at Animal Control. She has offered to help us try to identify where they are roosting (we will need several people to help with this, given the size of our home), and apparently someone else at our AC has the one-way door material and could be able to help us once we've identified the entry point or points. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions. At the very least, I wanted to let you know that Bat Pro, the company you recommend, did not return my calls, the last of which was at least two weeks ago. Again, I know that everyone is busy but let's face it, you don't want to wait for weeks when you need help with a bat problem! Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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 Newark, call us at 973-272-4133. We can remove bats in attics throughout Essex County and even the state of New Jersey, but we mostly operate in the greater Newark area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.