Norfolk 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 Norfolk.

24/7 Cell Phone: 757-550-4886

We service southeast Virginia, including the Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Hamton areas.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Norfolk 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 Virginia 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 Norfolk 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 Virginia, 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 757-550-4886, 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 Norfolk 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!

Norfolk wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi, excellent website. In our 24ft log home ceiling, we think we have bats. Partly because we captured a larger bat flying above our bed and the next night there was a little one flying around. There is a small crack between the beam and ceiling. There is squeaking and poop on the floor below that is firm, but flakes and is about 1/2" long. What is odd that is not described on your website is that lots of little wood chips were pushed out with the poop. Do they cut extra room into the cracks to cause this? At first we thought it was rats, but based on your info and the bats in the house that we have no idea how they got in, we think they are rats. What do you think about the wood chips? Thanks. We are at 100 ft in the mountains near Norfolk VA.

My response: No idea about the wood chips. Bats are very fragile, and they wouldn't make wood chips. Maybe natural deterioration?

When would bats that have been forced out of their home base return to the home base. Would they return during maternity time or once they have been forced out do they never return to the original home base.

Good morning David! I found your website after standing outside last night only to look up and see quite a few BATS flying from the roofline of my house...Probably explains the small dog sized bat (yes I am exaggerating) that I recent had in my living room about a month ago which I managed to sequester it to the point where I could get it to fly out the door. Also probably explains some scratching I've heard but assumed it was a mouse. Is it a bad time of year to seal up the house and have them move on? It's pretty clear they've moved in and because it was warm last night they decided to go out for a spin :) I certainly do not want to use poison or have them killed... Can you give any advice? Appreciate your help!

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 Norfolk, call us at 757-550-4886. We can remove bats in attics throughout Norfolk County and even the state of Virginia, but we mostly operate in the greater Norfolk area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.