Oakland 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 Oakland.

24/7 Cell Phone: 925-478-4254

We operate on the east side of the bay, from Piedmont to Alameda, to Moraga, and south to San Leandro, Ashland, Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City, and Fremont.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Oakland 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 Oakland 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 925-478-4254, 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 Oakland 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!

Oakland wildlife control company bat reader email:

Wondering if you can recommend any bat removal specialists in the East Bay area near Berkeley? I just poked my head into the attic and had one do a fly by over my head. I hope the neighbors windows weren't open. Ha. Thanks!

David - We have a retirement home in El Cerrito CA. We just noticed this weekend the entry point - and after reading your article, certainly don't want to relocate these guys with babies being unable to take flight, but I have a LOT of wildlife and 6 domestic animals. The black tar-like feces is piling up on my deck next to my chimney where they must be living. What can I do to protect my local wildlife and more importantly, my cats and dogs to this fecus. Is there something I can spray on it directly? If it appears they are living more in our outside soffit areas than directly inside our fireplace, do you believe the spores would be in our inside air? Is there any testing or signs? Any help would be appreciated!

Hi David. I live in a eight-storey condo in Oakland CA. We have bats roosting in the old abandoned chimney. I go up to the roof deck and see them fly into the chimney between 8:30 and 9:00 pm (spring and summer months). I've observed them there for about 6 years now. 3 of us on condo board favor just leaving them alone since there are no obvious problems from them. However, someone on the 7th floor is making a stink about them (she still thinks they're birds - we haven't dropped the "bat bomb" on her yet cuz we're worried she'll flip out and go on an anti-bat rampage). We're inclined to ignore her suggestion that we "fence them out" of the chimney. I sent a ranting email back to our condo resident manager and told him, in no uncertain terms, that no one is to even think about doing anything to the bat colony lest we be smacked with a hefty fine for violating the ESA. Can you offer advice on whether we should just leave the colony at peace, or is the guano build up a potential health hazard? What should be do to quell the wrath of any anti-bat protesters in the building? We wanna keep our bats and keep it quiet from the residents that they're in the chimney. We don't want the anti-wildlife people to find out about them and start freaking out over them. Thanks, Paula

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 Oakland, call us at 925-478-4254. We can remove bats in attics throughout Alameda County and even the state of California, but we mostly operate in the greater Oakland area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.