Olympia 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 Olympia.

24/7 Cell Phone: 360-539-8266

We service the area south of Puget Sound, including Thurston County, Lewis County, Pierce County, and Cowlitz County. We serve the towns of Olympia, north to Shelton, south to Castle Rock, and towns such as Lacey, Montesano, and Centralia, Galvin, & Chehalis in between.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Olympia 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 Washington 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 Olympia 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 Washington, 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 360-539-8266, 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 Olympia 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!

Olympia wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hello David, My name is Chris and I have been reading your homepage a lot in the last couple of days. I think that It has been the most interesting and informative bat information by far and want to thank you for the knowledge I have gained thus far. I have lived in a very nice rental home for several years (6) and have known for quite some time that a few bats would fly out in the evening and then return later and I was content with it. However, now 6 years later that number has increased well beyond a hundred possibly more. Problem: I now need to inform my landlord who (lives in Florida and I live in southern Washington near Olympia) and I am concerned that he will be the type to try and exterminate the bats and not go about the process legally. I don't know the species type or if endangered but I do (thanks to you) now know they are very protected and I too love our wildlife and wish only the best for the bats. But it has come to the point now that this issue must be addressed as I have 2 little ones in my home now and after what I've read so far it's probably not a good idea to let them continue roosting in my chimney. I was wondering if you could give me any advise on this issue? Thanks for all you do David. Chris

I found your Website by accident while doing some bat research. Today while cleaning, I found a bat nestled all comfy like in the basement window sill of my 1870 Italianate Victorian home. It startled me as I opened the window to let air in, but I soon realized he was more interested in resting than attacking me. I was absolutely fascinated by it, as this was the closest encounter I have ever had a with a bat. I soon discovered that he was of no immediate harm to me, so I closed the window and let him be. They are beautiful animals, and I agree with you that they should not be harmed in any way. Now, I can't honestly say that I am not thrilled to death knowing there is a bat in my basement, but until I can have it removed safely, or he decides to leave on his own, I will let my new little buddy be. Your Website was very cool and informative. Thank you very much for all the valuable information!!

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 Olympia, call us at 360-539-8266. We can remove bats in attics throughout Thurston County and even the state of Washington, but we mostly operate in the greater Olympia area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.