Portland 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 Portland.

24/7 Cell Phone: 503-894-6021

We service the greater Portland OR area.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Portland 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 Oregon 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 Portland 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 Oregon, 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 503-894-6021, 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 Portland 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!

Portland wildlife control company bat reader email:

We live in a two story 90 yr old home. In the last 4 years we have had 5 bats, at different times flying at nite in the living area of the house. Recently we found them in our furnace 4 dead ones. we have closed up all areas on roof. put screen in all heat vents and cold air returns. one was seen tonight in cold air vent. we could hear it in furnace . any suggestions how the heck they get in there? We have a front porch maybe under there? Have u ever had a case of bats in the furnace? HELP. Thank - u Diane and Butch from Portland

Hello David, My name is Tim. I live in Klamath Falls, Oregon. My chimney has become infested with hundreds of bats. A couple of dozen have dropped down in back of the wood insert and have entered my house. I like bats...they keep the bugs down but I don't like them in my house and I don't like what I read about their dung carrying a disease that could infect humans. I've attempted to get a hold of the nearest removal expert near Klamath Falls - Medford Animal Control & Pest Wildlife Removal that is listed in your US directory but haven't heard back. If they don't respond what do I do? Thank you, Tim

David, I recently removed a bat that was caught in the metal mesh over my gutter (the gutter guard). Bats seem to only be here seasonally but reside under my metal roof and I am looking to get them excluded. I met a guy with coppermine pest control who seemed very knowledgable and would only put up exclusion devices after august. He was not on your list and I was curious if you have ever received any feedback on them. Also, still trying to ID the bat. I am torn between an evening bat and little brown bat. Someone told me it was a maternal colonly and likely the little brown bat. It was small. I have only noticed them in spring/early summer. Does this behavior and nesting spot sound more like the little brown. I am in North OR near Portland in the mountains apx 1 hour south of Vancouver WA. Thank you for your time and caring for the bats. I love the bats. Also, can you suggest a certain type of bat house. I would like to put one up and I know I need to face it the direction of where they were living. I am concerned about the spores in the bat guana however?

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 Portland, call us at 503-894-6021. We can remove bats in attics throughout Multnomah County and even the state of Oregon, but we mostly operate in the greater Portland area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.