Wildlife Education - Information and Advice for the Safe Removal of Bats from Attics

Poughkeepsie 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 Got Wildlife? for bat control in Poughkeepsie. I have communicated with this company for many years, and they abide 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 York licensed and insured.

Call Got Wildlife? at 845-772-2381

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 Poughkeepsie 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 York, 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 Got Wildlife?, 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 Poughkeepsie bat control project, and with Got Wildlife?. You can email me personally if you have any problems with this company, and I will talk to them, but I doubt that will be necessary. Good luck!

Poughkeepsie wildlife control company bat reader email:

David, I had a bat fly into my living room on the coldest night of the winter. It had crawled under the walk-in attic door and flown downstairs. Other than that there is only one piece of poop that looks non mouse (another problem). However, the poop is not a pile of guano but looks like a combination of mouse and bird - pink and while liquid with pellets. So, I don't know how big my bat problem is. I contacted ACS in Arlington, VA from your website. They gave me an estimate to seal the freeze brad gap around the house, screen off the vents and disinfect the attic. The latter concerns me. Is an aerosol spray safe and acceptable. I'm willing to wear a mask and clean the pile but I can't get to all the space in this A frame attic full of boxes. Please advice

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 Poughkeepsie, call Got Wildlife? at 845-772-2381. They can remove bats in attics throughout New York, but they mostly operate in the greater Poughkeepsie area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.

Please be kind to bats! They are valuable animals, not aggressive, and they are vulnerable!
If you have any questions about bats in attics, just email me at david@batsintheattic.org