Richmond 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 Richmond.

24/7 Cell Phone: 804-621-7450

Some of our coverage areas include: Goochland County, Louisa County, Fluvanna County, Orange County, Powhatan County, Albemarle County, Henrico County, Hanover County, Mineral, Gordonsville, Keswick, Earlysville, Charlottesville, and Richmond.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Richmond 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 Richmond 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 804-621-7450, 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 Richmond 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!

Richmond wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, I am trying to utilize the useful info on your Website to batproof my home. Do you ever see instances where the bats will enter an attic through the ridge vent. Obviously we cannot plug those areas. Does ridge vent typically have a screen built in or should I replace the ridge vent and make sure there is a screen over the roof cutout. I have no evidence they are entering there I just want to be sure before I seal the other areas that they don't then go in through the RV. Also, once the house is sealed, will the bats go someplace else nearby or leave the area entirely? Thanks for your help. Tim

My response: Bats sometimes get in through the ridge cap (you're not talking about the gable vent, are you?) Either way, all you have to do is install 1/2" grade or 1/4" grade steel mesh over the areas once you've excluded the bats. This retains full ventilation.

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 Richmond, call us at 804-621-7450. We can remove bats in attics throughout Henrico County and even the state of Virginia, but we mostly operate in the greater Richmond area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.