Rochester 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 Rochester.

24/7 Cell Phone: 585-267-5888

Serving the greater Rochester, NY area
All of Wayne County, NY including the towns of Walworth, Macedon, Williamson, Ontario, Pultneyville, Sodus Point, Wolcott, Newark, and more.
Serving Rochester and Eastern Monroe County, NY including the towns of Henrietta, Piottford, Penfield, Brighton, Mendon, Fairport, Perringon, Brockport, Chili, Sweden, Ogden, Spencerport, Gates, Greece, Henrietta, Riga, Scottsville and Wheatland.
Ontario County, NY including the towns of Victorn, Bloomfield, Honeoye, Canandaigua, and Naples.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Rochester 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 New York 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 Rochester 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 our tech at 585-267-5888, 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 Rochester 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!

Rochester wildlife control company bat reader email:

David, I have read very carefully your excellent information about bats in the attic that I found online. I also reviewed the recommendations you listed for qualified professionals who remove bats. Unfortunately, I am in rural South New York and am at least 1 hour away from Rochester, the closest place you recommend. I have come here to empty my Mother's house before selling it. There are bats in the "attic" and there must be a lot of guano because I detected the horrible smell when I got here. Mother's home was built in the early 1950's and the "attic" is what a workman described as "stick built", meaning that it has crisscrossed planks holding up the roof rather than the trestles that are used in more modern houses. This means that the "attic: is very low and difficult to navigate because of the crossbeams, and there are sections of the house where the man who went up to add insulation could not access to blow in additional insulation. Can you advise me please about how I might move forward to get the bats out of the attic and get the guano cleaned out? The house is a one-level ranch style residence with approximately 2700 square feet of living space. I am providing you with all this information because you were so kind to provide your email address if readers have questions. Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide me.

I was putting aluminum wrap on my soffit trim and found where bats have been coming in and out of my attic. I live in upstate New York and it is now pretty cold which means the bats are hibernating now. How do I get rid of them now?

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 Rochester, call us at 585-267-5888. We can remove bats in attics throughout Monroe County and even the state of New York, but we mostly operate in the greater Rochester area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.