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

St. Louis 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 St. Louis Wildlife for bat control in St. Louis. 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 Missouri licensed and insured.


Call St. Louis Wildlife at 314-255-1304

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 St. Louis 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 Missouri, 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis bat control project, and with St. Louis 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!

St. Louis wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, First let me say I am really happy I found your site. My wife and I share your concern for the bats, and understand they need to be protected. My wife has been telling me for a while that there is a shortage of bats and we were not sure why. A few months ago we saw a documentary on the Smithsonian channel and learned about the fungus that is destroying massive colonies here in south eastern Missouri. Its a real shame. Thank you for creating this site to help people understand a little about the process of safely removing bats from their homes. Weeks ago, my wife called me on a business trip describing the fright she had with a bat in the house which a neighbor came over and helped her remove it. Last night, our cat Peanut cornered a bat in the attic (I knew because of the loud panicking chirping) and I had to save it/remove it so Peanut could not get at it. I got my heaviest gloves and gently dropped a bath towel on it, wrapped it up and let it go out side. I came up with that, Im glad your site recommended that (after the fact). Tonight, around dusk my daughter said she could hear a bat in the walls. I jumped up to investigate and I also heard the squeaking. I think I heard multiple bats scratching around. I thought the bats should be hibernating but it is unseasonably warm here (about 60 degrees yesterday and today) so that may have something to do with it? So that brings us to our adventure. I am going to try to follow your instructions to the best of my ability because I am very concerned for the safety of the bats. I am having my wife and 2 kids positioned outside the house tomorrow night to see if they can spot the main entry point. Thank you again for the site! If all else fails I’ll call one of your experts.

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 St. Louis, call St. Louis Wildlife at 314-255-1304. They can remove bats in attics throughout Missouri, but they mostly operate in the greater St. Louis 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