Tacoma 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 Tacoma.

24/7 Cell Phone: 253-275-0685

We also service Federal Way, Edgewod, Waller, Puyallup, Midland, Parkland, Lakewood, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Tacoma 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 Washington 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 Tacoma 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 Washington, 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 253-275-0685, 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 Tacoma 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!

Tacoma wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi David, I was viewing your website and do have a question. We have bats in out barn and quite a bit of guano. We want to clean it up ourselves, seal and refinish the barn. I saw where you recommended specific masks and gowns, gloves etc. My question is, we are going to have spray foam insulation sprayed into the roof that seals up all the cracks, are you familiar with it and whether it is effective in keeping bats put? Also, if we were to have it sprayed in in the late winter, would that be a good time to do it before that bats came back? I am assuming they did not hibernate in the barn. I do not know what kind of bats we have, I do know they look to be mostly black and small, we see them come out at dusk in the summer to feed. We have quite a bit of guano, a little bigger pile than you show in your pictures and in multiple places. Does that give you an idea of the number of bats we might have? Thanks for any assistance.

Learned a lot. Currently have one elusive big brown shows itself every three days, just long enough to wake my wife screaming (such as 4am this morning), then disappears! Tough to open a window when it is -4F here in Tacoma WA. Your suggestion to look around the house was good. Today I found a couple of aluminum soffit pieces loose, with gaps in the old wood under. Guessing I am cohabitating with bats. Two years ago I found a small one sleeping in my washer, hanging on the holes in the tub. Got her outside using the Tupperware method. Last fall I caught a small one in a cardboard box as she looped thru the house, got her outside OK. This big one is proving quite elusive. In this old house there are hundreds of entry places, and no professionals within 100 miles, so guess I have my work cut out.... Again, good article. Thanks!

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 Tacoma, call us at 253-275-0685. We can remove bats in attics throughout Pierce County and even the state of Washington, but we mostly operate in the greater Tacoma area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.