Tampa 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 Tampa.

24/7 Cell Phone: (813) 404-7033

Our range includes the entire Tampa Bay region, north to Carrollwood, east to Brandon, and south to Apollo Beach.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Tampa 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 Florida 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 Tampa 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 Florida, 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 (813) 404-7033, 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 Tampa 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!

Tampa wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hello, Do you have information on what to do with a bat in winter in Tampa? I own a three story home. Last night my cat kept trying to get into the upstairs bathroom (we keep the door closed because the plumbing is shut off and we rarely use the upstairs) and when I went to look inside, I found (what I think) is a little brown bat in the bathtub. Today, I have searched the house for any signs of a colony and he seems to be alone. I think he may have gotten in with the last warm spell we had when we were airing out the upstairs. I thought he was dead and went to pick him up and he showed signs of still being alive but it would not move on it's own. I gave him a few drops of water with a dropper and he perked up almost immediately. I read that they get dehydrated easily. I put him in a cardboard box with cap of water and have left him in the bathroom. I used thick leather gloves to handle him, He could not have gotten out of the back portion of the upstairs into the living areas. No one has been bit or in contact with him besides myself. I have sealed up the bathroom so he cannot get out on his own or my other pets get in (also emptied the room of anything hazardous to him.) There are no children in the house, just myself and my elderly mother (who rehabbed small animals in her younger days) and is aware of the bat in the bathroom. I know that bats hibernate during winter and it is very important not to disturb them and that it is too cold to put him out to fly away. What should I do with him? I'm worried what will happen to him if I call the local pest control or the animal hospital, because of the possibilities of rabies, that he will be killed. (He has no signs or symptoms of rabies or illness other than the dehydration). Is there some place I can take him to hibernate the winter away? I'm even willing to let him keep the bathroom till spring if necessary. Also, other than water, what should I provide for him. Any information is greatly appreciated! Happy Thanksgiving, Alethea

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 Tampa, call us at (813) 404-7033. We can remove bats in attics throughout Hillsborough County and even the state of Florida, but we mostly operate in the greater Tampa area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.