Washington DC 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 Washington DC.

24/7 Cell Phone: 202-754-8770

Our service range includes the greater Washington District of Columbia area, including the suburbs and several towns, including wildlife animal control in Clinton, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Waldorf, Mechanicsville, Fort Washington, Leonardtown, St. Charles, and more.

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I have communicated with our bat expert in Washington DC 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 District of Columbia 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 Washington DC 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 District of Columbia, 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 202-754-8770, 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 Washington DC 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!

Washington DC wildlife control company bat reader email:

Hi. I've enjoyed your site. Thank you. I am hoping you can help me. I'm a pregnant mother of a 2 year old in Washington DC who found a bat in her home earlier this week. We were able to get it out. Then the next night we heard a loud scratching noise in the walls of my sons bedroom. We've called everywhere and no one can come to help until a week from now. We've moved out as I just can't risk the health of my son or me and the baby and the noise is unbearable. I just know that there is a bat colony in my house. Everyone I call says its bat season and they can't come sooner. I am sure anyone with a bat has an emergency but the scratching in the walls is awful and the fact that I'm pregnant just makes it even more unbearable. Any advice would be appreciated.

Hello, I have just found out that the little pile of droppings(usually approximately 10 to 15 individual pieces) that are on my front porch stoop each Summer morning are from a bat that is roosting above the area in a corner every Summer night. I thought it was from a chipmunk that had chosen that spot to sleep but it has been confirmed it is a bat that must like the clean water source from the birdbath and the bugs that are attracted to the outside lights. My question is what to do with the waste that he is leaving? For the past few years I have been sweeping it off the porch into the grass in the front yard. Is that OK to do or should I be putting on a mask, collecting it and disposing of it elsewhere? AND, after removal, should I be daily cleaning that small area with something? Please help me with this dilemma as I am really concerned about this especially after I have read all the bad things about bat droppings!!

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 Washington DC, call us at 202-754-8770. We can remove bats in attics throughout DC County and even the state of District of Columbia, but we mostly operate in the greater Washington DC area, as the recognized best bat control company in the area.