How And When To Remove Bats From Attics In Ohio
In this video, professional and humane bat removal specialists Mike Cottom Sr. and Jr. from Ohio show you how to get bats out of your house or attic. Learn how to remove bats from your chimney, walls, basement, roof or garage. In Ohio, call 440-236-8114 for a home and attic inspection or to request bat removal and bat guano cleanup services.
It explains Ohio bat laws, bat exclusion processes, how to secure roof vents and soffits, signs a bat is in the attic, bat remediation, bat proofing, do-it-yourself bat removal methods, why bats in Ohio are protected, bat infestations, ODNR nuisance species bats, bats in Ohio homes, batcones, bat control/removal services, bat guano cleanup, Histoplasmosis and types of bats in Ohio.
Ohio bat populations are declining. They are protected and can’t be harmed. Don’t kill bats in your attic, roof, garage or barn as it is illegal in Ohio. Learn who to call to remove a bat and what to do if there’s a bat in your house.
An easy way to get rid of bats is through a process called exclusion. If you have an established colony of bats in your house or attic, the exclusion process is the best choice. It begins with finding all the entry points and sealing every exposed gap 1/2″ or larger.
The process involves using netting or tubes at entry points, along with sealing and caulking other possible entry points, which allow bats to drop down and take flight, but which confound re-entry. Excluders are left in place for two weeks and bats give up. After they’re gone, excluders are removed and the remaining holes are sealed and caulked.
How do you get rid of bats in your attic? If you were searching online for “bat removal near me”, the Cottom’s Wildlife Removal company commonly removes and excludes Big brown bat maternity colonies from homes and commercial buildings throughout Ohio because they hibernate in the winter in attics and walls. Colonies range in size from 5-700 bats. The only allowable methods of bat removal and exclusion in Ohio are non-lethal exclusion devices or materials that allow the one-way passage of bats out of the home or structure. The use of glue traps and sealing all entry/exit points while bats are inside the structure, are illegal. CWR does not exterminate bats.
How expensive is bat removal? Costs to remove a single bat from a house in Ohio start at around $399. The average cost of bat removal and bat exclusion for a one-story house is $1,495 to $3,000, $1,995 to $8,000 for a two-story house and $2,995 to $40,000 for a commercial building or church. Bat guano removal, decontamination and sanitizing rates start at $895 in Ohio. Prices to remove bats in walls starts at $1,495. Costs to get bats out of attics start at $1,495. Costs to remove bat guano from walls starts at $895.
What time of year can bats be removed? Individual bats can be removed from houses in Ohio year-round. However, according to Ohio law, a small colony of 15 or more bats cannot be removed between May 16 and July 31 because young bats cannot safely fly away. The CWR company gets rid of bats throughout the State of Ohio, all year long. CWR doesn’t exclude colonies of bats (15 or more) from homes, apartments, structures, residential buildings, churches and businesses between May 16 and July 31, to protect flightless pups. See https://www.mcwildlife.com/animal-removals/who-gets-rid-of-bats-in-ohio/.
Ohio Bat Exclusion Authorization Application: https://ohiodnr.gov/static/documents/wildlife/permits/dow-permit-bat-exclusion-9053.pdf
Bat Removal Do-It-Yourself
Learn about DIY bat removal, why bats keep coming in your house, natural home remedies, trapping bats, deterrents and repellents to get rid of bats. Ohioans try to get rid of Little brown bats and Big brown bats naturally with mothballs, dog or cat repellents, ultrasonic deterrents, devices, bat valves, fake owls, aerosols, cinnamon or essentials oils like peppermint oil.
A fast way to get bats out of your house or attic in winter is to hire the bat removal specialists at CWR to perform bat exclusion.
Although bat poop is not toxic, it is dangerous. Bat guano releases spores that infect you with histoplasmosis. Most bats don’t have rabies.
Bat Guano Removal Services: https://www.mcwildlife.com/ohio-bat-removal-guano-cleanup-exclusion/
Bat Removal & Guano Cleanup In Cleveland/Northern Ohio: 440-326-8114: https://www.mcwildlife.com/animal-removals/bat-removal/
Bat Removal & Attic Decontamination In Columbus/Central Ohio: 614-300-2763: https://www.mcwildlife.com/costs-to-remove-bats-in-columbus-ohio/
Bat Removal In Cincinnati/Southern Ohio: 513-808-9530: https://www.mcwildlife.com/bat-removal-and-cleanup-services-for-cincinnati-homeowners/