Bats in the Attic – Bats in the Gables – Need Bat Removal?

Fast Bat Removal – 10 Year Warranty 
We get Bats OUT & KEEP them OUT!

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Bats are protected in the United States.  Harming a bat can result in a serious fine! If you are interested in fully understanding why bats are protected you can check out a link which we have included here.  With that said, the term “Bat Pest Control, Bat Exterminator or Bat Extermination” just is not used in this industry.  We have fully trained, licensed Bat Removal Specialists who can quickly & inexpensively get the bats out of your building and prevent them from returning by utilizing techniques which ensure no bats are ever harmed in the process.

We are a family owned & operated local company which has proudly providing some of the LOWEST PRICES FOR BAT REMOVAL in our industry. Southern Wildlife consists of 4 partners, each being Licensed Wildlife Technicians & a Licensed Wildlife Rehabber. We did not feel the need to add on many employees to help during the busy season(s) only to have trucks sitting idle during the slow season.  This decision to limit growth, has allowed us to keeps our costs down which is reflected in our prices.

Call us! (678)935-5900

– STEP 1 –

The bat inspection is a pretty straight-forward process.  You may feel like you have a bat infestation, however, the amount of bats does not change the price.  It is solely the amount of work required, meaning what we have to seal, that determines the price.  We figure out how the bats are getting in and what it will take to get them out, keep them out & clean up any guano (if necessary).  We block off enough time on our schedule to do the work.  After the inspection we give you the price to take care of the problem and if you say “Go ahead” we immediately do the work.

– STEP 2 –

Bats are FEDERALLY protected and during the maternity season of April 1st – July 31st (updated 2017) extra precautions need to be taken by Licensed Professionals. However, as long as the bats have not breached the attic, we can carefully hand removed them.  Bat removal needs to be done by professionals to ensure that no bats are harmed in the process.  If there is a breach and the bats could have access inside the attic then we use one-way valves which allow the bats to safely leave and denies them access back in.  Simple terms – If outside of the maternity season, we can get the bats out in one (1) to two (2) visits. If during the maternity season, it could take up to three (3) trips and may not be able to be completely resolved until after July 31st. 

– STEP 3 –

If some one had bat removal services done without taking measures to keep them from returning is pointless.  In our industry, bat exclusion is the act of using bat-proof materials, devices and “METHODS” to keep the bats OUT.  It is commonly called “Bat Proofing” your home.  Since no two homes are alike, no two exclusion proposals are the same price. However, bat exclusion is far less expensive than squirrel or rat exclusion work since we have to exclude fewer places.  Some of the most common entry areas for bats are:

◊ Gable Vents ◊ Soffit Junctions/Returns ◊ Siding Trim Gaps ◊ Window jamb cracks ◊ Dormer/Roof Junctions ◊ Holes

We only use the highest quality materials and devices, therefore, we are proudly able to offer a FREE 10-year warranty with optional LIFETIME renewal!

Proper bat control measures must provide a long-term solution to the problem. Many short-term bat control & bat extermination measures are illegal and provide numerous hazards to both bats and humans. The only permanent solution in dealing with problem bats is to  “bat-proof” the building. Bats are territorial and they will normally stay in your area once they have been excluded. If the building has not been properly sealed, the bats will enter another opening in the same building. Bats only need an opening that is ¼ inch by 1½ inch, the thickness of a standard #2 pencil. Once we safely get the bats out, the exclusion work MUST be done to prevent the bats from returning to the roost site. After the exclusion work is done proper bat guano clean-up is the next step.

– STEP 4 –

After the bats are removed and prevented from returning, we switch our focus to removing and cleaning up the guano.  Bat Guano is the feces or droppings from bats. The presence of bat guano in an attic can cause serious health risks. We provide you with a quote to remove the guano and disinfect the area, however, this step in the process is optional.

The health risk occurs when dried bat guano is disturbed and “bat guano dust” is sent airborne.  If someone is in the attic for an extended period of time and inhales these microscopic spores from the dried bat guano it can cause a serious respiratory disease called histoplasmosis. Symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily affects the lungs.Our bat guano process removes the bat guano and the bat bugs (cousin to bed bugs) that could have taken up residence in the guano and where they are roosting as well as sanitizing the area after the guano is extracted.

All of the following bat removal pictures were taken by our Licensed Bat Removal Experts all around North Metro Atlanta and surrounding Cities.  We take the time to capture the photos to share with you so take a moment & enjoy!

We have scaled back our coverage area in order to keep costs down.  Now we only service: Acworth, Alpharetta, Ball Ground, Big Canoe, Blue Ridge, Buford, Canton, Cherry Log, Crabapple, Cumming, Dacula, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, Ellijay, Jasper, Johns Creek, LawrencevilleMarietta, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Woodstock, and more.

This is a published article by the Georgia DNR on what diseases are affecting bats. It is an interesting read: 

Trina Morris leads white-nose survey monitoring for Wildlife Resources’ Nongame Conservation Section. Learn more about WNS.

A very useful website provided by the Georgia DNR –