How much does it cost to remove bats from my attic?
The cost for bat exclusions varies from project to project whether its bat control for residential or commercial properties. The repairs that need to be done for successful relocation of a bat colony from your attic depends on the materials and labor involved with the bat exclusion work. During our initial inspection for your bat or wildlife control issue we give an exact quote for the work needed specific to your bat problem. Some companies give base prices for bat control services without even looking at the home or building Drivin’ Me Batty doesn’t believe in giving a price for services without assessing the work needed.
It is very common for bats to make their way into the living quarters of homes, offices, or businesses. Bats in the house typically means that a bat colony has made its way into the attic space or walls of a house. It is possible for a single bat to get into homes without a colony actually roosting in the attic space but more often than not once you see a bat flying in a house or business it is more likely that a bat colony has found entry points and has made a roosting area. Bats in the basement are also very common since bats drop down wall cavities to find shelter and heat. Unfinished basements are easily accessible for bats and small animals. Most noises or scratching that people hear in the walls or ceiling comes from bats that are roosting in attics especially when these noises are heard at night with the most activity at dusk and dawn.
We use a bat exclusion system that filters bats out from the attic space or walls of any structure whether its a home, office building, or business. Our one-way door filtration system provides an exit for all bats but does not allow any access for them to return. It is impossible to retrieve all bats by hand since they typically will drop down the wall cavities of your home to find shelter and warmth. An exclusion door system is the only true way to remove the entire colony of bats and to guarantee they can not return. All other possible entry points must be repaired and sealed to ensure they will not come back the following season, bats are very territorial and if all access points are not closed off it is more than likely the colony will come back.
Complete bat removal is a multi part process which includes:
Initial Inspection: ($100-150) Call and set up an appointment for one of our skilled technicians to come evaluate your home, office, or business. A full inspection is provided with attic access and total exterior bat inspection to locate all entry points and areas in need of repair. With a full detailed estimate given to show exactly what must be done to repair all access points and remove all bats.
Bat Exclusion: ($300-1500) The core of the bat removal process is to repair the open access points where bats are entering attics of homes and set up a live bat exclusion system consisting of one-way doors installed in the high bat traffic areas to filter out the bat colony in attic spaces. Residential bat exclusion typically is much less expensive than on commercial properties due to size and equipment needed to complete the bat control project such as lifts or scaffolding. Log homes also tend to be higher in price due to the amount of sealing and repair with the expansion and contraction of the wood joints. Wood homes also need special specific sealant which cost more than a typical caulk or sealant.
Re-inspection: (included in bat exclusion) To guarantee the bat removal process was successful a re-inspection is done 30 days after the initial bat exclusion to ensure satisfaction with the removal of bats from attic space and to remove exclusion door system and complete sealing of home.
Attic Restoration: (cost varies greatly due to size and materials) This last step is for more severe bat infestations when the home owner has extensive damage to their homes attic space. Bat feces (guano) causes structural dangers and also health risks with the growth of mold and fungus which can be hazardous to residents. Complete attic restoration and spot cleaning are available to remove, disinfect, and mold treat contaminated areas from bat roost.
Drivin’ Me Batty LLC is a locally family owned Michigan bat control company that provides professional bat removal services for your bat problems in the attic or walls of your home office or business. We are a bat exclusion specialist providing full service for bat control and prevention. From the removal of bats from houses to bat filtration systems and one way door exclusion systems to bat guano feces clean up and full attic cleaning and restoration.