Louisiana Bat Removal Information
Professional Bat Removal Service
Yes, we do bat removal in Louisiana, but primarily work South Louisiana –
Our area has always had a healthy population of bats, even though you may not have noticed them. Below are some common questions and answers about the bats of Louisiana. This information is different than what you might expect from the scientific community because this is directly related to bat and human conflicts and not about their biology and or reproduction, but as you will see, this does come into play.
What types of bats do we have in South Louisiana?
We have 2 types that are the most commonly reported as being a nuisance to homeowners, they are the mexican free-tailed bat and the evening bat. Bats are actually awesome but not when they are flying around inside the house! Like I said we primarily work in southern Louisiana but when I say South Louisiana, but I am referring specifically to the following areas: New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Slidell – Mandeville – Covington, and Houma. I have assisted some homeowners in Jackson, MS and found free-tails there as well.
So the 2 most commonly encountered types of bats are:
- The Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
- The Evening Bat
Here’s how to tell what kind of bat you might have. The Free-tailed bat will literally have a visible tail while the evening bat will have more of a nub where the tail would appear to be. Take a look at the images to see the difference for your self making you an instant expert!
Getting Rid of Bats
Below is nearly everything you need to know to get rid of bats. While bats are beneficial, we simply cannot live in a house with bats present. Bats in the attic can and do get into the living space. Bats in the fireplace or chimney often find their way into the house as well. When you really need to get rid of them, always hire someone with training. I firmly believe I am the best in the business, with more training and certifications in wildlife control than anyone else in Louisiana.
Where do the bats go when you get rid of them?
The bats might return to where ever they came from in the first place, or perhaps they will move on to a new home in the swamp. There isn’t much in the way of documentation on this subject, but one thing is for sure they cannot continue to live in your home or building without causing some sort of health issue or property damage. While everyone knows bats are beneficial – people, for the most part, will refuse to buy a house with a bat problem already in it! I always like to say, “They will go off, into the great Louisiana night”
How much does it cost to get rid of bats?
The full cost is always dependent on the amount of work involved. For instance, if all you need is a single one-way door the cost might be 350-450 depending on how high up it is and how hard it will be to access the entry point to install the one-way door.
More often than not, you will need additional work to prevent the bats from simply re-entering through another opening. Anything you can put your pinky into is a likely and potential entry point.
We inspect the perimeter walls and roof-line to locate these crevices. Bats can fit into very small openings and cracks, especially brick walls.
A typical 2,000 square foot brick house single story will cost about 1200-1400 hundred dollars to seal and evict bats. A two story might be in the range of 1600-2400. If you add in a roof line with many returns, dormers, and a chimney it could cost more.
Costs of Bat Removal
- Inspection Process: 165.00 An inspection ensures finding any potential entry points and provides a recommendation for success.
- Sealing: variable from 350.00 and up, this cost is often based on linear footage. Often preventative and necessary to get rid of the bats for good. This also helps with general pest control blocking out other insects and animals. The average home sealing all four walls runs about 12-2400 dollars but there are often other things that need sealed.
- Exclusion: 350.00 and upwards this is the actual installation of a device or devices meant to provide a one-way door to evict the bats. The device can be netting, plastic sheeting, a tube, or a combination of these
- Cleaning & Disinfecting: 350.00 and upwards, this cost is usually based on the square footage to be treated
- Warranty & Follow Up: Sometimes this cost is 165 similar to an inspection fee but often a warranty is included in the price and can range from 1 year to 5. It is extremely important to understand what is covered and what is not.
- The final word here is that it can be expensive, but not always. I will give you a fair and reasonable cost, and if you want to tackle this yourself I am not above giving advice when I am able to.
Guaranteed Bat Removal
I assure you I am not getting rich from this, it is labor intensive and our repairs are guaranteed for 5 years usually. We guarantee 100% removal of original colony existing as well as a 5 year warranty on all our qualified repairs, of course the warranty does not cover hurricanes, extreme forces of nature or the work of others. We are proud to warranty our work! I believe we offer the best warranty in the business!
A guarantee and a warranty are two different things as warranties are usually transferable, before you buy or sign make sure to ask and understand what this means to you and to get it in writing!
Local Bat Removal Service
If you want to completely get rid of the bats for good, we are the people to call with about 20 years experience removing bats from Baton Rouge to Covington, Mandeville, Slidell and the New Orleans area I can probably give you a local reference of success.
Local Bat Information and other areas we service
- New Orleans
- Baton Rouge
- Waveland, MS
- Bay St Louis, MS
- Pearl River, LA
- Bat removal in Hammond, LA
Certified Bat Removal & Trained Experts
We are insured specifically for wildlife control work, and have certifications and training specifically for bats as well. Certifications include “Bat Standards” and “Structural Bat Management” My work within the industry has lead me to not only taking these classes but I actually teach them. I am also very proud to say that I designed the logos for these classes as well so yes, you can say I devote much of my time to my field expertise.
I look forward to helping you solve your bat problem!
Get Rid of Bats Flying around!
Hold up we need the bats! If you are lucky enough to have them flying around your area remember that they are doing pest control service for all of us helping to keep the bugs at bay. Bats also pollinate sugar cane in our area so rest assured they are important.
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