Cost of an average Bat Removal in the New Orleans area
Personal Rant On Bat Removal Pricing: Without a doubt this is a tough thing to write about because the costs can and do vary wildly but rest assured - I can put my prices out there because I am absolutely certain that I charge fair prices to one and all and I do NOT up-charge based on how much money I think you have and I DO NOT/WILL NOT scam your insurance company which in the end will hurt you as the homeowner. Yes I love making money but I will do it honestly and without regret. If you have been the target of an insurance scammer, who’s only dream is to charge as much as possible regardless of whether or not he actually fixes the problem in the first place. It rarely costs over 20K to resolve a bat problem, and yes it can cost that and more but do your research and get a couple of quotes. Never sign over power of attorney to a wildlife control guy, unless he absolutely NEEDS it and you are absolutely sure it is for the best. I would also be very leery of the fine print that might ask for “restocking fees” in the event you cancel your “contract” Sometimes people even ask for a percentage of the job if they DO NOT get the job in the fine print so read it carefully!
I generally do not make anyone sign a contract, trust me it’s not to protect you in the first place - it’s to protect the wildlife control company, and is often used to ensure you will pay for something even if the entire service isn’t rendered.
So with that said, and I could go on and on about that - here is a break down of what I would generally charge for bat work. Tall ladders, unusual roof-lines, and materials can cause prices to vary.
Costs of bat removal
350 for a single one way door. This is about my fastest job and the least common amount to charge to get bats out, but it is where the smallest price point is at. I say least common because there is almost ALWAYS additional work involved PRIOR to even being able to setup a one way door.
Sealing the vinyl to the brick - this is a very common charge and on the average home its about 12-2400 dollars depending on if it’s a single story or a 2 story as well as how big the actual crevice is. Here is an image of vinyl sealed to brick
Ladder Setups - Ladder setups that are difficult or tall or not tall but still require a tall ladder! Here is an amazing triple ladder setup as an example —––> > >
Other things that can affect the cost are roof-lines with lots of different levels. Remember bats can get into 3/8 of an inch crevices!
Renting a man-lift. We do not rent junk as our lives may depend on it!
Always make sure your “bat guy” is licensed and insured and has some sort of formal training in bat removal. He or she should have some sort of professional warranty as well.