The truth is, bat work is expensive. While many residential jobs can be completed for less than $4000, I’ve done jobs that ended up costing homeowners as much as $25,000. Why the wide range?
Sticker shock is very common.
Bats: Not Your Typical Pest
Budgeting for expenses in your home can usually be done well in advance of the project itself. If you know you are going to do an addition on your home, you prepare and save for this ahead of time. You most likely have time to shop around as well.
When you have a sudden issue, like bats in your house, these costs can hurt. I think it helps to understand the process beforehand so you can cope with the cost as much as possible.
To help you understand why bat exclusion can be pricey, I’ve come up with 6 things that go into it that you may not be aware of:
It takes a special sort of person to work in Bat Exclusion… One without a fear of heights, or bats… one willing to endure rabies booster shots… one with a great attention to detail. As you can imagine these technicians are not always easy to find and need to be compensated well.
Bat removal, in most areas, is largely seasonal. Our employees typically work 7 months out of the year.
Bats only require a ⅜-in opening in order to enter your home or building. We seal every job down to a ¼-in. This is painstaking work. It requires climbing and ladders and tight spaces.
Since we are on the subject of ladders, we are talking about bats which are wild animals. They have the potential to fly at a technician. It’s dangerous. And our insurance is very expensive. In fact, there are only a small handful of carriers that will even consider backing a bat exclusion business.
Also, there is a lot of specialized training and equipment involved. We are dealing with guano in confined spaces. We require the use of respirators as this is pretty much like working with asbestos. Respirators aren’t cheap and they need replaced as soon as any wear begins to show.
Every bat removal job comes with a warranty and we honor it! We aim to solve the problem permanently. Only about 8-15% of jobs require us to return.
Bat removal is not a simple process. And we realize that finding a bat in your home is startling. We totally understand that and are prepared to respond quickly to calls nationwide.
We want to be the bat removal control company that you turn to and have absolute trust in our abilities. That takes hard work and dedication. But we’re up for the job.
Your local bat removal expert,