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:

  1. 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.

  2. Bat removal, in most areas, is largely seasonal. Our employees typically work 7 months out of the year.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  1. 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.

It’s Complicated

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,

Michael Koski

Get Bats Out Owner and President Michael Koski


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  • ambrin rizvi

    September 30, 2020 | Reply

    We just found out during an inspection for maintenace with a pest control company, that we had bat droppings in the attic. I cannot afford to pay the amount he is charging. I would like to like to get an estimate. However, I live in NJ. I do not know if you are available here ?

    • Tori Bruce

      September 30, 2020 | Reply

      Hello, yes, we do have technicians that work in NJ. If you want to call our customer service number 877-264-2287, they can get more information about where exactly you are to see if someone is available.

  • Lori Arfaras

    June 28, 2020 | Reply

    We have bats in our attic and leave in Canfied ohio not sure if you have or recommend someone in our area that is good. We leave in a two story with high roof lines. Thank you and looking forward to hearing back

    • Tori Bruce

      June 29, 2020 | Reply

      Hello, I am going to give your information to our Customer Service department. I also encourage you to call them at 877-264-2287. They will be happy to help you.

  • Mary

    August 16, 2018 | Reply

    When is it not necessary to clean up after the bats?

    • GetBatsOut

      August 17, 2018 | Reply

      Opinions do vary on this subject, so please keep that in mind. There are 3 scenarios that we take into consideration when making our professional recommendation to our clients: 1. Is there an odor? 2. Are there piles of guano or just scattered guano? 3. Are you in an area where there is a high risk for histoplasmosis? If any of these conditions exist, you should pursue cleanup. If there is just some scattered guano, no odor, and no health hazard, you can make a decision on whether or not you want to. We also do not recommend a cleanup if the guano is contained inside an inaccessible area such as a wall cavity. If you are concerned about it and trying to make a decision, we do have a histoplasmosis testing kit that we offer. It tests the air quality of the room and can help you make an informed decision. Call our customer service at 877-264-2287 if you are interested in it.

  • Jeanie

    May 28, 2018 | Reply

    Is part of the removal cleaning out the bat poop too?

    • GetBatsOut

      May 28, 2018 | Reply

      We actually get the bats out before addressing cleanup. Cleanup isn't always necessary for one thing and the second reason is that although all our techs have rabies shots, it really isn't safe to go into the space where the bats are while they are still there. It makes estimating what cleanup entails not possible until after the removal is completed.

  • Diana Hoganson

    January 12, 2017 | Reply

    I have paid a $325 inspection fee to 3 different companies so far (yes that is almost $1000).....without anyone finding any bats....while I continue to get them inside my house... I will be delighted to pay a mere 250$ if someone can actually find something. I am giving this company a try as soon as it warms up and those bats come out of hibernation. Based on a phone conversation, they know 100X more about bats than any of the previous companies and what I myself know after researching ALOT.

    • GetBatsOut

      January 12, 2017 | Reply

      That's great to hear! We look forward to serving you.

  • Susan Howarth

    July 25, 2016 | Reply

    I would like to give your company the opportunity for removal but the estimate cost of $250.00 is a bit high just to come and look at the house.

    • GetBatsOut

      July 25, 2016 | Reply

      Hi Susan, we charge an inspection fee for a couple of reasons. One is that it costs us money to come out and take a look at the issue. We have to pay our technician wages, fuel, mileage, etc. The second and very important thing is that this really does help us determine if someone is serious about getting rid of their bat problem (which is not inexpensive) or if they're just looking for information. The great news is that we credit that inspection fee back to you if you sign on with us to have the problem handled. If you are wanting to attempt a less expensive option and do it yourself, you can purchase our guide here:

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