Greater Dayton Ohio Bat Removal Service

Provided By Barnes Wildlife Control
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Bat Control Serving Montgomery County and Southwestern Ohio

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If You Have Bats In The Attic Then Barnes Wildlife Control Has You Covered: Dayton Ohio’s Leading Bat Removal Service And Control Company

Barnes Wildlife Control is your local Ohio bat removal service company offering service in Southwest Ohio, including in Dayton, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Mason, Springboro, Troy, Urbana, Waynesville, and surrounding counties. We offer a large variety of pest services, with Ohio Bat Removal being our #1 specialty. We also offer attic inspections, new insulation services, bat guano cleanup and sanitization, and even full attic restorations and deodorizing treatments. If bat bugs are present we can also treat for ectoparasites using residual insecticides with insect growth regulators to keep you and your family safe from infestation.

Barnes Pest Exterminating Is A Local Bat Removal Service Licensed And Insured For Both Pest Control And Wildlife Control

Bat Exclusion done. Setting up for a bat waste removal project and insulation replacement once the bats were removed from the attic.

We finished the Bat Exclusion. Now that the bats have been removed from the attic, we are setting up for a bat waste removal project and insulation replacement.

Barnes Wildlife Control Always Provides Humane Bat Removal Techniques

Yes, we have a lot to offer here at Barnes Wildlife Control. But at the same time, we don’t want to overwhelm you with information. Feel confident in knowing that our team can help you with any bat or pest infestation you may be experiencing. If you’d like to learn more before you call, you can read more info below. Otherwise, feel free to call us immediately! If you have a late night visitor and find a bat flying around your home contain it to an isolated area and call us immediately.

How We Handle Bat Problems: Humane Bat Removal Service Using One-Way Doors

My name is Jacob Barnes and I’m the owner at Barnes Wildlife Control, LLC. Our top priority is offering satisfactory services to our customers. Bat removal is a very common service we offer to homeowners and commercial property owners alike.

A Bat removal service must be done humanely since all species of bats are protected under federal law. Due to the laws in place, bat problems must be handled very differently from your typical wildlife control service.

Instead of trapping, we offer a highly effective service known as “live bat exclusion.” This entails sealing the infested structure completely and hanging one-way doors over the bats’ primary entry points. This device will allow the bats to pass through it unharmed, but when they return to their entry point they cannot get back inside, hence “one-way door.”

Having the rest of the building sealed-up properly is critical to complete the process successfully. Our bat removal service will do all that and more.

Barnes bat removal services bat under shingle photo

Our bat removal service experts found this bat hiding under a home’s roof shingle. You can depend on Barnes Wildlife Control’s bat removal service of Greater Dayton Ohio. We do what we say and say what we do!

Notable Points Of Our Bat Removal Service Include The Following

  • All bat exclusion work is done from the outside. Many people assume we are going to seal-up from inside, but that is not the case.
  • No bats will be harmed during this process. However, if you had a bat in your home, that bat may be euthanized and tested for rabies.
  • During exclusion, we seal all gaps, EXCEPT the gaps where bats are entering. This is where our one-way doors will be placed.


If, for any reason, you do not understand the information below, please contact our Barnes Wildlife Control team at 937- 340 -1867, and we can clarify any issues you find confusing.

2024 Bat Exclusion Application Form


New Bat Season Regulations For Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife (Division) holds the title to all wild animals in this state in trust for the benefit of all the people. Taking and possession of wild animals may only be done in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code and Division rules.

Background: Four species of bats found in Ohio are state-endangered, including the federally endangered Indiana bat and the northern long-eared bat. Since the appearance of white-nose syndrome, bat populations have experienced declines of over 90%. Population declines of some species that roost in buildings may be as high as 96% to 99%. While all of Ohio’s bat species are protected by law, the Division recognizes there may be times when human health or safety is at risk. For example, it is illegal to kill a bat for any reason unless a bite or potential exposure to rabies has occurred. Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 1501:31-15-03 provides additional opportunities to address human/wildlife coexistence issues, including the exclusion or eviction of unwanted bats from a man-made structure.

There are two restricted periods for bat exclusion in Ohio:

• From May 16th through July 31st, when 5 or more bats are present.

• From October 15th through March 31st, if any bats are present.

During these restricted periods, bats may only be excluded by first obtaining written permission from the chief of the Division of Wildlife or their designee. Written authorization will be considered when human health and safety are at risk or when nighttime temperatures exceed 40° for the full 10-day forecast during the October restricted dates (see Requesting Written Permission During Restricted Periods below for additional information). The spring/summer restricted period is in place to protect bats and their flightless pups during the maternity period. Exclusions performed during this time may cause undue deaths of bats until pups can fly (August). Not only could the exclusion result in the death of pups, but frantic mothers attempting to get back to their young often find their way into living spaces. The fall/winter restricted period is put in place to protect hibernating bats. Bats that exit structures when temperatures drop below freezing may die if they cannot return to the same hibernaculum or shelter due to an exclusion device.

Allowable Exclusion Activities: If bats are entering the living space inside of a home (i.e., from attic access into a bedroom), these interior routes may be sealed or blocked at any time without a permit. However, unless otherwise approved by the Division, exterior routes may not be sealed without first installing an exclusion device. The ideal periods for bat exclusion are between April 1st and May 15th and August 1st through October 15th. The only allowable method of bat removal is bat exclusion. Bat exclusion is installing a device or materials for the purpose of removing bats from a structure. Exclusion devices or materials allow the one-way passage of bats out of a home or structure. Installing materials that close secondary access points while still allowing bats to enter and exit the structure through a main access point is not considered bat exclusion. Exclusion devices must be left in place for at least a week to be effective. Once all of the bats have been excluded from the structure, the device may be removed, and the entrance sealed within the same day to prevent bats from reentering.

It is illegal: To use glue traps to catch or kill bats; to use chemicals, toxicants, or foggers to kill bats; to seal all entry/exit points while bats are inside the structure; and to otherwise kill bats. Bats may not be intentionally killed or harmed unless human rabies exposure is suspected.

Requesting Written Permission During Restricted Periods: Before applying for bat exclusion authorization from May 16th through July 31st, the property owner or designee must:

• Inspect the structure for bats.

• Perform two bat watches at the structure from 2 hour before until 1 hour after sunrise or from V2 hour before until Y2 hour after sunset within seven days.
…If five or more bats are observed during the inspection or first bat watch, additional watches are not required. Exclusion is not permitted without the Division’s authorization.
…If four or fewer bats are present or observed, bat exclusion can be performed without the Division’s authorization.

The Division will consider immediate exclusion when human health and safety are at risk or when nighttime temperatures exceed 40° for the full 10-day forecast during the October restricted dates. Applicants will typically receive a response to their request within a few days but no later than ten days after the Division receives it.

Who: Property owners or their agents and Division licensed/certified nuisance wild animal control operators may apply for bat exclusion authorization during the restricted periods. It is illegal for anyone who is not a licensed commercial nuisance wild animal control operator to receive compensation for wild animal control activities, including bat exclusions.

Rabies: Bats may not be killed or euthanized unless a bite or potential exposure to rabies has occurred. Contact your doctor if rabies is suspected in a bat or if a bite cannot be ruled out. Follow the instructions of the Ohio Department of Health or your local county health district for preserving and submitting the bat carcass for testing.

Please contact 1-800-WILDLIFE or 1-800-945-35433, or email for additional information on bat exclusion authorization.


Hazards Of Bat Infestation

Bats are a vital part of our local ecosystem. However, bats shouldn’t live in your attic. In fact, there are good reasons why. Bats pass on a particular disease to people or pets in the home. Your biggest concern should be disease transmission. This disease is called Zoonotic diseases.

Bats are vectors for rabies. Rabies can be transmitted when an infected bat bites or transmits saliva to the host. Young children and pets are the most susceptible and if an encounter occurs and marks are left on their skin, seek medical attention and try to trap the bat for testing.

Bat droppings can accumulate in the right environment. As a matter of fact, dangerous fungus, called Histoplasmosis, can grow in such environments. If the fungi are inhaled a hazardous respiratory’ disease may effect your eyes. If proper safety PPE isn’t used when cleaning the bat fecal matter, you may be exposed to the Histo fungal spores.

To the left is a Big Brown Bat, which our bat removal service pros removed from an attic. We discovered bats hiding between the boards in an attic which can be seen in the right photo.

Where Are Bats Typically Found?

Bats generally like to enter structures from the highest openings, but this is not always the case. While removing bats from a Miami Valley home, we found a major bat entry point between the brick of the house and the concrete foundation where a crack had formed. The bats were then living in the basement walls and were found when the homeowner opened up a wall to remodel. Barnes Wildlife learns from experiences like this and uses this first-hand knowledge to provide its customers with exceptional service in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

Inspection and Assessment

Complete home bat inspection means just that, from the top of your roof to the bottom of your foundation; Barnes Wildlife Control will inspect and find how bats are entering your home.

We always look in your attic during the inspection, where we often find bat poop(guano) that looks like tiny, elongated black pellets. You don’t want bat feces inside your home! Often we find masses of guano strewn inside the walls of your attic or insulation. And bat guano piles up fast. Also, bat guano turns into a dust pile as it dries out which can permeate the air in the attic. This dust is unhealthy to breathe! BWC will then discuss the details of the bat removal service and how to repair your home for total bat control.

Photo at bat removal service page: Bat exclusion

Inspecting Home and Doing A Bat Exclusion

Photo at bat removal service page: Attic cleanup

Attic Cleanup

Photo at bat removal service page: Insulation replacement

New Insulation In Attic

In Conclusion: Why Our Approach is the Best

Legal: The inhumane killing or trapping of bats is illegal in Ohio and we take extra precautions and educate our customers so they understand how our bat removal and bat control process meets these requirements.

Humane: Our wildlife control operators specially trained for bat removal in a manner that prevents undue stress or harm and takes into consideration maternal colonies so that we don’t orphan bat pups (bat babies) from their mothers.

Competitive Rates with Dayton’s Best Bat Removal Company: By undertaking these steps we can ensure all the bats are humanely removed at a fair cost and they will not find another way back in.

Industry Leader: Number 1 In Dayton – Springfield – Oakwood – Beavercreek – Troy – Centerville And Ohio’s Best Animal And Bat Removal Company – Dayton’s Best Wildlife Control Company

Our focus is on innovation, continuing education, and prevention which makes us a leader in the wildlife control industry and we are members of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association, the Ohio State Trappers Association, the Better Business Bureau, and many more fine organizations. Call us today for a free no-obligation phone consultation. And take the time to see our reviews at our testimonial page.


Barnes Wildlife Control’s Fascinating Bat Facts. Remember, Our Bat Removal Service Is Number 1 In Ohio!

Bat Facts And Bat Information

Many species of bats are found throughout the Midwest, but two are very common in the Dayton Ohio area – the Big Brown Bat and the Little Brown Bat. They have slightly different life cycles and characteristics and as such are handled differently by wildlife removal experts.

Below are some more bat facts for homeowners. We highly suggest you read through this information.

Barnes Bat Removal Service Photo of bat in hand

This little bat was flying around inside a Springboro home before we arrived to remove it.

Things You May Want To Know About The Bats Living In Your Home

  • Bats are vital for a healthy ecosystem, and if you have ever lived in the Miami Valley you know they have plenty of mosquitoes to eat. Bats consume a countless number of insects every night they fly out of your gable vent to feed
  • If a bat flies out of your chimney it will not intentionally fly in your hair and they can’t suck your blood, but they can bite so call a professional for help
  • Bats are vectors of the rabies virus and is most commonly transmitted through bat saliva
  • Given the size of a bat it can squeeze through a tiny hole the size of a dime or ~ 3/8 of an inch so when BWC exterminates the bats out of your attic, the entire house needs to be inspected and sealed
  • Bat average lifespan is between 10-15 years and reports have shown they can live as long as 30 years old.
  • A bat has a ferocious appetite and produce several times their body weight in bat guano and bat droppings each month. If bats aren’t removed from your home, this poop can build up and become hazardous to your health
  • Colonies of bats range in sizes but on average most homes have between 10-30 bats living in the attic and the maternal colonies double the size every year
  • Bats start to hibernate when the outside air temperature drops below 35-45 degrees F and when average daily highs linger around 50 degrees F

Common Places Bats Are Found In Your Home, Building, Or Church

  1. Living in the attic or a bat in the bathroom.
  2. Colonies of Bats in your home or attic.
  3. Bats living in the chimney or flue.
  4. Roosting bats on porches or sides of brick home.
  5. Bats entering through holes in siding or soffits.
  6. Bats entering through gable vents, ridge vents and roof vents.
  7. Finding a bat in the house or bedroom home at night.
  8. Bat in the basement is common as they will move from the hot attic down the walls into the cooler basement during the day.

Bat Family In Your Ohio Attic?

Outside Our Service Area Of SouthWest Ohio? Contact us and we may be able to assist! 

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