The Cost Of Bat Removal, Insurance, & Guano Cleanup.
An often wondered about question among consumers is how much it costs to remove bats from their attic or home because it’s generally known that bat removal will cost more than your average pest control jobs.
To cut to the chase, yes, bat removal is expensive. Are many people shell-shocked because of the price? Yes. Half of you reading this have probably received a quote from a company, thought it was ridiculous, and went searching online to confirm the legitimacy of the bat exclusion quote you got.
You’ve come to the right place to find out the price for bat removal and all things associated. Our experts here at Bat Removal Pro have quoted the prices for thousands of bat jobs.
It’s not accurate to say that a bat job will cost the same with 2 homes of the same size. Cost can change because working conditions on the 2 homes may be very different. The costs for bat removal we give below are not absolute. We give a substantial price range in the listed costs to make room for those highly difficult bat jobs.
Before You Hire Someone, Remember This: Not Every Wildlife Or Pest Control Company Knowns How To Properly Handle Bat Removal. Educate Yourself & Make Sure To Hire A Pro.
The only effective way to remove bats from attics is to perform live bat exclusion, where the bats are allowed to exit the attic but not get back inside. Visit our directory of bat removal professionals in the USA & Canada to find an expert to give you a quote on your bat removal project. All companies listed in The BRP Network are certified bat control specialists.
Pricing does not include cleanup, see more info below for bat guano remediation.
Single Story Buildings/Homes:
Average Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $600 – $1,500+
Average Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $1,000 – $1,700+
Advanced Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $1,200 – $2,000+
Advanced Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $1,400 – $3,000+
Two Story Buildings/Homes:
Average Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $1,400 – $2,100+
Average Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $2,000 – $3,500+
Advanced Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $2,500 – $4,000+
Advanced Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $3,000 – $5,500+
Three Story Buildings/Homes:
Average Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $1,400 – $3,500+
Average Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $1,800 – $4,000+
Advanced Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $3,000 – $4,700+
Advanced Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $4,000 – $8,500+
Medium To Large Sized Barns & Outbuildings:
Average Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $2,400 – $4,400+
Average Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $3,000 – $6,000+
Advanced Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $4,000 – $7,000+
Advanced Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $5,000 – $9,000+
Medium To Large Commercial & Industrial Buildings:
Average Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $4,500 – $7,500+
Average Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $5,500 – $8,500+
Advanced Construction – Smaller Bat Colony: $8,000 – $12,000+
Advanced Construction – Larger Bat Colony: $10,000 – $20,000+
Variables Of Content:
Smaller Bat Colony= 10 To 45 Individual Bats.
Larger Bat Colony= 45 To 100+ Individual Bats.
Average Construction= Typical Gaps In & Around Chimneys, Gable End Vents, Roof Vents, Chimney Flashing, Eaves/Soffits, Dormers, Fascia, ETC.
Advanced Construction= Continuing Gaps Along Hazardous Areas Such As Ridge Vents, Tall Chimneys, Fascia Run, Dormers, Gable Vents, ETC.
How The Price For Bat Removal Is Calculated.
The cost to remove bats from attics is calculated by viewing the amount of work that needs completing on different parts of the building, and what type of material needs to be used.
A few of the main factors in cost are the size of building, how many gaps need to be sealed up, & size of the maternity colony living in the attic. The main factor of cost between those 3 things is the amount of sealant and exclusion work. On average, it’s fair to say the typical cost for bat exclusion will run somewhere between $1000-$2000.
The primary factor that influences the cost of bat removal is the size and condition of the building. A steep roof with multiple hazardous angles will cost a lot more than a home with an average roof.
“What Is The Cost For Bat Guano Cleanup?”
Once the bats have been vacated from your home, you’ve got to start thinking about restoring the accumulated damage the bats left behind and hire a cleanup service. Since bats live together in colonies, they will congregate in a “roost” which is where most bat guano will accumulate.
Expect to AT LEAST spend between $400-$800 for cleaning up bat waste. That is for removing the guano only, but not any insulation in the attic. View full-restoration costs in the next section.
Sometimes with a larger bat colony in your attic, the guano will accumulate very rapidly, and you’ll likely need a full attic restoration job done, which basically means that EVERYTHING needs to be taken out and your insulation replaced. In these situations urine will soak into your insulation and drywall ceiling, leaving a horrible odor, and sometimes you’ll even need the drywall replaced.
For Bat Guano Cleanup, You Can Either Hire A Wildlife Compay Or BioHazard Company.
Many people do not know this, but companies in the wildlife industry are one of the few resources in getting feces removed from your attic or crawlspace. Insulation companies will not remove guano; or any insulation for that matter. Their only job is to install insulation. You can also hire a BioHazard company for restoration, such as ServPro, but the service will be much greater in cost.
Cost Of Full Attic Restoration After Bat Removal
I cannot give you broken down costs for attic restoration. But, I can tell you this; to hire a company for full restoration, the cost will likely be somewhere between $5.00 – $7.50 Per Square Foot. To calculate what the cost of your job may be, take the square footage of your home and multiply that by the cost-per-square-foot, and you’ll get a ballpark idea of the potential cost.
How To Quote Yourself On Full Attic Restoration
To calculate what the cost of your job may be, take the square footage of your home and multiply that by the cost-per-square-foot, and you’ll get a ballpark idea of the potential cost.
Example: Costs Of Full Restoration On A 1,500 Square Ft Attic.
Minimum Cost: $7,500 Maximum Cost: $11,250
To calculate this, we take the cost per square ft, $5 – $7.50 and multiply that by the total square footage, being 1,500 square feet in this example.
The reason why the cost-per-square-foot can differentiate ($5-$7.50) is because there can be aspects of the job where a company may charge more per square foot. For example, depth of insulation that needs removing, accessibility of the attic, and contamination levels from guano.
“Is Bat Guano Cleanup Covered By Insurance?”
Homeowners insurance will sometimes pay for attic restoration after bat removal. Call your insurance company and talk to them about getting your attic restored after bat removal. But first, you need to get rid of your bats.
Find a local company in the Bat Removal Pro directory of professionals and ask about attic restoration after bat removal. CLICK HERE TO FIND A BAT REMOVAL COMPANY.