The Cost Of Bat Removal, Insurance, & Guano Cleanup
An often wondered about question among consumers is how much it will cost to remove bats from their attic or home. It’s generally known that bat removal services 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 quote you got. That is perfectly understandable.
We gain no benefit or loss from sharing this information with you, we just want to put accurate info out there and not beat around the bush about the actual cost! There are not many online resources that cut to the chase on this.
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It’s not accurate to say that a bat job will cost the same with 2 homes of the same size. The 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 And Make Sure To Hire A Pro.
The only effective way to remove bats from a building is to perform a process known as “live bat exclusion.” This process involves sealing the structure where any gaps of 3/4in or larger are found, followed by putting up one-way bat cones to let the bats out but not back in. This is a meticulous process. Make sure to hire a professional.
The Pricing below does not include cleanup. See bat guano remediation section below for more pricing information.
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.
“What Is The Cost For Bat Guano Cleanup?”
Expect to AT LEAST spend between $400-$800 for cleaning up bat waste. However, that is only removing guano, not insulation. Generally speaking, it’s recommended that all the insulation be removed & replaced.
For Bat Guano Cleanup, You Can Either Hire A Wildlife Company 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 hire a BioHazard company for restoration as well, such as Serv Pro, but the cost will be much greater. You will be better off hiring one company that can get rid of the bats and clean up afterward as well, rather than involving multiple businesses. You will save money by doing this.
Cost Of Full Attic Restoration Due To Animal Droppings
To hire a company for full attic restoration, the cost will likely be somewhere between $5.50 – $7.00 Per Square Foot. The actual cost varies depending on the conditions of the attic, i.e. depth of insulation, accessibility, etc.
How To Quote Yourself For Attic Restoration
To calculate what the cost of attic restoration on your home may be, take the square footage of your attic (measure length & width from outside) and multiply the number you get by the average cost-per-square-foot ($5.50 – $7.00.)
Example To Calculate Cost Of A Full Attic Restoration On A 1,500 Square Foot Attic.
Minimum Cost at $5.50 per square foot: $8,250
Maximum Cost at $7.00 per square foot: $10,500
“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.