Bat Removal In Miami, Florida

10.25.2003 - This is a fine close-up photo that I took of a Brazilian Free-Tailed bat that I removed while on a bat control project in Miami, FL. They are not nearly as cute as the other common Miami bat, the Evening Bat. Notice the simian brow ridge, the pig-like nose, and the bristling whiskers all about the paunchy face. Yet, the mother bats still take care of the young. Isn't nature a marvel!

This particular bat was one of many that I removed from a Miami apartment complex. Most are removed without being touched, but this one accidentally made its way into the home, got dehydrated, failed to find a toilet to drink out of, and ended up flopped in the corner, exhausted, where I picked it up. Please do not pick up a bat. It might be rabid. This one was not, but I still took precautions, I was still gentle, and I know a rabid bat from a dehydrated bat. I just know.

I don't usually perform Miami bat removal, but as is always the case, I'll drive a far distance for larger projects. This was a large apartment building with a significant infestation, and it took over a week to complete the project. I've gotten calls for bat removal in all of Miami-Dade County, including requests for Hialeah bat removal, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood FL, North Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, and more. However, I rarely go to these areas, and usually just tell people to check my nationwide directory for a professional bat removal company in southeast Florida.

Click the link below if you need to hire such a company. Don't look for bat extermination in Miami, you don't want a bat pest control company, you want a professional bat removal exclusion professional, preferably certified by Bat Conservation International. I'd be happy to come to SE FL to perform bat exclusions, but I can't justify the travel time unless it is for a large project.

Anyway, I released this particular specimen by tossing it in the air near a lake, and it promptly swooped down to have a drink (bats skim water off of the surface). I think it ended up okay.

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Bats are generally non-aggressive animals. They won’t attack you or cause you any direct harm but their presence can still pose some risks to your family and your entire household.

Miami, Florida is home to many exotic creatures. It is not uncommon to find nuisance and even dangerous animals in your backyard. For this reason, Miami residents should be well-educated and always prepared for what to do in circumstances like this. In the case of bats, luckily, there are many ways to get rid of them - some methods you can do by yourself. However, it is strongly recommended to call a professional to do this for you.

Let’s dive in deep and learn more about the effects of having bats living inside your home. Here is a comprehensive guide with the basic information you need to know about bats as well as some tips and hacks on how you can solve this problem.

One major benefit of having bats in your home is that they help control the population of mosquitoes. Bats eat these tiny insects and they lessen the risks of you and your family getting some nasty mosquito bites. While this is a good thing, it does not outweigh the bad. Now, let’s learn about the dangers of having bats in your home:

Toxic guano endangers the health of you and your family

Bat droppings, also referred to as guano, are highly toxic and can cause lung scarring when inhaled by humans. In severe cases, this can even lead to serious complications and even death. If you have bats in your home, it is best that you take action to remove them immediately especially if you have children, the elderly, or people with respiratory problems living in your home.

How to remove bats in your home if you live in Miami, Florida


Using repellent is a humane way to get rid of this animal. In this way, you are not harming it nor are you causing direct harm to its nest. You are simply sending a message that it is not welcome inside your home. Among the most effective natural repellents, you can use are cinnamon, eucalyptus, aerosol, and phenol.

Mix these natural repellents in water and spray the solution in the area of your house that they stay in. Do this regularly and you will get rid of them soon enough.


All you need are some netting and sealant materials. If you have these, the next step would be to locate the bat entry points. Keep in mind that bats are out and about at night since they are nocturnal creatures. Take advantage of this time to seal tiny holes and gaps in your walls which they use to enter your home. When they come back, they will be surprised that there is no way to get inside anymore. To avoid having the same problem, do a thorough sweep in your entire house and make sure all holes are sealed so bats can no longer enter.

Call the experts

Bats are protected animals. They are not to be exterminated nor should their nests be unlawfully harmed. Professionals know exactly what to do given their training and experience. They also know how to minimize the risk of contracting diseases from guano. All things considered, instead of doing it yourself, it is best that you call the experts to remove bats from your home.

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