You can get rid of bats with a simple device called a bat cone. We do it all the time (when necessary) and sometimes we even make our own. This is a step by step picture presentation of the installation of a bat cone. I hope it helps you if you decide to do it yourself, which by the way, I do NOT recommend you attempt a DIY bat removal unless you have no other option. There can be serious consequences if not done correctly. You could end up with bats inside your living space or worse bitten or scratched. Even though the chance of a rabies transmission is low, the survival rate of full on rabies is ZERO, meaning it is 100% fatal untreated, and sometimes if it is too late in the process, for instance the symptoms are clearly visible – it is 100% fatal.

So while I can show you the installation process, you should still seek the help of a professional.

Before you install the one-way door you must first make sure that they are not able to get back in another way. If there are other cracks and crevices that are not being used by bats but could be in the future, you should seal those up first before installing a bat cone.

The first step in any bat removal (prior to the bat cone) is to find out where the bats are entering and exiting which may be different. If you’re new to this I would recommend you do a night watch, and an early morning watch to help determine not only where they are coming out but also where are they getting in. For the most part (not always) bats enter and exit through the same hole but sometimes there are multiple holes.

Once you have correctly identified the primary and only entry and exit points, you can seal everything else up and install your bat cones. this is where an expert really makes a difference.

Keep in mind if you simply have a single bat inside your home, you may have a bigger problem than just that one bat. If you attempt to remove it you must wear gloves and gently remove it to outside. They really are timid little animals, but they can get aggressive if you squeeze them or inflict pain. You would too!


photo Bat entry point in a column
The bat cone was installed on both sides of this column, the image sequnce was taken during the installation of the opposite side but clearly show the 'dirty spot" where the bats are entering the column.
Image shows an electronic monitoring cable (optional)
Using metal tape I create a flexible seal around the hard plastic cone to seal the edges of the cone - this sticks well to the stucco.
Installation complete, with the optional monitoring device.
these cones are taped in place with gorilla tape - it holds well to brick. It is also important to note that the backside of the tape near the actual hole in the brick structure is non-sticky because I taped the back of the tape to make it smooth. The bats are not exposed to the sticky part of the tape in any way.
Bat removal repair photo
Charles Parker caulking a potential re-entry point

We serve the Saint Tammany Parish area getting rid of bats.