The "Biggest" Mole & Vole Trapper in Central Iowa


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Bat FAQ's

Why is there an inspection fee for bat removal?  

We have a $195.00 inspection fee for a couple reasons.  One is because we use it to gauge the seriousness of the person that is calling looking to have the bats removed.  The fee is taken off the top of the quote should you use our service.  The second reason is that we are very busy doing bat removal, bird control, and mole trapping.  Adding appointments does take a lil away from being able to get to these services for our existing clients and it covers our time as the average bat inspection takes 30 min to 2 hours to do effectively. 

What is the average cost for bat removal?   

This is a very hard question for us to answer,  my best response is it is like giving a haircut over the phone...just doesn't work.  Each building is different whether commercial, residential, or industrial.  Gaps 1/2" or larger must be inspected and sealed to prevent re-entry of bats and entries that are existing need one way bat valves installed and then a return trip must happen to take off those bat valves a few weeks later and those places sealed.  During the inspection all these will be taken into account as well as access to those areas like ladder or aerial lift needed and the steepness of the roof all play a factor in the total cost.  Our minimum base cost is $650.00 plus tax.  The range goes from $650 and up depending on the factors above. Typical ranges for residential homes goes from $650.00 plus tax up to $4-5 grand depending on size and amount of work required.  It is best to have the inspection done to determine the scope of your bat problem so that an accurate estimate can be given.

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Emergency Bat Removal inside living area of the structure 24 hours a day 

Within 60 miles of Ankeny...Between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mon-Fri it is $225.00... after hours and All Day Saturday or Sunday is $295.00...outside the 60 mile radius, add $75.00

As I am coming out, please stay within eyesight of the bat(s) or block off the room the bat(s) are in so removal can be quick and we both can get our day/night back

Also note,  All Emergency Bat Removals include a daytime inspection and quote for bat removal.  see details below.

City in Iowa or IA

Des Moines Ankeny West Des Moines
Altoona Johnston Berwick
Urbandale Saylorville Polk City
Windsor Heights Clive Norwoodville
Huxley Ames Adel
Grimes Waukee Granger
Madrid Dallas Center Indianola
Pleasant Hill Runnels Mitchellville
Bondurant Carlisle Norwalk
Cummings Beaverdale Nevada
Alleman Maxwell Elkhart
Cambridge Slater Prairie City

Counties of Jasper, Dallas, Polk, Warren, and Story

  • Fully Licensed & Insured for Bat Removal Work

  • $195.00 + tax Inspection Fee to determine the extent of your bat problem...this is within 60 mile radius of Ankeny.  Outside this radius it is $295.00 + tax.

  • After inspection I will give a quote based on what I find to seal up any gaps 1/2" or larger, screen off any vents, and should you go with my quote, I will deduct the paid $195.00 inspection fee off the top of the quote.  (Emergency Bat Removal Fees are not deductible)

  • 1 year Warranty comes with most bat exclusions...additional years warranties are available at an additional cost

  • Bats are active mostly at predawn throughout the night
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