We operate a professional wildlife removal company operating in the Tampa Bay area, including Clearwater and Saint Petersburg. We specialize in
the humane removal of wild animals from buildings and property. We commonly remove animals from attics, provide bat control and rat control, and
also general wildlife trapping and repair and prevention services. We are fully licensed and insured, and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call us at 813-404-7033
We Also Service These Areas
Hillsborough County Animal Control
Pinellas County Animal Control
Tampa Bay Bat Control Emails:
Hi....found your website, we live in Tampa, FL - I do not want to remove our bats that live in our neighborhood but I would like to find out about getting or building a bat house. We enjoy sitting out at night to watch them fly around. If you have any suggestions on how to build a bat house or how we can prepare bat food, I would appreciate it. Any info would be great.
WE HAVE A SOLE BAT IN OUR THATCHED ROOF HOME IN MABALINGE NATURE RESERVE OUTSIDE TAMPA FLORIDA.
WE HAVE LARGE DOOR OPENINGS AND I AM AT A LOSS OF HOW TO STOP THE PROBLEM.
THIS BAT URINATES ETC ON THE SIDE TABLE NEXT TO OUR BED WHICH IS NOT HEALTHY.
WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO SHOOT IT WITH A PELLET GUN, BUT WE ARE NATURE LOVERS AND DO NOT REALLY WANT TO GO THIS ROUTE.
DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR US.
Will homeowners insurance pay for bat damage? If only you remembered to ask your insurance salesman this question when they first presented their company to you, the anguish you would feel after youíve experienced damage from bat infestation, would be much less.
As things normally go with all insurance companies, most of the situations they do or donít cover depend on their policy and the contract youíve signed. In most cases, insurance companies donít cover bat infestation damage. The reason for this is, a homeowner is considered responsible to maintain their property in a way that protects it from pest infestation. Meaning, in the eyes of your insurance company, you are responsible to make sure the infestation doesnít happen.
However, there are situations where insurance companies might be willing to ďstretch their boundariesĒ. If the infestation didnít happen under your ownership of the property, but it was sold to you without any notification that the property is infected, companies might be willing to cover your damages.
The important thing to know in this circumstance is, even if you donít manage to claim the insurance for damages, everyone involved in selling you the infected house are legally liable to take responsibility for it- the previous owner, the real-estate broker, sales agent, all the people involved in your transaction that had previous knowledge.
Now, the reason that most homeowners often donít get to claim their insurance on these kind of damages, is that some removal companies require insurance to cover the costs, while insurance companies wonít do it until the home is disinfected by an official pest removal company. This is a vicious cycle that most homeowners break by deciding to simply handle the costs on their own. So, the right answer to this question, in vast majority of cases would be- No, homeowners insurance will not pay for bat damage.
The only true way to protect yourself is to maintain your household properly and thoroughly inspect the home you are planning to buy. You must have heard of people hiring pest control to inspect the property even before they make the purchase. This is a good way to protect your best interest, and make sure your future home is not in the way of any bat colonies. Overall, this is the best thing to do.
If you are looking to claim insurance on the damage of the home you have owned for a long time, and the infestation is considered to have happened under your care, chances of claiming insurance are almost non-existent. Overall, the best way to protect yourself would be to maintain your estate properly and avoid the infestation from even taking place.