How do I get a bat out of my house?
This isn’t a question most of us want to have to type into our search bar. It happens though, and a lot more often than you probably think. Bats don’t need much of a window; plenty of them can infiltrate your roof or siding with just a little more than a dime-sized opening.
Again, while we know having to ask questions like, “how do you get rid of bats?” or “how to remove bats from attic?” can be a tiny bit daunting, here are some notes that should put you a little more at ease.
- Bats will not fly into your hair or attack you. While chasing insects, bats often fly erratically. This has led some people to mistakenly believe they are being “attacked” by the bat. Actually, bats are proficient flyers and can easily catch insects while avoiding people.
- Less than one percent of bats carry rabies. Although incidence of rabies in bats is low, a bat with rabies may show no outward sign of infection. Therefore, whenever handling a bat, always protect yourself by wearing leather gloves. Any bat bite or scratch should be considered serious. If someone has been bitten or scratched, attempt to capture the bat without damaging its head, so that it can be analyzed for rabies.
- Bats are beneficial and gentle creatures. Bats eat thousands and thousands of mosquitoes and other pests that make our summers a lot more enjoyable!
- Sometimes bats become a nuisance. The most common bat/human interactions involve a single bat that has found its way into a house or a colony of bats that has taken up residence in an attic, chimney or other structure.
If you have a bat in your house or believe a colony of bats is living in your attic, walls, garage, or somewhere else in your home, your best bet is to call the professionals at The Bat Guys Bat Removal and we’d be happy to safely remove the bats from your property and also clean up and restore whatever space the bats had occupied. ANY CLEANUP AND RESTORATION PRICES WILL BE QUOTED BY YOUR TECHNICIAN AND ARE SEPARATE FROM BAT REMOVAL OR BAT PROOFING PRICES QUOTED. (Please see the link to our Attic Clean Up Restoration page)
If it’s just a single bat that’s entered your home, there are several ways to try to remove it. First, open all your doors and windows. Bats have excellent echolocation and it may quickly realize that a window or door is open and simply fly out. You can also try to trap the bat in Tupperware, a butterfly net or even a blanket. Flying in close quarters (your house) will get the bat tired pretty quickly and they’ll land to catch their breath. Remember that bats have very fragile bones in their wings, so treat them gently before setting them free outside.