Bats that are seeking shelter sometimes squeeze through a small opening to get into an attic. They may then make their way into the main living area. If you find a bat inside your home, here are some do’s and don’ts.
What to Do If You See a Bat in Your House
Get children and pets out of the room so they will be safe and so they won’t cause the bat to panic. Bats tend to fly higher near walls and lower in the center of a room. Stay close to walls so the bat doesn’t fly into you.
The bat will probably fly around the house looking for a way out. Close interior doors and open a window or an exterior door so the bat will be able to leave on its own.
Contact a Professional If You Need Help with Bat Removal
If the bat doesn’t fly out of the house and instead lands on a surface, you may be tempted to try to catch it, but that can be dangerous. Bats can carry rabies, and a frightened bat (like any frightened animal) may bite or scratch you, even if you wear thick gloves or try to pick it up with a towel.
Hire a wildlife removal professional who knows how to handle bats safely. Anderson Wildlife Control has experience taking care of many types of problem wildlife, including bats. We can safely and humanely exclude the bat from your house to reduce the risk of injury to your family and pets and minimize the damage to your house.
Figure out How the Bat Got into Your Home
It’s possible that the bat gained access to your house because someone left a door open. If the means of entry isn’t clear, it may be necessary to investigate to find out how the bat got inside.
At Anderson Wildlife Control, we do more than just remove animals from customers’ properties. We find out how they got in and make repairs to keep animals from getting inside and causing additional problems in the future.
Our team can remove a bat from your home and then locate the entry point the bat used to get in, even if the hole is tiny and difficult to see. We can then seal it off so you won’t have to worry about something like this happening again. Contact Anderson Wildlife Control today to get help with bat removal.