What To Do If You Have A Bat In Your Home

Posted on: 18 November 2020

If you have a bat in your home, you may wonder what to do. Instead of running around screaming in fear, read on for tips to help guide you to get rid of the bat for good.

Remain Calm

If you're not calm, or you are making a lot of noise, it is going to scare the bat as well. It will attempt to fly around your home in an effort to escape. If the bat was nesting in your home, you need to remove it and take it far away from your house, as it will come back to it's "home". If the bat just happened to fly into your home, you can get it out and it will find it's way back to wherever it came from. To do any of this though, you have to remain as calm as possible.

Let It Land

Move to an area where you feel safe and allow the bat to land. Once the bat lands, you can try to either get it out of your home, or you can catch it and remove it. To do this, you need to remain calm, and lower the noise in your home. If it's quiet and calm, the bat will land eventually. If it flew into your home, you may be able to open a door or window nearby to see if it will go back out the way it came, although this may be difficult to do.

Usher It Out

Get the bat out of your home using a pillowcase or a sheet. Once the bat has landed, take the pillowcase and attempt to trap it in the pillowcase, then seal the pillowcase and take it away from your home to release it. A sheet can also be used, but you will need help with this task. With one person on one side and someone on the other, hold both sides of the sheet and gently guide the bat out of your home and through an open door.

If the bat just happened to come into your home, you may be able to remove the bat on your own. However, if the bat thinks that your house is their home, they may be a little more reluctant to leave. Either way, if you aren't able to get the bat out of your house, you may need the services of a pest control professional to remove the animal for you.


From Skunks to Bugs

Almost any animal can become a household pest if the situation is right. Skunks, for example, usually build their nests outdoors, but if you happen to have a hole in your garage wall, a skunk might move in and take advantage of your warmth. Rats can also move into your home, as can a variety of insects, from earwigs to ants. If you would like to learn more about detecting these pests, getting rid of them, and keeping them away, then read the articles here. We are not pest control professionals ourselves, but we do have a lot of knowledge about this topic, and we're excited to share that knowledge with you.


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