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How to Get Rid of a Bat Flying in Your Home

No one likes uninvited guests, especially when that uninvited guest looks like something straight out of Count Dracula’s castle. Yes, we’re talking about bats. So, how do you get rid of bats in your house? Bat removal isn’t complicated. Here are a few tips to help you out.

Wear Protective Gear

While bats are not aggressive creatures, they do have sharp teeth they are not afraid to use if they feel threatened. This puts you at risk of contracting rabies. That’s why you must always wear protective gear when getting rid of bats.

Remember that Bats Use Echolocation

Echolocation is a superpower animals like bats and dolphins use to determine the location of objects using reflected sound. This helps bats respond faster to your movements, making them harder to catch.

Trap and Release

The easiest way to execute a bat removal mission is to trap and release it. To do this, allow the bat to land, and then gently cover the bat with a plastic container or box. Gently slide a piece of cardboard under the box to close the bat inside. Take the bat outside and release it. Don’t worry! It won’t fly back inside your house because it never wanted to be there in the first place.

Call Animal Control

Handling bats can be a dangerous affair. If you don’t feel confident enough to remove the bat yourself, it’s a great idea to enlist the help of a bat removal service or animal control. Especially since bats are protected species, you’ll want to ensure that the bat removal is as humane and safe as possible for the bat.

If you have an uninvited guest of the bat kind in your home and need help getting rid of it, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (310) 551-0901.