There are two main reasons why a bat would enter your residence: it was an accident or they are looking for shelter.
Unfortunately for many homeowners, bats are common along the East Coast, especially locations that are close to water sources. Finding a bat in your house can be frightening, but it is important to remain calm and follow these steps.
Seal Off The Area
If the bat is located in a single area of your house, like an attic or basement, try to seal off the area by closing the interior doors. This will serve to keep your family and pets safe by ensuring the bat does not travel to a different part of the house.
Open Exterior Doors and Windows
If a bat enters your house by accident, they will most likely be looking for an exit. The easiest way to identify a confused bat is if they are flying around the room, landing on different objects or furniture.
Opening all the exterior doors and windows gives the bat a way to get outside. The bat might not be able to find the exit immediately, so try turning off all the lights in the room. Keep all family members and animals away from the area until the coast is clear.
Clean All Remnants
If you have discovered a bat in your house, you most likely saw traces of the bat before seeing the pest itself.
Bats often carry diseases and parasites that are harmful to both humans and domestic animals. It is important to properly remove all droppings and remnants, complete with proper disposal and sanitation.
Call Shumaker’s Animal Control
While handling a bat problem on your own is possible, it can prove dangerous for those without proper training. Bats have sharp teeth and extremely sharp strong claws, which can easily cut through thin gloves or cardboard during standard removal processes.
Certain bat species travel as groups, or clusters, which means even if you successfully remove one bat, there might be more lurking in your house.
The team at Shumaker’s Animal Control will use nonlethal exclusion methods to remove the bat safely from your premises, without harm to any humans or pests.
Have A Bat Problem? Call the Experts at Shumaker Animal Control
If you think you have a bat problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you. Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that your home and pets are not in any danger.
At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves. All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.
Call us at 443-854-8072, visit our website or fill out our contact form for more information.