There's A Bat In My Home: What Should I Do?
A bat in your home can be terrifying, especially with various unknown factors and the possibility of your family or pets potentially getting bit. The good news is, bats are not violent creatures and will not attack without reason. The bad news is, they could bite if threatened and although the percentage is low, some do have the potential to carry rabies. To ensure the bat is removed safely, read this article for tips on what homeowners should do for effective CT bat removal.
Reduce Risk Of Exposure
First and foremost, if you believe there is a bat inside your home, you should get everyone (including pets) away from the bat and into a location the bat is not able to enter. If there is any chance, however small, that someone has come into contact with it than it needs to be captured rather than released. When captured, it can be tested for rabies as well as the person or pet that may have been exposed. It’s important to know that bats are not typically violent but will bit if startled. A bat’s mouth and teeth are very small, which makes a bite difficult to detect. If you are unsure if anyone has been exposed, capturing may be the best option. That way the bat can be tested, more than likely test negative for rabies and you will save worry and money. To ensure the bat is captured safely, have professional Wildlife Control provide quick and effective bat removal services.
Keep An Eye On It
While your waiting on the best solution for bat removal, make sure you don’t walk away. Keep the bat in your sights so it can’t fly away and leave you guessing on what to do next. Losing the bats whereabouts not only adds to the stress but also makes it difficult to evict and difficult to control exposure.
Provide An Exit
The bat may be in your home but it doesn’t want to stay in a place with no food source, water and people making noise. If no one has been exposed, isolate the bat and provide a way for it to get back outside. Open a door to the outside or a window and don’t force the bat out of it. Let the bat take the time to find the exit you have provided as using force can stress it out and lead to the bat attacking. Once the bat has flown out, shut all the exits to prevent reentry.
Determine How The Bat Got In
Once the bat is out of your home, you should determine how the bat was able to get in. Bats can easily fly in your home just by the attraction of a draft from your ventilation system. However, a more common reason is the possibility of a bat’s nest or colony somewhere around your home or even around your property. The first sign of infestation is seeing a bat appear in your home, which means there could be more hidden as most bats don’t typically live alone. Check your attic, chimney, garage or behind your home’s siding for signs of a bat colony. If you find one, don’t freak out and try to scare them away and especially don’t try to use poisons as this method is actually illegal (See Here). The best way for them to be removed is to call Wildlife Control Services.
Wildlife Control Services | Bat Removal And Prevention
We always strive to provide the customer and the wildlife with the safest and most effective management techniques at our disposal. We use ecologically sound and integrated control techniques in resolving human and animal conflicts. One area that Wildlife Control Services focuses on is Integrated Wildlife Management or IWM. IWM means looking at the whole picture in a given situation and combining several strategies for eliminating the problem.
We are always interested in preventing wildlife problems before they start; prevention is always the best course of action. Chimney caps, underground fencing, roof vent covers and a number of other techniques can prevent wildlife from entering homes or burrowing under structures, thus removing the necessity to capture animals in the first place.
For more about CT bat removal and prevention, call us today at 860-236-2683