Bats are frightening creatures for many individuals. When people think of bats, they conjure up images of dark, creepy caves and vampires. So when a bat finds its way into your house, the people within your home may panic. Your first reaction may be an attempt to kill the bat. Keep in mind, however, that it’s illegal to kill bats since they are valuable to the ecosystem because they consume so many insects. It’s also important to note that bats do not attack people; just bugs. Remember these considerations as you perform Birmingham bat removal.
If you don’t want to face this problem, learn appropriate prevention measures. Examine cracks and openings throughout your home, particularly in the windows and doors. If the opening exceeds half an inch in width, you need to seal it up. Weatherstripping, caulk, and steel wool are your best bets for closing up a hole or crack.
Letting It Fly Out
If a stray bat flies into your house unexpectedly, remain calm and rely on this simple method. First of all, keep it maintained in one room. Shut off other entrances and doors into other rooms in the house. Open all doors and windows in your house. Turn on lights, both in the room and outside the house so the bat will see more clearly. Patiently wait for the bat to fly out of the room.
Some prefer to take matters into their own hands when they see a bat flying in a residence. If you so choose, you can catch the bat on your own. Be sure you wear leather or at least sturdy gloves. The bat is not likely to bite you, but it has been known to happen before. Although you likely won’t get rabies from the bite, you should wear appropriate protection on your hands. If you are bitten, contact your health department or animal control. Wait for the bat to land on a wall or another surface. Have a cardboard box ready to swiftly place over the bat. Holding the box firmly against the surface, slide a sheet of sturdy paper or cardboard beneath the box. Then take the box outside, set it down, and lift up the box. The bat will fly away from your house. If the bat does not perch itself on a wall, use a towel, pillowcase, net, or trash bag to capture the animal. Make sure you close the opening before going outside to open it and release the animal.
When trying to get rid of bats, experts recommend setting up exclusion devices. These are devices placed over holes and other entryways for bats so that bats can leave the home but they cannot enter or re-enter. You can buy these devices at stores. They will be labeled as bat cones or bat netting. Place these devices all around your home and wait until all bats leave before taking them down and resealing holes and cracks with a weatherproof sealant such as caulk. The bats will probably be gone in 5 to 7 days. If you need extra assistance with Birmingham bat removal, be sure to call animal control experts.