How to Deal With Bats
Certain kinds of bats come in contact with humans more than others. Typically house-
or building-dwelling bats such as the little brown bat, are the ones that cause problems
for humans. The little brown bat usually gives birth in early May to one offspring,
who wont be able to fly untill July. Once the baby becomes too heavy for the mother
to fly around with, attics often become the bats new nursery. Attics tend to maintain
the desired temperature to raise young, thus making this a desired location in urban
areas for mothers to raise their young. This can be dangerous because the residents
will not notice the bats for a multitude of years, untill the build up of fecies and
urine becomes so high that the home owners will panic and take improper action, hurting
the bats. Bats can be prevented from flying into homes on accident and using them
as a nursery, by simply closing all small spaces 1/2 inch or larger near the top of
homes. This will make a huge difference and will prevent the harm done to bats by
How to Deal With Bats in the House
- If a bat is found flying confused around the house, stand near the wall of the room.
This will help prevent the look that the bat is "attacking you" becuase the bats flight
slows down in the middle of circular flight around a room.
- Do not touch the bat with your hands! Simply close off all exits, besides one clear
- If you suspect that a bad is in hosued in your attic, a "bat watch" just at dusk can
reveal entrances. Watch closely from before sunset until at least thirty minutes
- Never try and excavate a bat population when the colony is at its hight from May-
August. This could disturb the whole population.
- Once it is past these months a special excavation tactic can be used called a one-way
bat check-valve. This only lets the bats out of the house, but not back in.