Bats flying inside a house!

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Bats in the Living Space - Having a bat in your attic can be a complicated and serious issue. The process of getting rid of them can be just as complicated and serious. When most people discover that there are bats in their attic there first thought is wondering how they got in, in the first place.

Bats enjoy flying into homes that have small architectural openings or gaps near the edge of the roofline. From the opening they are able to crawl into their roosting spots. It is usually easy to determine where the bats are coming in and out of your home. Bats have grease and oil in their fur and this will leave brown stains when they rub against something.

There are other ways that bats are able to get into your home. This can be as simple as leaving a door or window ajar and the bat made its way through it. It may have also gotten in because another animal brought it into your home. More than likely, the bats have made their way in through a small opening in your roof. Most bats that are in your living space are there because they are roosting in your attic and have accidentally made it to somewhere else in the home.

If you find a bat in your living space there is not much need to worry. Unlike popular belief, a bat will not land into your hair or attack you. The bat is probably scared and feels trapped. Usually, if you will leave the window or door open, the bat will use it echolocation and fly back out. If the bat is not leaving your home willingly, you can either contact a professional service or attempt to catch it with a butterfly net. Be careful not to harm the bat as they are protected.

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Bats are great animals! Unfortunately, the do often choose to roost inside home and buildings, where they can create a big mess. It's a good idea to remove the bats from your belfry or attic, but it's also a great idea to avoid harming them! Any competent wildlife control expert should have the knowledge and expertise to safely and effectively remove an entire colony of bats from a house without harming or killing a single one. I know that I have a 100% success rate with bat removal jobs, and I believe the list of companies that I've compiled in my directory is of similar quality. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Bats page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals including bats inside houses. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or bat removal issues.
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