Bats in an attic - a common sight.

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Bats: The Unwanted Houseguest - There are numerous things that you are able to do if you find that you have a bat in your attic. If you have a colony of bats, you may need to attempt different options. If you have several bats in your attic you will need to determine where they are coming into your home. You can do this by examining your exterior architectural structure for small openings and brown stains. Bats will leave behind brown stains from their fur when they rub against something. Once you have determined their enter point, you can simply install a one way device. This will allow your houseguests to fly out, but not back in.

If you only have one or two bats to get rid of, there are other methods that you can attempt. Of course, if you are afraid to handle the bat, you can seek the assistance of a professional. If the bat is in your living space, you may be able to just open the windows and doors. Bats have echolocation senses that will help them find a way out.

You are also able to catch the bat with a butterfly net. You want to be careful that you do not crush the bat. Bats have very tiny and brittle bones that can easily break. There is no reason that bats should be harmed when trying to remove them from your home.

You can also use a blanket to trap the bat. Simply throw a blanket onto the bat when it lands. You want to make sure that the blanket is not too heavy and will cause harm to the bat. Once you have caught the bat under the blanket, you are able to bunch it up at the bottom and release it outside. Once you have released your bat, you will need to seal up the openings so it cannot get back in.

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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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