What to do if I have a bat in my house?


Never fear! The experts are here. First, you need to locate where the bat is in the house.

When trying to locate the bat make sure to use thick, preferably leather, gloves and a flashlight, and NEVER put your hand somewhere before looking. 

Here are some places you should check: 

  1. Check high first, behind curtains and wall hangings.
  2. Check low, on the floor under items (bats can crawl).
  3. Generally bats can be anywhere, and they can fit in holes

Integrated Pest Management for Bats

Bat in the corner of a log cabin.Bat inside log home. Photo used with permission from Jerri Caldwell Hammonds.

Do you know how to deal with a bat that is flying around in your home, school or place of business? Would you like the bats in your attic or chimney to find another home? We have the answers to the questions you are asking!

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (hand wing) whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable