Bat in your hair. Is that a new Cambridge fashion trend? It’s many people’s most feared bat mishap. The fluttering monster tangled in your long locks. Its whimpering and flapping is second only to the amount of times it bites you. Bats stuck in hair is one of their biggest myths. It never happens. So, if a bat is in your home that shouldn’t even be a concern.
In mid-July and August a bat might find it’s way into your house. It’s difficult to stay calm. They’re one of the most feared species in urban areas. However, bats are usually looking for an exit. They don’t want to be in your living room any more than you want them there. If this happens make sure to close all doors to other rooms. Do not swat at the bat. That will panic the winged-creature and prolong the encounter. Open all doors and windows leading to the outside. Remove all pets and young children from the area. Once the bat calms down it will find its way back outside. It’s important not to touch or herd the animal. That will increase chances of being bitten and bats carry rabies. Also, a single bat likely means there are other colonies or roosts in the house.
Apart from the one stray bat, little brown bats and big brown bats often build roosts in buildings. These are also referred to as ‘house bats’ as they live in close proximity with humans selecting attics and buildings. They only have one or two pups a year. So, the preservation of the species is crucial. Exterminating or injuring them could severely affect their numbers. Bats play an important role in controlling the bug population and some species are protected by Environment Canada.
If you want to remove a bat colony from your attic do not use chemicals, poisons or repellents. It could leave disoriented, dead or dying bats on your property or in the community. This increases the risk of children or pets coming into contact with sick bats. If the poison wears off the bat will return to its roost in your attic. So, the best method of preventing maternity colonies is to seal all entry points to your home. Contact a local Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. They can promptly and safely extract the bats from your attic or walls.
If you discover a bat or evidence of them in your house make sure to contact Cambridge’s Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. They’re experts in bat removal and early prevention.
If you’ve had a bat in your home it’s time to call in a professional bat removal service to prevent future incidents. Call Skedaddle today – 1-888-592-0387.