So you have a bat in the attic problem. You just discovered the stealthy creature as you were putting storage in your attic when all of a sudden, it starts fluttering above your head, scaring you half to death! What are you going to do in order to get rid of the bat?
Well, one of the first things that you can do is add more lighting in your attic. Because bats are nocturnal, they are attracted to the darkness more than the light. So by taking away that darkness, you can take away the shelter, a.k.a. your attic.
Another thing you can do is add a one-way exclusion device. What this device allows you to do is allow bats to go back out the way they came into the attic, but it won’t allow them to come back into the attic.
One thing that you CANNOT do is trap bats. Because they are a protected species, you cannot entrap bats whatsoever. If you are unable to get bats out of your attic either the safe way or the light fixture way, then calling a professional would be your best bet. The pros know exactly what they are doing, and can remove these wild bats safely from your attic.
Keeping these things in mind will come in handy if you ever find yourself with an uninvited guest in your
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Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL