Bats in the house!

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Yikes! We have a bat problem.
We have an older home with lots of large trees and about 3-4 times a year we have bats on the top floor.
What is the best way to get rid of them? I don't know where they are coming in.
We have a chimney but it's sealed off from the room. We also have a patio door but the screen is closed. We have two side attics where I saw them in also.
Any help is appreciated!
q bats in the house , home maintenance repairs, pest control
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  • Sue c. Sue c. on Aug 17, 2016
    Contact local pest removal company-fast. Bats are becoming endangered due to a fungus that you do not want to mess with. I would phone your local Dept. of Natural resources office to check which pest services they know of to remove your "free" lodgers. You may even need to have a service clean up any mess the bats have left behind. Good luck and be safe with this.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 17, 2016
    Agreed. I don't not think you should attempt this.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Aug 17, 2016
    Have professionals do this job. Bats carry rabies. lol, used to live in austin, texas.

  • Have you considered building a bat house? Give them the option of that or your house they will go there. To keep them out of the attic but not lose airflow, I would use screen material wherever there is an opening. Bats can carry rabies but the more likely issue is their guano. It attracts cockroaches and other undesirable insects. Good luck.

  • Lionel Coombes Lionel Coombes on Aug 18, 2016
    Take mothballs and place it close to places they enter and scatter more about any places they might nest (keeps other critters away too). This way, you can make the environment to be unfavourable for the bats.

  • Trudy Trudy on Aug 18, 2016
    While you are waiting for the DNR, if they end up in your living space open a window or door to the outside, turn off the lights and walk away so they can find their way out. Don't kill them, think of all the ZIKA carrying skeeters they will eat.

    • Connie Connie on Aug 18, 2016
      When it was dark my husband opened the patio screen door and he thought he flushed it out in all the commotion. I still think there's more so we'll need to get an expert the way it sounds.

  • Craftyshak Craftyshak on Aug 18, 2016
    use moth balls to keep them out..it is also good for skunks.. build a bat house the bats are great for keep bugs away like mosquitos... sprinkle mothballs around where they are getting in... that will help....

    • Connie Connie on Aug 18, 2016
      I'm hearing alot about moth balls, thanks for the advice.

  • Tina brennan Tina brennan on Aug 18, 2016
    Bats are protected during nesting and there are only certain times of the year they may be removed from an attic (at least in Fla.). You MUST find the point of entry and then what the professionals do is put up a netting around the entry to your attic whereas they can fly out but not back in, but this must be done after young have left or they will die and you will have even a bigger problem. Bat poop in your attic and dead bats are not something anyone should deal with. I have a friend that had to and it was stinky, unhealthy and expensive to fix. I find it hard to believe that moth balls will keep them out as my friend bug bombed his attic and they were still there, then he called the professionals.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Aug 18, 2016
    We had to call "You Got Critters" guy to seal up our house when a big rat decided to move in under our house. (The City tore down some old buildings and he moved in with us!) We have had squirrels tear off boards to get into the attic! Closed those up and it seemed to work!

  • Sue Klinedinst Sue Klinedinst on Aug 18, 2016
    My answer will be disappointing. You can't kill them - against the law in most states. You can't seal the holes in the daytime because they are inside and will search for other ways out (maybe inside your house) or die and decompose in your walls. You can't seal the holes in the night when you think they are out because 1) there could be babies hanging in there and 2) not all the adult bats leave every night. I tried putting up a bat house hoping to lure them out. Ha ha ha. They like my house better; no bats it the bat house. The only way is to hire someone who will construct a funnel type device where bats come out but can't get back in which must be done before babies are born or after they can fly. Then seal all holes of 1/2 inch or more. Some bats hibernate and some migrate. Catching and release doesn't work cause they will just come back. So you can hire an expensive professional or enjoy your bats. On the plus side - very few mosquitoes around here.

    • Mary Mary on Aug 18, 2016
      Enjoy them. It could be something a lot worse.

  • Bea Bea on Aug 18, 2016
    Although a lot of people get creeped out by bats, they are very beneficial in that they do eat a lot of flying bugs. If you can't afford a professional, do place some bat houses outside and use moth balls throughout the area. Moth balls really do work. Best of luck!

  • Mickie Mickie on Aug 18, 2016
    I don't think having large trees has anything to do with it. It's the "old house" that does. Bats only need about a quarter size hole to get in your attic. Get professional help, because if you see a few, there are probably more. They are looking for places to have their babies, and once they do there is nothing you can do til the babies have fledged. I have an old house, we had bats in our attic. I thought it was a few and I think the total colony removed was 30 bats! We are constantly on guard for signs of bat guano (one of the signs that bats are roosting in your attic) because this spring, bats returned and wanted to use our house again for their nursery. Again, call someone, bat guano is harmful to humans and they will continue to roost in your space. Good luck! I hate bats, and they have a purpose in this world, they just can't live in my house!

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    • Mickie Mickie on Aug 18, 2016
      It's very expensive. I live in Illinois, I'm sure every area is different. We spent well over $1000, only to have them return and find a tiny gap in the roof where a storm blew a few shingles lose (or some roof term). Having experts come in is best as we tried everything (moth balls, lights, etc.).

  • Sue White Sue White on Aug 18, 2016
    Put small bags of moth balls in atic at vents where they come in to sleep.

  • Robin Robin on Aug 18, 2016
    Again, no easy or likeable solution. We have not been able to rid ourselves or them completely. Once or twice a year we will have one in the main house. When they get in the house, turn off all the lights - open up your main door and turn a light on outside. The bat will go to the light. Close door and sigh with relief. We are saving up for the professionals. Good luck.

  • Darla Reed Darla Reed on Aug 18, 2016
    No easy fix. Best Solution: Call exterminator. There may be young ones up there. If you seal up entrance/exit spaces, they cannot leave. The smell of dead bats will have you exiting your home, not to mention you destroyed enviromentally friendly animals. With Zika, we need our bats. I do not want them in my home either. Exterminators will not kill them, but will monitor them and when the young are gone, will seal up attic. Sorry 😟

  • Diane Hans Diane Hans on Aug 18, 2016
    Bat Magic made by Bonide Co. I also have a older 2 story house never found where they were coming in but I put this stuff in the attic and no Bats. I found this at Ace Hardware but can be found on line. Good luck.

    • Eloise Eloise on Aug 18, 2016
      I didn't know this existed. We've had issues with flying squirrels in the attic. Would this product work to repel them?

  • Ikr8277836 Ikr8277836 on Aug 18, 2016
    I have a house overseas, and I had a problem with bats. I found a company that installed electronic device. Since than so far no BATS!

  • Kathy Kathy on Aug 18, 2016
    I would call an exterminator. They should be able to remove them and seal off the entry. In the news recently, there was a woman who had bats in her house and apparently a bat bit her while she was sleeping and she ended up dead 10 days later. Don't mess around with the health of your family.

  • Linda Jung Linda Jung on Aug 18, 2016
    Go outside about the time they will start going outside. See exactly where they are coming out of your home. Now be ready with strong flashlights, that foam in a can. After you think the last one has flown the coop. Go inside where they came out at and foam that spot so they can't get back in in the early morning. Then get someone out there to close the spot up correctly. That about the only way to do it cheaply. Good Luck Connie.

  • Rose Marie Rose Marie on Aug 18, 2016
    Call a professional to get them out and ID potential new locations they may try to come in. They've bonded with your house so expect them to try to come back. Coincidently, they're coming today to begin getting rid of my bats. Good luck to both of us!

    • Connie Connie on Aug 18, 2016
      Thanks for the advice. Good luck with your bat situation. How much will a professional charge for this?

  • Craftyshak Craftyshak on Aug 18, 2016
    u are very welcome..... if you can build some bat houses... You do need them around to help with the bugs... Bats are not that bad...... and they do stay away from us humans.....when my daughter was little we would go get in the pool and night and be very still and watch the bats come down and drink the water in the pool..... All animals are wonderful... well maybe a few Human animals are in question...LOL.... good luck with the bats......

    • DORLIS DORLIS on Aug 18, 2016
      I agree. Call the conservation department, they will have ideas how to remove them and relocate.

  • Deanna.Turetski Deanna.Turetski on Aug 18, 2016
    I can talk about this because we had a bat problem in our condo building. Once inside you have a huge problem - get an exterminator before they start nesting between the walls. Once they do that you need a demolishing crew. Their feces are highly toxic as well. Once they have been exterminated!! get yourself a gadget which when plugged in it releases a sound that only bats can hear and they won't come near your place. In fact get the gadget now. You said you didn't know where they were getting in. Bats can squeeze through a hole or crack the size of a dime. All I can say is Good Luck! I HATE THEM!

    • Connie Connie on Aug 18, 2016
      Until you have one crawling around next to your bed you don't know how creepy it is and how it gets into your phsycy. I don't hate them I just want them out now. I'm sleeping on the couch in the living room. Yea!

  • Debbie Debbie on Aug 18, 2016
    my colleague had bat issues. she called a professional that specializes in removing bats. they determined how and where the bats were coming in and took care of the problem.

  • Anne Young Anne Young on Aug 18, 2016
    Hire someone with experience in removing bats. They can carry rabies. Don't do this yourself.

  • Vanda wright Vanda wright on Aug 18, 2016
    Lucky you........ bats are wonderful! Call the Extension agent for your county. Scroll down a bit on the left side of the page!!

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Aug 18, 2016
    One night my Mom's arm swelled up huge with a big red vein like line running up her arm towards her heart, we rushed her to the hospital where she almost died. It was from bug bites carried by the bats that had infested the attic and walls of the house. Enough said?

  • Barb Kutcher Barb Kutcher on Aug 18, 2016
    Build a bat house

  • Lizzy L Lizzy L on Aug 18, 2016
    I saw this on a TV show. They had to wait until the bats took off for the night, then sealed up where they were coming in. You will need to hire a professional.

  • Elaine Elaine on Aug 18, 2016
    Get professional help fast - the money spent will be well worth it!!

  • Jane Jane on Aug 18, 2016
    When they get in your house, turn off all the lights, open a door to the outside, and turn on the porch light. They will fly toward the light and out of your house. After years of trying to catch or kill bats, my folks did this, and it really works.

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Aug 18, 2016
    A friend called in a bat removal service. You can try to see if there is something like that in your area. You will need to seal off where they are coming in and I would also build bat houses. Go outside around sunset to see where they are leaving. That will help narrow down their entrance and exit points. Just don't kill them please.

  • Kari Roberts Kari Roberts on Aug 18, 2016
    Yes build a bat house and use the guano for fertilizer for your garden. Awesome stuff.

  • Rose Marie Rose Marie on Aug 18, 2016
    Cost depends on how much preventive patching needs to be done. I paid $100 for an inspection. They'll install a one-way gate over their exit point(s) so the bats will not be able to re-enter once they go out to feed. It'll take up to a week for everybody to go out for dinner.

  • Helen Helen on Aug 18, 2016
    Please get professionals in, most probably you have entry area in the attic, etc. My friend had the same problem, hers was a small opening in house under eave. Also, bat guano & urine carry disease known as histoplasmosis, exposure from bat guano (bat droppings). It is an infectious disease caught by inhaling the spores of the histoplasmosis capsulation fungus.

  • Wanda Kuehn Sanderson Wanda Kuehn Sanderson on Aug 18, 2016
    We had bats in an older house we owned many years ago. The exterminator said the best way to kill them was with a tennis or badminton racket. They can't sense it because it isn't solid. To keep them out, you have find the spot they are getting in. It could be as small as a nickel. Stuff it with steel wool or cover with a tight wire mesh. They can not eat through metal. Time consuming, but it worked for us. I did kill one with the tennis racket.

  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Aug 18, 2016
    Well you will have to find out where they are coming in from and seal it off!They can squeeze themselves into spaces smaller than a dime!I know.Had this issue.

  • Marge Zbojniwicz Marge Zbojniwicz on Aug 18, 2016
    cover any attic vents with a fine mesh screen. they can get in a very small space

  • Leslie Anne Black Leslie Anne Black on Aug 18, 2016
    Go to your local Big Box store like Home Depot or Lowe's and buy a BAT BOX or build one yourself. I have a neighbor that put two at the rear of his backyard and now that is where all the bats go.

  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Aug 18, 2016
    Get professional help. Remember that bats do serve a purpose , they eat insects.

  • Jeannie Carle Jeannie Carle on Aug 18, 2016
    I've been told by a conservationist a couple of things - one is that certain "breeds" you are not allowed to kill - one is that you should wait until night when they're out and about to plug the entries as you really don't want to trap a bunch inside to die. We have many who live in the bell-tower of the ooold school I live in and would not harm them for anything. They eat their weight in things like mosquitoes.

  • JEWEL C JEWEL C on Aug 18, 2016
    Send them to me . We have a mosquito problem in Louisiana. I have 2 bat houses and no tenants.

  • Connie Connie on Aug 18, 2016
    Get a bat box. They are very good bug control so you are lucky to have them around( even though they do creep most people out a little)

  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Aug 18, 2016
    1st of all, you need to figure out how they're getting in & out. Just as the sun is going down, go outside & have some people help you surround your house on all sides. They are naturally nocturnal creatures. They go out to hunt & feed at dusk & return just before dawn. Find out where they're coming in & out at first, then, you can deal with them better. Once you've figured that out, go into the house just after they've gone & seal up that area with tin foil & wood. The tin foil acts like a sounding board to their ultrasonic hearing & the wood prevents them from returning into the house. Then, clean up your bat guano & sanitize the whole area. Replace any & all insulation it may have contacted. While you're in the attic, turn off all lights & you can see where the light (if any) is showing up. If it's holes, fill them, if it's windows, board them up. They won't return as long as you boarded up their entrance & you won't have to hurt or kill ANY of them. They will find a new place to roost once they've figured out they can't roost there anymore. Hope this helps. :)

  • Ann Smith Ann Smith on Aug 18, 2016
    Get a bat box, like previous poster said. It should house them comfortably, and yes, they are a boon to the ecosystem......

  • Donna Donna on Aug 18, 2016
    I had a problem with the occasional bat coming into the attic from around my chimney. I hung a big handful of mothball crystals in a cheesecloth pouch, attached that to a long stick and leaned it up against the chimney. No more bats and didn't have to replace that deterrent for several months.

    • Connie Connie on Aug 18, 2016
      I might try that first before bringing in the big guns.

  • Donna Donna on Aug 18, 2016
    I leaned it against the chimney inside the attic, NOT the outside at the top of the chimney.

  • Priscilla Marchant Priscilla Marchant on Aug 18, 2016
    Bats are protected by law in the UK, you may need specialist advice.

  • Melody Melody on Aug 18, 2016
    We are having the same problem, Here in the U.S. they are a protected pest as well because they eat the bug's. I had to deal with them coming into our home living quarters from the attic, I fortunately I rent so I turned the problem over to the land lord!

  • Mikki Mikki on Aug 18, 2016
    Why not hang a bat house in your yard furthest away from the house? They may prefer a space where it's easy and quiet as opposed to "shacking up" with the neighbors.

  • Lauren Lauren on Aug 18, 2016
    To me, it would be best to call a pest removal company. They will be able to properly remove existing bats and seal any entry points. Also, bat guano is dangerous to humans and should be removed by a reputable company.

  • Tax9759673 Tax9759673 on Aug 18, 2016
    We had the same problem. We finally hired a specialist who was able to determine where the bats were getting in. He closed off all of the possible exits except for a couple. On those exits, he installed a long mesh tube so that the bats could get out of the house but not get back in. After a few days he came back and closed in those exits as well. It was expensive but well worth it. We have not had any more bats and it has been well over five years.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Aug 18, 2016
    I do not know how to get rid of them. And, please do not kill them. They are necessary to the environment for insect control. To get them out of the house, wait until evening, turn off all the lights IN the house, and put a light OUTSIDE the house. They will fly outside to the light source.

  • Karen McClymont Karen McClymont on Aug 18, 2016
    We used to have this problem at our old cottage. We found that if we put lights ON in the attic area they did not come in at dusk. I agree getting a bat house is a good idea.

  • Murphy Murphy on Aug 18, 2016
    Please search through out your house to find out where the bats are coming in and close off their access. Bats are very beneficial to humans and eat many mosquitoes and other harmful insects.

  • First I would call a local pest control company out to have them find where they might be coming in. Then fix that, yourself, if you can. Next, if you are handy, build some "bat houses" and hang on trees away from the house so they have a place to go. Pinterest and Google will turn up a ton of ideas for you. And I agree, please do not try to kill them. They are great bug eaters! But, i get you do not want them IN the house, health concerns, etc. everything has a right to live - just not in our houses. Good luck and please let us all know what worked best for you and your family.

  • Debbi Raye Debbi Raye on Aug 18, 2016
    When we discovered bats getting in the attic through the ventilation. My husband covered the area with plastic. Leaving only a area at the bottom loose enough for the bats to exit. They can't figure out how to get back in. He replaced the vent and screening with new and we never had a problem. As far as the droppings, we did not need to remove any because we noticed the problem promptly.

  • Princess Princess on Aug 18, 2016
    We had a 4 story home and some levels had balconies... So we had pigeons & bats... Well the bats would come inside...my Daddy-O got a long handled fishing net and we kids would catch them... They would get tangled so we used his 2. long nosed pliers for taking out fish hooks ...took them out side and released them.... Nower days and as an adult.... I would wear leather gloves with the long nose plyers to untangle them from fishing net......me and my older brother had fun doing this ... And we didnt kill them bats.

  • Ann Ann on Aug 18, 2016
    A friend hired someone who found where they were getting in and sealed it off and sealed where they were coming downstairs. They also removed all the dung from the house. Nasty job but someone does it. Good luck.

  • KKAbsherwrites KKAbsherwrites on Aug 18, 2016
    Bats are beneficial and PROTECTED in the USA. You will need an exterminator to relocate them, clean and seal off where they are coming in.

  • Barrie Templeton Barrie Templeton on Aug 18, 2016
    Bet you don't have a lot of insects, like flies and mosquitoes. Bats eat TONS of real pests. Even though you may not like their presence, they won't really be harmful, only somewhat messy around their nesting areas. Maybe you can make bat houses to mount on the sides of a shed away from where you work/play in the yard. I'm sure the Net has plans and suggestions for placement.

  • Monica Monica on Aug 18, 2016
    Be very careful about sealing the entry points, as you do not want any of the babies stuck inside. Check with your local ag extension or reputable pest control company as there are rules regarding when this can be done. Typically late summer early fall but it depends on where you are. Bats are beneficial and we cannot afford to lose them to sealing off at the wrong time. Best of luck!

  • Laurie Laurie on Aug 18, 2016
    Bats can enter through very small cracks. Had my cottage attic professionally cleaned & sanitized. Dung in the air is hazardous to your health if you breathe it, so best to hire a pro.

  • Chris Chris on Aug 19, 2016
    I've been told bats dislike noise, especially during the day. Place a radio in the attic and leave it on. Hope that helps!

  • Deanna.Turetski Deanna.Turetski on Aug 19, 2016
    Feel for you! If it was me I would not be around....I would be dead from a heart attack. I really hope you get your problem solved soon.

    • Connie Connie on Aug 19, 2016
      Thank You Deanna. It's creepy hearing them flapping above your bed in the middle of the night

  • Carol Poulin Carol Poulin on Aug 19, 2016
    Carol Allenstown, NH Growing up we had bats in our old house. My Mother was ready to sell the place because she was deathly afraid of them. She didn't care how much it would cost for an exterminator to clear the house of Bats. Here's how to get rid of them, (per "Bat Man", that's what the exterminator called himself) First: your going to need a drawing of the outside of your house (all 4 sides, that would be 4 sheets of drawings from the basement to the roof.) Second: You will need Family & Friends to help you for 3 nights at dusk (this is when Bats leave the house to feed.. even their babies leave to feed). You will need enough people on all 4 sides to watch where the bats come out. One person per side won't cut it.. use at least 4 or 5 people per side depending the size of your house. Mark the drawing sheet with an X at the place the bats come out of the house as best as you can. Do this for 3 nights .. on the 3rd night once the bats leave to feed, you & Friends will have to climb (By Latter if need be with flash lights) to the area marked on your sheets & stuff the hole with tissue paper to seal up it up. The bats WON'T chew (can't) chew to get back in. If they can't get back in .. they will leave. But you only have a short time to seal the holes while the bats are out feeding.... you'll have about an hour or so before they come back. It only takes 1 bat to attract other bats by their droppings. It's important all the bats are out of the house before you seal the holes. Hope this helps, Good Luck!!!

  • Karen Karen on Aug 19, 2016
    Billy the exterminator in Benton, La had a show for a while that featured this problem - you could possible YouTube it. You don't want to hurt bats because they are extremely important to the environment and they are already having problems because of a fungus that is killing them

  • Sandy Shafer-Prendergast Sandy Shafer-Prendergast on Aug 19, 2016
    Build some Bat Houses and put them up out side your house. Bats are beneficial they eat bugs especially mosquitoes. http://www.nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife/Cover/...

  • Diane Hans Diane Hans on Aug 19, 2016
    Don't know if it would work for the squirrels.

  • Norma Durbin Norma Durbin on Aug 19, 2016
    Had same problem, old house on lake....watched at dusk as they leave, used copper scrubbies to block holes (tissue paper as suggested may become bedding for mice.......the scrubbies can be placed pretty easily and are pretty cheap, and permanent......

  • Link Link on Aug 20, 2016
    An exterminator told me to look for the droppings and you will find the entrances and exits. Bats migrate . You will have to view to see when they no longer are returning. At that time you will have to seal every nook and cranny you find. They will return in the spring and if you missed one cranny they will find it.

    • Bbe8355843 Bbe8355843 on Aug 20, 2016
      Bats leave a trail of dirty greasy streaks where they enter a home, which makes it a lot easier to discover their entry spots. One can open a window if a bats gets into the interior of one's home. They will sense the air movement & will find it's way out. A well lit room also repels the bat. It will hide, more than likely, behind a room's drapes or curtains. OPEN THOSE DOORS & WINDOWS !

  • Susan wilson Susan wilson on Aug 20, 2016
    In England they are protected you can not remove while nesting and cannot kill them we have to get people in to inspect the place and see where you can rehouse them and at your expense have to pay all the cost

  • Martha Martha on Aug 20, 2016
    Bats are useful animals in that they eat LOTS of flying bugs, especially mosquitoes. I think the bat houses idea is best. If they nest in your attic, they will leave droppings where they hang to rest, which might help locate their entrances. My house, which is old, had unsealed air vents at the ends of the attic and under the edge of the roof (instead of at the top of the roof), to ventilate the attic. My son covered the vents with steel wire mesh and used spray-foam insulation to cover any gaps at the edges. You don't want to make your vents air tight, as your attic needs to be able to vent warm, moist air.

    • Connie Connie on Aug 21, 2016
      Nice article, it's very thorough and applies to my area. Thanks

  • Anna Starr Anna Starr on Aug 22, 2016
    I have bats in my basement but i choose to leave them there we do not use it other than the pressure tank is down there. In Missouri however it is illegal to kill them or anything but if you want them relocated dept of conservation will come and do it for you . I love my batty friends though out at my brother and mothers houses both you get ate up with mosquitos all the time here you seldom see one i am sure it is due to my lil batty friends and there favorite snack food being the blood suckers.

  • Moniqu27 Moniqu27 on Aug 25, 2016
    I was told to make bags of mothballs using old stockings or cheesecloth toss and them into my attic. They can't stand the odor and leave. Once gone find where they got in and fix the opening by covering with a fine screen.

    • Diane Hans Diane Hans on Aug 26, 2016
      I found that the moth balls didn't work for me. The Bat Magic works wonders.

  • Deanna.Turetski Deanna.Turetski on Aug 26, 2016
    Unless you have had these ugly dirty creatures in your home...........those that love them so much then why don't you house them? The feces alone deadly. So the lady that will throw mothballs in the attic that would be fine. The feces will still be there. You have to think of your health. Like I said get the gadget that will get them out of your area and move to areas where people love them. They nest in-between walls as well. Bat exterminators are very expensive, but sometimes you have to take that route. Make sure and check attic for feces and clean it out for health reasons.

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    • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Sep 24, 2016
      i agree with murphy. they are very beneficial to our environment. and i believe they are protected. everything has a purpose.

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  • Anna Starr Anna Starr on Aug 27, 2016
    I actually think bats are cute and I agree they are beneficial it is just that if they were actually on the inside of my home I would probably have them relocated mostly or the damage their waste would do not any other reason at all. That is why I won't let anybody bother them in my basement (son-in-laws mostly) I would hope that if they had to be relocated they could find someplace close even.

  • Connie Connie on Oct 04, 2016
    With all the good advice, I ended up hiring a professional who extracted them with a escape trap, sealed openings and a bat proof chimney cover. More than likely they found the neighbors attic. It was pricey though $1000 for a two year contract, however I can sleep upstairs in my bed again. zzzzzzzzzzzz