How can we remove bats from the attic ourselves?

Saw droppings below a high vent on the outside of our house. Upon going into the attic by pulling down a collapsable stairs, we can see about four bats on the screened, vented area. How do we get them out?
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  • BillieandRob Linhart BillieandRob Linhart on Jun 21, 2017
    Create a disturbance to drive the bats away. Bats favor dark, quiet hideouts and have an aversion to lots of light and commotion. Try leaving a light on in the attic or another area you think bats might be inhabiting. For a two-pronged approach, you might also invest in a white noise machine and leave it running overnight to double your chances of scaring them off. Seal off all potential entry points. They also make spray bat repellent.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 21, 2017
    You can create a one way exclusion device by sealing off all exits to the outside save one which allows the bats to fly out when they go scavenging, but cuts them off from coming back in.

  • Deborah Coyner Petch Deborah Coyner Petch on Jun 21, 2017
    find out where they're getting in and gather your materials to seal the opening. Wait for them to fly out in the evening, then seal the opening while they are gone.

  • Beth Annonson Beth Annonson on Jun 21, 2017
    We used mothballs. They don't like the smell and it doesn't harm them