Can I kill a bat in my house?

Can I kill a bat in my house?

So if you spot a bat in your home or office, don't kill it or touch it with bare hands, O'Keefe said. Instead, put on a pair of heavy gloves and gently scrape it into a box or bucket. Once contained, the bat can be evicted outside—away from children and pets.

How do you calm a bat down?

Then, wearing gloves, gently place a container (like a coffee or butter tub) over the bat, and slide a piece of stiff cardboard under it. The bat will likely make “irritation buzzes,” which are audible to the human ear, and it may throw out its wings in fear.

What to do if there is a bat in your house?

Close interior doors and give the bat a way to get outside. If the bat doesn't exit on their own, it is best to wait until they land to try to catch them. Important: Never try to handle a bat with your bare hands. Wear thick work gloves—but not cotton, as most bats can easily bite through cotton.

Are bats dangerous in your home?

While bats themselves can often carry diseases like rabies, the most dangerous risks from having bats in your home come from their droppings, which can host a wide variety of dangerous (and even deadly) diseases and parasites.

How do you get rid of bats in your house from hiding?

Quickly place a plastic container or cardboard box over the bat. Then, slide a piece of cardboard or thick paper under the box and release the bat outside. When releasing the bat, try to let it go near a tree so it can climb (most bats can't take flight from the ground).