A closeup of a bat on a roof
A Bat on the Roof

Bats in Home

Finding a bat in your Franklin home can be a scary situation. They are nocturnal animals so you would likely hear or see them flying around your home at night. If you find one in your home, do not touch it. Attempting to remove it yourself can be difficult and dangerous without the proper training and equipment. The first thing you should do is close the door of the room it is in and tapes it under the door to keep it from escaping from the room. Bats only need a very small gap to get through, as small as three-eighths of an inch, so make sure the door is sealed well.

The next thing to do is call us. We are available day or night for emergencies. Also, remember that a bat is usually not alone, it is part of a colony so it is likely that there are more than the one you are seeing. One may have found a way into the home from your attic through a wall, vent, or other openings. A full inspection should be done to determine if there are more in another area of the home. They are commonly found in attics, walls, and soffits. Our team can inspect your home to determine how it found its way inside the home and if there are more. Call us immediately if you find one in your home.

Dangers of Bats in Your Home

Bats can be dangerous in your home because they are known carriers of rabies. You don’t have to be bitten to be exposed. While all bats do not carry rabies, you can’t be sure so every precaution should be taken. These creatures will be active at night while you and your family are sleeping and may be unaware that you could have been in contact with one. They can climb on soft surfaces like blankets, curtains, sheets, or upholstery without your knowledge. Any contact with the saliva is cause for concern. If you are scratched or bitten by one it is very important to have the bat trapped for rabies testing purposes.

Any contact you have should be followed by a rabies test or shot. It is also important to report any bites or contact the local Health Department. We have all the information to do that and will complete that for you. We are certified to trap and remove them safely and humanely from your home, and to comply with all protection laws. We are licensed and insured to complete all necessary repairs to drywall or electrical wiring in your home. Essentially, we will be there every step of the way to make sure the matter is completely taken care of.

Finding a bat in your home does not have to be stressful for you. If you find one, close off the room it is in and call us for help immediately. We are available day or night for emergency situations just like this.