Bats and Houses
Location: Outside U.S.
We isolated 2 bats in one room , left the light on and one
window open. We could hear them flying around for about 30 minutes.
May I assume they flew out the window, or should I be checking the
closet and other areas? Is it unusual for 2 bats to be together in the
Just treat them like birds.
Enter the room, close the door behind you, open the window as wide as you
can and use a broom to get them flying and herd them toward the window.
They should want to get out of there as soon as they can. If you leave the
window open long enough they will probably fly out on their own unless the
light you have on is attracting bugs for them to eat.
Since bat typically roost in groups, it's not strange to find them
together. Once the bats are out, check around the house for any spots
where they could have possibly entered. Seal up those spots, as the
bats are likely to return now that they found an entry point!
It seems a bit unusual but not unheard of for 2 bats to get in at
once. You should check carefully to find how they got in, you might
have a few or a small colony nearby or even in your attic or other
dark place. Its likely the 2 made it out the window but I would
definitely search in any dark hiding place to be sure.
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Update: June 2012