Finding a bat in your Charlottesville 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.