Bat Behind the Curtains

A bat flew behind my curtains! I need black bat removal Referal for northern most Utah, Cache County, very near Idaho southern border. Your wonderful web site was very informative, but does not discuss the jet black color bats & how they differ from the brown bats in behavior, habits, diet, preferred residence, & etc. I think the jet black ones migrate. We moved in this old 1947 house less than a year ago. About 9pm, Aug 1 --right on schedule according to your articles (which i stayed up to read tonight after we saw the bat)---a fully cole black bat was flying around in our bedroom, after several times landing on our curtain tops, hobbling across vertically, & circling around again it landed on my un- protected pillow.( I had been making the bed & could not find the pillow cases). I used a clean cottage cheese container to gently cover it, then, with it still sitting on my pillow, i went out the back door & let it go. Should I wait till after August ---& take chances on this happening again & getting bit --- to have a remover come? Do you think the rabies they carry could get on to the pillow & effect our health? Do you think i did the correct thing to take it outside & let it go? It's body was large chest, all black about 3 x 4 inches.

My response: I don't know anything about black bats, but I assume the removal process is the same. Have you tried to contact a local professional in Utah? I live in Orlando.

I went online & found info abt black bats in the North Western states. They are called Silver bats becuse of the patch of silver like hair on their upper back. They like to roost in conifer trees ---- we have 3 in the back yard--- and they are migratory. The females go East, Males go west. When the females come back in summer, they go somewhere (an attic? A conifer tree? not sure) to give birth. I think one of the babies got disoriented & flew in the house. It landed on my pillow to rest, so I gently put the pre washed clean cottage cheese container on top of him, held the pillow with one hand under it & went out the back door into the night on the por where the conifer trees are, I & tilted the pillow to slant it downward, used the cottage cheese container to scoop him forward a little & give him the idea with a gentle nudge, & he went down & forward & disappeared into the night! I hope he's Okay !!!! NEED LOCAL HELP? We have wildlife removal professionals servicing 95% of the USA. Click here to hire a local bat removal expert in your home town. Updated 2018. You may also want to read my hiring advice to know what to look for. And before you hire anyone, it's best to be educated on the subject, so browse this site and especially read the bats in the attic home page.

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