Should I relocate a bat?

Human beings are very generous, compassionate creatures. Whenever there is some kind of disaster, we quickly rally to the aid of those who are injured, homeless, or distraught in other ways. When we see injured animals we do all we can to aid them, and we find ways to always look out of the underdog no matter how risky or unintelligent that may be.



Many times, we assist those that really don’t deserve our sympathy or compassion just out of a simple trait that makes it so that we want to help. This is true of some in the way that they treat bats that have been found in their homes. These are some of the ugliest creatures that there is and there is no real reason why one should want to help such a repugnant animal.

In addition, bats can be quite dangerous to you. They carry a great many illnesses and parasites and so their demise would seem to be a really good thing. Why would you care if this animal lived or died, as long as it got out of your home?

However, this is not how many people are. They recognize that bats are God’s creatures as well, and as such they should be treated with care. This makes many want to relocate the bat from their home to a place far away where it can thrive.

This sounds like a great idea, but before you find the spot on your wall where you plan to hang your Humanitarian of the Year award, you need to be aware of a few things. The first of these is that in many states it is illegal to trap a bat. No matter what your reasons for doing so are, you cannot employ a trap to catch the bat and remove it from your home. In fact, in these states it is also illegal to kill a bat, so if you do this you are going to be facing some heavy fines. That is not worth it at all.

If the bat is in the main part of your home then you obviously have to do something to get rid of it. You can’t allow this creature to fly around your living room, dropping feces all over your couch and dive bombing your cat. That will not do at all.

You can use extraordinary means to catch it then. Most dawn a whole lot of extra layers of clothes, put on gloves, a mask, and goggles and then seek out the bat looking to capture it in a pillow case or blanket. This can be quite effective and many have handled their bat problem this way with great success.

The question then comes what to do with the bat now? That is great that you have captured it and want to let it go, but most realize that if they let it go right outside of their home then they take the risk of it coming right back. They surmise that the most sensible thing to do would be to take the bat to another location, one that is even miles away and let it go. This will handle their problem for good and they will now be receiving that award again.

Not so fast, my friend. What many do not realize is that a bat has excellent navigation and will likely return right back to your home right away. You will not have succeeded in getting it to go away at all.

This is very frustrating to you there is no doubt, but you should be aware that wasting your time to relocate the bat is simply not going to work. So, don’t waste your time. 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. It's best to be educated on the subject, so browse this site and especially read the bats in the attic home page, or email me if you have any more questions about Should I relocate a bat?



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