You will find that the most prevalent bat species in our area is the
Mexican free-tailed bat and the Evening Bat - see Bat Images to identify them. You can easily identify between the two species.
You will most likely need your home bat proofed if you have found a bat in your attic, inside your living room or anywhere INSIDE your house! Bats get into all sorts of tiny cracks and crevices.
If you do find a bat in your attic or inside your living space -do not attempt to grab it by hand, even though it is small it may try to bite you. A bat bite can cost you some serious money in medical bills and though its rare, bats can carry the rabies virus without showing any signs of infection.
Baby Bats in the house
Bats are not big animals, people always think they found a baby when in fact they found an adult bat, again check out the images page so you can see what a baby no “PUP” actually looks like. Young bats are called pups!
Locating a bat in the house can be tough and YES they can hide well! If you have seen a bat in your house and can’t find him he is probably STILL IN THE HOUSE.
Bats fly out of their dwellings at night - but not all of them. If you have bats in a wall do not make the mistake of caulking the hole after you think that they have all left - chances are there are still many bats in the roost. Trapped bats can chew their way out and or – worse wind up in the house with you, and commence to flying around!
When you have a bat colony living in your home
This isn’t bat biology or understanding bone structures of bats - this is about helping you understand what’s going on and to set your mind at ease. Bats are good but it can be dangerous if a bat bites you - you certainly should NOT be living with them unless your prepared to deal with them. People wonder about their health because they heard it was bad to breath in the odor. Well, the guano actually doesn't have much of an odor - it is the bat URINE that you are smelling. So to really understand the health concerns you should know what kinds of environments encourage bad fungus and how you can actually live with bats on your property if that is what you want to do. Living with them in your home is NOT an option for most folks and I do not encourage that at all. I like pets but bats just don’t make good ones and they do not fetch the newspaper like “fido” might!
Our native free-tailed bats are colonists - they like to be together!
Cleaning out an attic is hard work - I don’t care if your in Mandeville, Covington, or south of the lake in Harvey, Louisiana - it’s hot all over! Many people are concerned about how hot it is and exactly what time of day we work in attics. I tell you it is cooler in the morning but it’s still HOT HOT HOT work!
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