Orlando Attic Bats
that are often found in people's houses are young bats in the attic that have lost
their way. They may also be adult bats that accidentally fly through an
open window or door. The first step in removing the bat from the home is
to stay calm. If the bat is flying around, it is not trying to attack
anyone, it is only attempting to find a way out. Turn on some lights in
the house so that you can easily see the bat and the bat can also see
(Florida bats are not blind). Next, close the doors to adjoining rooms, open the
doors and windows in the room the bat is flying around, and if possible,
turn on a bat control outside so the bat can readily see the exit. The bat has
very good echolocation (radar), but it is also frightened being in a
human's house. More than likely, the bat will just fly right out the
open door or window within a few minutes. How to remove attic bats may want to be more direct
and use a small mesh net or pillow case to gently catch the bat in
flight. If the bat lands and does not fly again, there are other ways to
remove it. First, put on a pair of thick leather work gloves, and find a
small cardboard box or coffee can. Slowly trap up to the bat and put the
Orlando bat removal over the bat, slip a piece of cardboard or book behind it and
take it outside and let it go.
long as the bat control never touches anyone, there is no need to worry about
transmitting any diseases or viruses. The Center for Disease Control
recommends that anyone that comes in direct, unprotected, contact with
wild mammals should receive rabies post-exposure treatment from a
health-care provider, if the Orlando animal control is not able to be caught and tested.
Rabies post-exposure treatment should also be administered in situations
in which there is a reasonable probability that such contact occurred
(e.g., a sleeping person awakes to find a bat in the room or an adult
witnesses a bat problem in the room with a previously unattended child, mentally
disabled person, or an intoxicated person).
Bats In The Attic
in the attic are one of the most beneficial mammals in the world. There are over 950
kinds of bats, and one common North American species, the big brown bat,
may eat up to 6,000 insects during one summer night. Only one half of
one percent of all bats in the attic get rabies, and only a few of species in
Orlando Florida drink blood.
Nevertheless, in Orlando many people are uncomfortable with bat removal, and do not want
to share their attic with a colony of bats. Bats in attic are probably just as
uncomfortable sharing a house with people, and only resort to living in
an attic when natural roosts like dead trees or caves are no longer
available. If you don't want bats living in your attic, no problem, just
follow the directions below.
Bats in the Attic, written in the first
person, recounts a child's Orlando Florida summer vacation at the shore with Gram.
Living in a Orlando beach town is quite a contrast to the child's
usual life in the city. The child learns the importance of bats, how to
dig and cook clams, and to say good-bye to a very special summer. This
book is the final installment in a three-part series about a child's
summer at the shore.