Its baby season…..for bats. This is the time when the calls come in from terrified customers about bats flying around there homes in the middle of the night. Fear gives way to understanding once the homeowner has had the facts explained to them.
That big scary bat that’s flying around your home, is usually a baby that is just learning to fly and has been seperated from his/her mother and gotten lost. Bats in the midwest are born in the beginning of May and are usually flying by the third week in july. The bulk of the bat calls come in august and sept. Now the next explanation is why they are in your home. Air current is actually the culprit, when a window is opened or an air conditioner or a fan is turned on it draws air from all areas of the house, including attic and crawl spaces. Keeping that in mind, bats use air current to find their way out so when a more powerful air current is created by a fan or opened window and such, they follow that air current and become lost in the main living area of the house. This lost little bat just wants to get outside. Bats DO NOT attack humans. As difficult as it may be to believe, bats are one of the most gentle creatures on the planet.
When you have a bat in your home flying around the most important thing to do is move slowly so you do not create more air current which will confuse the bat even more, People have sworn that they ran down stairs and the bat chased them all the way down. When you run down the stairs, what are you creating? Air Current, what does a bat follow to get out? Air current, do you see the connection? So when the scared lost baby bat, or mother bat looking for her baby, ends up in your home get it cornered and closed into a single room (stuff a towel under the door) and call a bat specialist . Remember that those lost bats want nothing to do with you, you just need to show them the way out and know what confuses them.