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Helping bats find the exit when they enter your home

Posted at 6:55 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 19:55:46-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — With the summer winding down we are currently in the middle of another season, bat season. The chances of bats getting inside your home increase during this time.

"Their body size, they are a lot skinnier, so they can fit into a lot of crazy places," says Travis Caldwell of Heartland Humane Bat Removal. The smallest of holes are not small enough for bats which can get into those areas. "Don't over look any little gaps or cracks."

If you do find a bat in your house, call an expert to help remove them humanely, because keeping them alive can benefit us all.

"It's been said that can eat up to 1,500 mosquitoes in a night, and frankly with all the water we've had around here and the explosion of bugs it's definitely important to have them around," says Caldwell.

Caldwell also says if you find a bat don't be alarmed. "Bats aren't there to attack you, less than half of 1% of bats have rabies, there is more instances where dogs and feral cats can have rabies."

If you have a bat flying around in your house, call the Humane Society and they will come remove it for you. However, be sure to address the issue on how they got in, or you will be back at square one in a short amount of time.

To contact Heartland Humane Bat Removal their number is 402-926-9007.