Should I Relocate a Bat?

More often than not, homeowners get to find themselves at crossroads when it comes to approaching the bat problem. Should they relocate a bat once it has invaded their home or just kill it and be over with it? To answer this age-old question, it all boils down to what one’s conscience tells them to do.

But since killing the poor creatures might be too inhumane, some people always prefer trapping and relocating them. Relocation might be a good idea, that’s until the creatures find their way back to your house and you have to start all over again. Below are some of the means which people can use to relocate bats from their homes:

How to Properly Remove and Relocate a Bat(s)

Despite the fact that people recommend that bats should be dealt with upon capture for fear of them coming back, it shouldn’t be for lack of trying. First and foremost, you will have to look for a good trap that will lure them out of their hiding place in your house. Thankfully, there are plenty of suitable traps in convenient stores that can offer you with the perfect, safe opportunity to capture these creatures.

Once you are sure that you have all of them, you can drive out a couple of miles and discard them. Always be considerate enough not to release the captured bats close to someone else’s home so that they can inherit your problem. Releasing them in a forested area away from civilization can do the trick quite perfectly.

But despite doing all that, bats can always find their way back especially if your home provided the perfect habitat for them to procreate and hibernate. That is why people always prefer taking much more drastic measures other than taking them for a long ride. So if you are a victim of a bat invasion and have captured them, then you have to kill them by the book and here is how you can go about doing it:

The Right Procedures for Killing Stubborn Bats

There is the possibility of rats that you have captured and relocated flying back to your home. If that happens, then you are allowed to look for other, more permanent solutions that will definitely do the trick for you. One of such tricks will include putting them down. But even so, you will be required to ensure that you are doing so as humanely as possible.

Drowning, crushing their heads or causing any form of pain to these creatures is deemed illegal and should be taken off the table. If you can’t do it on your own, then you should definitely consider the help of a professional. They have the right gadgets and are sufficiently trained to ensure that the killing is done in a humane, proper way without causing any suffering.

Again, if you opt to kill the bats in you have in captivity; always make sure that you are doing it the right way. The Animal Rights Act of 2006 forbids the above-stated ways and could attract stiff penalties if one is found causing unnecessary suffering to any wild animals.

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