The best way to get rid of a single rogue bat is to open a window. Even if the bat is in the attic it will sense the draft and make its way to it and leave the premises. This is unless it is a family of bats that took up residence in the structure.
Believe it or not but some bat species are protected. So where does this leave you as a homeowner? There are some laws to follow and we are here to help. A professional pest control company will remove bats legally. Here is how they do it. The first thing that needs to happen is for an thorough inspection to be done. The pest control company will come to your house and look for all the holes the size of a golf ball or bigger where bats may enter. When a hole is found then a one way door is installed so that the bat may get out but it cannot get back in again. Bats have their young from the month of May to August and you cannot hang up the one way door during this time. The young have to be able to fly out on their own before the one way door is hung.
Bat holes are tricky to find but it is important that you do it right. If you have a 2 story house you will need a ladder. If a bat is using a hole you will see oily rub marks on that hole. Make sure you do not stick your finger in the hold just in case there is an infected bat on the other side ready to bite it! You can also look for bat droppings by the hole. This would give you a better idea if the bat is using the hole or not.
One reason why homeowners are concerned about bats is their ability to carry disease. According to science bats carry numerous diseases and pathogens. This is especially noticeable if you have a bat flying around during the daytime. Chances are the bat may be infected with rabies.