English Filipino French German Italian Portuguese Spanish About this Translator
Home / Media & Info / e-Newsletter
e-Newsletter Archive

e-Newsletter Home

June 2007, Volume 5, Number 6
Bats in the House

BCI receives more requests for public information about bats that have slipped into homes and other buildings than any other topic.
 
And most of those telephone calls wind up with our resident expert, Science Officer Barbara French, who also lectures on the topic to groups ranging from public health officials and veterinarians to police officers.
 
As part of those lectures, French recently developed a short video (about ten and a half minutes) that demonstrates exactly how to capture and remove wayward bats from homes without harming the bat or yourself.
 
It also shows likely entrance points for bats and offers tips on how to exclude bats and keep them from returning.
 
This video may be viewed, free, on BCI’s website at www.batcon.org/binb/. In addition to the video, you’ll also find lots of other valuable information about dealing with unwelcome bats that venture indoors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of page View as PDF
This is a live streaming video that is recommended for broadband connections only

 
All articles in this issue:
Running for Bats
It’s no secret that Austin, Texas, residents have embraced the bat colony that spends its summers under the downtown Congress ...

Bats in the House
BCI receives more requests for public information about bats that have slipped into homes and other buildings than any other ...

Bats in the News
Most people assume that bats fly much as birds do, by flapping fairly rigid, airplane-style wings. Now, BBC News reports, ...



Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International