First thing you need you know, is that if you call animal control, they will most likely only tell you that you should pick it up t and throw it away by yourself. The second important thing is, that bats can carry diseases. If you have a bat in your home, you are at risk of contracting rabies. In case that you have, give your doctor a visit and get some shots. Basically, you should just discard the bat and use some antibacterial cleaner to disinfect the area. Make sure to remove all of its feces and thoroughly clean the entire area around the place you found it. Also, while doing this, cover your mouth in a way that will protect you from inhaling the air around the dead bat. Bats usually carry two types of diseases that are transferable to humans.
Can I keep a dead bat?
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Due to their inclination for eating insects, bats are largely beneficial to humans. However, encounters with dead bats in the house are dangerous, as contact can lead to debilitating diseases. During cool weather, bats greatly reduce their activities due to low body temperature. This means a motionless bat on the ground can appear to be dead, yet bite when humans approach.
Hi all, My son just came home from school and told me that there was a dead bat in the driveway, close to the house. I went out and looked, and it must have gotten run over. Do you think it was sleeping under the car this morning, when I drove off??? It makes me so sad. Yes, I know about the teeth and in many states, if a live bat is found to have been in a room overnight, the state requires it to be tested. The working word here is "live.