How to Relocate Bats

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Relocating bats requires first sealing up the house, letting the bats out of the house and building a bat house according to the Bat Conservation International Web site. Relocate bats from the house to a conservatory with information from a wildlife... View Video Transcript

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Ed Carrow

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How to take care of nuisance wildlife, rodent and pest problems. This is Ed with Critter Control of Tampa Bay. How to relocate bats. We have a lot of bats down in our area, here. There's a couple of different species that like to be in houses. I would like to relocate those. But first off, we gotta get 'em out of the house. I let 'em out, but not back in after I've made sure that the house is all sealed. But how do I relocate 'em to a bat house? First of all, you got to have a bat house. A place for 'em to relocate to. Check out designs of Bat Conservation International. BCI. They have a great website. They'll tell you how to build a new bat house. I install bat houses, many professionals do. Bats are good to have around. They eat a lot of mosquitoes and other insects. They're great animals to have around, they're friendly. How do I relocate 'em? Well, BCI, which is kind of the source for bat information doesn't recommend it at all. Don't relocate 'em, but give 'em a place to relocate to. Put up that bat house. It may take a year or two before they start inhabiting. If you're having problems, then call a professional. This is Ed with Critter Control in Tampa Bay.