Be on the lookout for bats. Mark Langan with the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha says when it starts cooling at night there is a big increase of bats entering homes, especially in older neighborhoods.
Langan says if you find a bat inside your home don’t try to capture it yourself. He suggests you isolate it in one room and put a towel under the door so it can’t escape. Make sure that pets are confined so they don’t go after the bat. When all is secure, those in Omaha should contact the Nebraska Humane Society and animal control will remove the bat.
Langan says bats can be helpful but harmful at the same time. He says they do get rid of a lot of insects but they do pose a danger because they carry rabies. He says they have received more than 100 calls in Omaha from residents who have bats in their home and two have tested positive for rabies. Both of those bats were in the Dundee, or midtown area.