The Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha has received hundreds of calls from concerned residents after finding bats inside their home. Vice-President of Field Operations Mark Langan says this is typical for late summer, early fall in Nebraska. He says nights are cooler and bats will try to find a warm spot and houses are an ideal spot.
Langan says if a bat gets inside your home try to isolate it in one room and call your local animal control agency. He says bats are known rabies carriers so if you think you were bitten or exposed to bat saliva make sure to contact your doctor.
Bats can fit through an opening smaller than a dime so it is important that people inspect their homes for cracks and holes. Officials suggest using calk or other filler to seal the area to prevent bats and other critters from getting inside.