Des Moines, Iowa – Evening temperatures are beginning to dip into the 50s in Iowa and it’ll mean more reports of bats worming their way into our homes.
Mark Langan, with the Iowa Humane Society says they’re already starting to get calls from frightened homeowners who have unwelcome visitors.
Langan says Iowans should be on the lookout for bats as they do pose a certain threat.
Local animal control officers may also be called to remove the furry flying creatures. If you wake up and find a bat in your bedroom, or you’ve come in contact with a bat elsewhere in your house, you shouldn’t just wash your hands and ignore it.
It’s also a good idea to “bat-proof” your home by making sure doors and windows are closed tightly and any openings larger than a quarter-inch by a half-inch are properly sealed.