Never fear! The experts are here. First, you need to locate where the bat is in the house.
When trying to locate the bat make sure to use thick, preferably leather, gloves and a flashlight, and NEVER put your hand somewhere before looking.
Here are some places you should check:
If the bat begins to fly, stay calm. Do not let the bat out of the house unless you are certain that no one has been exposed to the bat, and you should consult your state’s health department for the bat rabies protocols.
If no exposures to the bat took place, then it may be released. The proper release procedure is to:
Releasing the bat against the tree allows the bat to continue to rest while being safe from potential predators like the neighbor’s cat. This method also has the advantage of being harmless to the bat.
Find more information about pests in eXtensions Pest Management In and Around Structures Resource Area.