If you suspect a bat is injured or orphaned, please contact Think Wild at 541 241 8680.
Do not handle a bat with bare hands, as they may carry rabies. Give us a call if you need help trying to assist an orphaned bat with its mother - there are a few techniques that will keep you and the animal safe that we can assist you with. If you or your pet has had contact with a bat, contact your doctor or veterinarian.
Bats are very beneficial pollinators and for insect control. We have a variety of bat species native to Central Oregon, and some fly south for the winter while others stay and hibernate.
If you are having conflicts with bat(s) on your property, try these humane mitigation techniques:
Stuck in House or Nesting in property
- Open the exit that bat came through, close any other escape routes, turn off the lights and leave the room. The bat will most likely fly out on its own.
- Cover any entrance sites (i.e vents, holes, chimneys, etc.) when they leave to hunt for the night
- If already in the house, use a one way device so that after they have left the house to hunt for the evening so that it cannot return