I need some serious help with a bat problem, and I need it fast. Early this morning my son woke up screaming bloody murder. I ran into his room terrified that something was happening to him, when I got into his bedroom I found him sobbing under his covers, cowering away from his closet. I wasn’t sure what was happening so I asked him what was wrong and he told me a big black bird was flying through his room trying to hurt him. I honestly had no idea how to react to that, there was no bird in sight and absolutely no sign that there had ever been a bird. I told him it was just a bad dream but I turned off the lights scooted into bed next to him to help him fall back asleep.
We laid there together for maybe an hour in the dark, the only light came from his small night light next to his bed, when all of a sudden I heard something banging into his window and my son started screaming again. I opened my eyes and saw what did look like a big, black bird flying wildly around the room. Only it wasn’t a bird, it was definitely a bat. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t scream before I scooped my little boy into my arms and ran him out of the room, shutting the bat inside. I really couldn’t believe it, we have never had a bat problem in this house before, and now I’m asking myself ‘what if there are more?’ I’m even more concerned about the fact that when I sent my husband into the room to get the bat out later in the morning, he couldn’t find it.
I won’t lie, I’m panicking a little bit about this. There’s a vent in my sons closet that it could have gone up, I’m not sure if it leads to the attic but it’s definitely a possibility. And what if this isn’t just one bat? What if it just got separated from a whole bunch of other bats that are living somewhere else in my house!! I know that realistically, it’s probably just one, but it’s one that is missing INSIDE MY HOUSE! I just need help with this as soon as possible, I don’t need a bat problem on my plate right now.