I’ll never forget the time my wife and I were dive-bombed by a bat while we were in bed at a lake house. We spent the entire night cowering under the sheets. This was several years ago so this article from Old House Journal on how to rid a home of bats is long overdue for me. Before you panic at the sight of a bat, let it be known that bats are not a threat to your personal safety—less than one percent have rabies—but bats should never be allowed to enter interior living quarters. The article documents the entire procedure of eliminating bats from a home in great detail, particularly useful for owners of older homes.
Credit: Banishing Bats article