A grounded bat will almost certainly need help.
Using gloves, or a cloth, carefully pick up the bat and place it into a secure, container such as a large ice cream tub or shoebox (check that there are no thumb size holes or perforations in the box first, as bats are great escape artists). Put four small holes in the lid of the box for ventilation (the end of a pencil is ideal) and place some kitchen paper or tissue on the bottom of the box.
A milk bottle lid or other small shallow container filled with water should be added to allow the bat to drink, should it wish to.
A cloth can also be added to allow the bat to crawl under and feel safe, if it wishes.
Then call the Bat Conservation Trust Helpline on 0345 1300228 and they will be able to put you in touch with a local carer.
The Lincolnshire Bat Rescue 24/7 bat care helpline landline number is 01754 880070 and mobile numbers James : 07713 760211 or Julie : 07586 293860
If you have a general enquiry:
Please contact Annette Faulkner on 01775766286 (between 07:30 and 23:00), or email via firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I do if bats roost in my house?
During office hours please contact the Bat Conservation Trust on 0345 1300228 / email@example.com who act on behalf of Natural England, the government body that deals with nature conservation issues. They will able to advise you.
Bats found whilst carrying out development or building works
During office hours please contact the Bat Conservation Trust on 0345 1300228 / firstname.lastname@example.org who act on behalf of Natural England, the government body that deals with nature conservation issues. They will be able to advise you. Legally you must stop work in that part of the building until you have received advice on what to do next.