How to get rid of bats in Minecraft

New to Minecraft? Bats are really annoying creatures due to their small size and pesky nature. Although they do not harm you, their shrill squeaks can sure end up being annoying if you are stuck with them for a long time. Bats are useless mobs which means that they are purely in the game for aesthetic purposes. They can be found in caves, spawn constantly and hang from the ceiling upside down when resting. Getting stuck in a cave with bats without a way out can end up being pretty daunting. So how do you get rid of bats in Minecraft? Let’s take a look at it!

How to get rid of bats

Bats in Minecraft are like any other mob, they have certain weaknesses and strengths. Exploiting these weaknesses will help you get rid of bats most efficiently. Let’s take a look at their weaknesses and how you can exploit them to your advantage.

Method #1

This method involves exploiting bats’ light sensitivity as a weakness. Bats can only withstand light up to level 7. Anything higher than that and bats will stop spawning in your area and the existing ones will flee. This works just like it does for other mobs that are repelled by torches or any other source of light. To get rid of bats, simply start lighting torches and place them in your surroundings. Torches provide a light level of 15 which is quite higher than the threshold of bats. Once lit, bats will stop spawning in your area and you should be able to get rid of them pretty easily.

Method #2

Bats can be easily killed using conventional methods like weapons, tools, and potions. Just like other mobs, you can fight them off from a certain area. Simply equip your favorite weapon and start slicing away. Bats can be tricky to hit due to their small size, so we recommend using potions if you have any at hand. You might want to keep in mind that unlike other mobs that stop spawning after a while, Bats keep spawning in a particular area while you are there. Lighting a torch or any other light source that is higher than level 6 will help prevent bats from spawning.

Method #3

This method involves using a cheat/a slash command. These commands can be entered in the chat window for Minecraft and help activate certain parameters that help you surpass challenging scenarios in Minecraft. It is a great way of getting rid of bats in the Underworld with one single keystroke. However, using cheats disables your ability to gain achievements for all your accomplishments during that play session. You might want to keep this in mind in case you are looking to fulfill a particular achievement. To get rid of bats, simply open your chat window and type in the following command: “/kill @e[type=Bat]” without the quotes. Once typed in, press enter on your keyboard and the cheat will be activated. All the bats should now vanish from the area that you are in.

Method #4

Let them despawn! Its that simple! Because Bats are useless mobs, they are designed to spawn only when the player is around. This means that if you move far away enough from the spawn location, the bats should despawn automatically. You can use this to your advantage by placing a torch in the spawn location and then moving away from the location. Once the bats have despawned you can move back to the particular location where you placed the torch. The torch’s light level will now prevent the bats from spawning again which should get rid of all of them for good.

We hope this guide helped you easily get rid of bats in Minecraft. If you have any questions for us or think we missed out on a trick to get rid of bats, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.

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  2. i kinda ruined the world

  3. so far nothing has worked on the bats. Have they worked it out so that bats can’t be killed?

    I’m using version1.17

  4. For those who use newer versions of Minecraft.
    Instead of typing:
    /kill @e[type=Bat]
    /kill @e[type=minecraft:bat]

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