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Old 09-08-2009, 01:21 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by FireNightFly View Post
A bat in the brewery is better than one in the belfrie.
I was going to say, this was all sounding very Tom Waits-ish.

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Old 09-08-2009, 01:52 PM   #12
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Build a bat house, then evict.

Though, then you'll probably manage to get a whole flock - and who wants all their skeeters eaten for free?
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You $&$&stik. You are my test. Part of it, anyway.

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Old 09-08-2009, 02:03 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Homercidal View Post
They are very good to have around, as they eat TONS of mosquitoes and other bugs every night. However, they can be a health hazard, so it's best to have them around outside the house.
True.... except that mosquitoes are actually a very small portion of a bat's diet. They prefer larger prey, e.g. moths. Rabies and histoplasmosis are 2 human diseases associated with bats. There are other pathogens carried by bats or suspected as such, so when cleaning up an area of infestation, it's best to use wet cleaning methods (spray bottle of bleach solution) so you don't aerosolize and inhale their waste/dust.

It's best to get rid of them, but not kill them. They are protected species and good to have around... outside your house.

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Old 09-09-2009, 01:19 AM   #14
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Yeek-I hate bats. They give me the heebie-jeebies.
I like to squeeze the nickle until the buffalo craps-mt rob

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Old 09-09-2009, 01:35 AM   #15
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i built a bat house and noone moved in this year. Plenty! of food just no bats living in there

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