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Billvila 09-24-2009 08:57 AM

Bats!
 
I'm having a problem with Bats. I live in Texas and I know they are Mexican free tail. You can't kill them and there difficult if not impossible to live trap. I called the city and they're backed up and won't respond unless it an emergency. Any suggestions?

travelover 09-24-2009 10:46 AM

Find out where they are getting in and wait until they leave for the night , then plug up the hole(s). Don't do this if they are nursing young. Pest control should be able to tell you when that is.

Billvila 09-24-2009 02:20 PM

They are exterior. They sleep on my Porch in exterior eve hanging. But now that you said that I'm going to have to check my attic. People have told me don't worry they'll leave eventually. But I don't want those little buggers giving my daughter rabies. And it's been over a week and there are no signs of moving on(no tiny suit cases).

travelover 09-24-2009 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Billvila (Post 35009)
They are exterior. They sleep on my Porch in exterior eve hanging. But now that you said that I'm going to have to check my attic. People have told me don't worry they'll leave eventually. But I don't want those little buggers giving my daughter rabies. And it's been over a week and there are no signs of moving on(no tiny suit cases).

OK, gottcha. I can understand your concern for your daughter, though they usually aren't a problem unless they start making a mess from droppings. Is there a way to close out the area they hang in with some black screen so it is not too obvious?

oldognewtrick 09-24-2009 04:26 PM

Bill, you might try putting some moth balls in some old panty hose and hanging it in the area where they are roosting. It works on crows and squirrels I know. Good luck!

Billvila 09-25-2009 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by travelover (Post 35016)
OK, gottcha. I can understand your concern for your daughter, though they usually aren't a problem unless they start making a mess from droppings. Is there a way to close out the area they hang in with some black screen so it is not too obvious?

Not unless I wrapped it around my ease overhang. But I don't think that would keep them out. Are you thinking that the black curtain would keep them away?

Billvila 09-26-2009 09:59 AM

Anybody know any thing about bat behavior. There were more there last night than the past month. Do they attract each other?

Huh? 09-29-2009 03:37 PM

They should be getting ready to migrate so give it some time and see what happens. Have you tried shooting at them with a bb gun. It worked for my neighbors cats.

travelover 09-29-2009 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Billvila (Post 35060)
Anybody know any thing about bat behavior. There were more there last night than the past month. Do they attract each other?


They do hang in colonies, no pun intended. I think for the mesh to be effective, it would need to exclude them from a protected area where they like to perch.

Maybe this would help:

Bat Exclusion Flyer

Billvila 10-08-2009 08:57 AM

They're finally gone. It just took time and continual blast from the water hose. I think it made them mad so I wouldn't recommend it to people who have a hard time running away but who knows there bats.


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