Just Another Day For The “Bat Man”
Yesterday was another example of why it’s so important to remove nuisance animals as soon as they’re noticed in a home or building. I went out to an Orlando house yesterday infested
with bats in the attic. I hoped the homeowner had just noticed them and it was a fairly small problem still as we would not be able to remove them for several months. In Florida, we cannot interfere with bats’ living area from April 15th to August 15th. This is the bats maternity season. The only thing we can do is prevent them from moving to another part of the house by excluding those areas. The area the bats are entering now must be left alone until the end of this season, not a pleasant bit of news for the homeowner.
Famous Words “Maybe They Will Go Away”
The homeowner had first noticed the bats entering an eave on the house around the beginning of the year but kept putting it off thinking they would eventually leave on their own. No such luck. The bats had made it their home and weren’t going anywhere. I figured there were a fairly large amount of bats in the attic as I could smell the guano when I walked up to the front door. I prepared my camera, respirator, and headlamp to see just how bad it was from inside the attic. Sure enough, the attic near the exterior entrance was filled with bats and their guano. As the attic light came on they started scampering away into corners or under boards.
Proof Is In The Pictures
I was able to get pictures of quite a few before they could move to hiding. For now we’ll have to prevent further movement and come back in August to remove the bats and begin cleanup of the attic.
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