Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We Have Bats

We woke up Monday morning to a large amount of droppings on our back patio.

Neither of us had noticed droppings on the patio before.  I assumed they were mouse droppings and figured  the time had come to get a new kitty.

While we were cleaning up, more droppings fell from the rafters.  Gross!!

I decided a kitty would not solve this problem and planned to call a pest specialist later in the day.

Then while I was working on some project stuff, I heard squeaking in the ceiling.  Double Gross!!  I found a local pest specialist right away and told him I thought there was a mouse in our ceiling.

After listening to our symptoms he thought it was very likely a bat.

The technician came out on Tuesday, confirmed it was indeed a bat and very likely more than one bat.  He put up some Bat Away aka Moth Balls for Bats.  He said, they don't like the smell and will most likely leave in the evening and find another place to roost.

In the meantime, I asked him about installing a couple of bat houses.  Bats are beneficial to have around because they eat thousands of mosquitoes every night.  I just don't want them in my ceiling.


Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Yuck! We had quite a problem with bats for a while when I was growing up. And, our bedrooms all had the slanted ceilings. It wasn't terribly conducive to good sleep. I'll save the specific stories though for sometime in the future when you no longer have bats in your house and are up for a good laugh :-)

Kathryn Ray said...

lol. I've only experienced a bat in the house one other time. My sister was baby sitting and called me over to help get it out. We were able to close it in a bedroom and left the windows open.