Thursday, June 25, 2009

Yikes! We have Bats!

Just this week I noticed some droppings on our balcony. Of course we thought it was mice, so we set traps with peanut butter......nothing.......decon........nothing........not even touched, so we made a bucket trap........nothing............ but there were some droppings on the plate of the bucket trap. Which how could the mice be on the plate and not fall into the bucket? Hmmmm. Now we were hearing all kind of squeaking in the middle of the night. Stupid mice out on the balcony having a party. The next night my husband had to get up at 3:00am for work and we could hear the squeaking, so we went out on the balcony in the dark and then turned on the flash light to see if we could sneak a peak at the mice. Yikes we were dive bombed by bats! They have taken up residence under the balcony eve. How do you get rid of bats was the first question. I researched it online the next day. We don't want to kill them because they eat all kinds of pesky insect, so we are building them a bat box. A home of their own. I love the Internet. You can find out just about anything and saving us a exterminator bill.

1 comment:

  1. Bravo for your decision to deal calmly with the situation. I learned a lot about bats from Bat Conservation International.