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Old 12-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #411
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Great idea on the bat boxes. That will add a nice twist to just a run of the mill bird house. Don't forget the grooves for the bats little feetsies to grab onto.
+1! Bats are underappreciated and very beneficial, much like spiders.

Great idea, BT!
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:46 PM   #412
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+1! Bats are underappreciated and very beneficial, much like spiders.

Great idea, BT!

Until they find their way into your attic and set up housekeeping.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:50 PM   #413
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Until they find their way into your attic and set up housekeeping.
We don't worry, the raccoons keep them under control.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:54 PM   #414
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just finished putting away a month's worth of groceries. washed load of towels. now i am calling it a day.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:29 PM   #415
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+1! Bats are underappreciated and very beneficial, much like spiders.

Great idea, BT!

what is this sudden attraction for bats, and what do they need boxes for? a bat once flew into my dining room through a set of french doors. we engaged in a strategic, intense dance, just the two of us--the bat zooming circles around me with her exacting radar, near-missing me time and again--me, wielding a newspaper, waving and wishing her toward the french door bat exit. we swooped and we lunged, faced and fled each other, unwilling dueling partners. she left abruptly, a td through the uprights--the french doors, whence she had come....
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We don't worry, the raccoons keep them under control.

You have racoons in your attic?
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:41 PM   #417
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what is this sudden attraction for bats, and what do they need boxes for? a bat once flew into my dining room through a set of french doors. we engaged in a strategic, intense dance, just the two of us--the bat zooming circles around me with her exacting radar, near-missing me time and again--me, wielding a newspaper, waving and wishing her toward the french door bat exit. we swooped and we lunged, faced and fled each other, unwilling dueling partners. she left abruptly, a td through the uprights--the french doors, whence she had come....
Aw, they won't hurt you, Vit. Unless they're rabid.

They are the best mosquito eaters you can have.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:42 PM   #418
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Bat boxes are beneficial because you can kind of control where the bats set up house. It's not like they attract bats, but they give them a better place to hang out (upside down) than attics. Ideally you entice them to move there by placing their guano by and on the box once you hang it.

And if you find a bat in your living quarters you are supposed to get treated for rabies unless you can capture and test the bat.
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what? why would you need to be treated for rabies if you have a bat for a roomie? wouldn't there need to be some physical contact at least? friends with benefits....
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You have racoons in your attic?
Not anymore, the squirrels got 'em.

Truth be told, we've only had birds and a frog in the house!
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