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Old Thursday 20th June 2019, 07:25   #1
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Is there anyone who had bats in your attic?

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Last night I noticed something hanging on the wall next to my front door. At first, I thought it was a black cloth, but once I looked closer I realized that it was a bat. I was wondering how it entered into my home as the windows were closed. I have heard that bats used to live in the attic so I checked in my attic and I found a colony of bats. As we all know it's not safe to have bats at home. It can spread harmful diseases like rabies and histoplasmosis. Bats should never be handled by our own, most people recommend to call wildlife removal services in Aurora to safely remove them. Is there anyone who had bats in your attic? How did you manage to get rid of it?
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Old Thursday 20th June 2019, 08:00   #2
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I have bats in my roof and enjoy seeing them leave their roosts and hunt around my garden in the last light of the day as they jink and dart after insects. They are specialised members of our ecosystem and unlike humans, live socially together without the need for greed or control. Humans also spread diseases that are far more damaging.
Why the link to a pest control company? Rather a link to understand and educate for future generations.
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I have bats in my roof and enjoy seeing them leave their roosts and hunt around my garden in the last light of the day as they jink and dart after insects. They are specialised members of our ecosystem and unlike humans, live socially together without the need for greed or control. Humans also spread diseases that are far more damaging.
Why the link to a pest control company? Rather a link to understand and educate for future generations.
I agree. In fact, I think they're highly protected in the UK and one isn't allowed to disturb or remove them! Maybe different rules (not as good) in other countries. I have a total of two (yes, only 2) bats flying around our house each evening.

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Old Thursday 20th June 2019, 13:45   #4
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"Hi, friends,
Last night I noticed something hanging on the wall next to my front door. At first, I thought it was a black cloth, but once I looked closer I realized that it was a bat. I was wondering how it entered into my home as the windows were closed. I have heard that bats used to live in the attic so I checked in my attic and I found a colony of bats. As we all know it's not safe to have bats at home. It can spread harmful diseases like rabies and histoplasmosis. Bats should never be handled by our own, most people recommend to call wildlife removal services in Aurora to safely remove them. Is there anyone who had bats in your attic? How did you manage to get rid of it?
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Don't let them bite you or share your plate and you'll be fine.

You didn't even know they were there until this little chap got lost and undoubtedly, they'll live there without disturbing you again if you leave them alone, helping control the insect poulation at the same time.

I don't know why people panic in this situation, I'd love to have bats in my attic, some say I already do.................
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We had four bat roosts in our old place, and so far have discovered two in our new one. It would never occur to me to try to get rid of them - I’m actually really happy to share our home with them. Many years ago I shared accommodation with vampire bats in Venezuela - now that really got people’s attention! - but with sensible precautions they were not a problem - though I did worry about falling asleep with a toe sticking out of the mosquito net!
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