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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
kindredspirit wrote:
A good "Mouser" of a cat left up "accidentally" into the attic might change the situation.

ah here. i'd be chuffed to have bats in the attic. no call for this sort of stuff.


Each to their own, Medieval Knievel.

Personally I've no empathy with bats. Ugly looking creatures with no character. They're actually flying rats. I hope they never invade my attic.

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Do bats like the look of you?
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
I hope they never invade my attic.

Well I suggest that you block up the tiniest of holes then because I just wouldn't believe that they are getting in where they are unless I saw it myself.

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
"Protected species". They will be gone by October, I will block it then.


I am so glad to see you are not trying to get rid of them now. Bats will not harm you and will attack garden pests so why destroy their nesting place. Well done Tagwex!
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why thank you ma'am. I was in the district court last week I don't want to be brought up again for harming a protected species!!! I was actually wondering, but there is no way of finding out, how to gauge how much I will be harmful insect free this summer.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murder, assault, theft.......................... or boring old debt collection.
You don't come across as a law breaker.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All three. Now, if it was the district court it couldn't have been too bad could it? Speeding actually, but the case was struck out - I had my homework done. A real eye opener going to those places though, the scumbags and lowlifes that we share this country with have to be seen to be believed. Honest as the day is long, that's me.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baptize them tagwex! Very Happy


Three priests were discussing the problems they had been experiencing with bats in their church lofts.

The first said, "I introduced a dozen cats, but that didn't seem to work. The bats are still there."

The second said, "I had the place fumigated, but even that didn't work. It's still infested with bats."

The third said, "I baptised all mine and made them members of the church. I haven't seen one of them back since!"
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if you mean to baptise the bats or the yokes I saw in court. If the latter then I wouldn't waste the water. Bullet is very efficient.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tagwex, as each bat can eat around 5000 insects per night, if you simply take up position in a suitable location before sunset and count them as they leave, then some simple arithmetic..........
On the other hand, they can travel up to 5Km in search of food, so you won't be the only beneficiary.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like bats are a gardeners friend all in all.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I counted them the first night that I spotted them. At least 42. Still have to get up in the attic and try and get a photo. I read 3000 midges per night, hard to imagine but what size does that take up in their stomachs and how do they fit back in through that tiny hole? Also interested in what insects they might eat that are detrimental to my garden efforts. If only I had a creature that would eat 3000 slugs per night.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the Bats come out of hell



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No but Freddie Starr is coming by to eat them!
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have arranged for a wildlife ranger to call next week, will keep you informed.
Apparently, once the colony has been registered/recorded I need a licence to block up the entry/exit hole.

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