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Old 10-19-2003, 08:02 PM
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I bought a bat house today. Yes a House for bats sorta like a bird house, except for bats. Anyone seen these before?
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Just have to ask, why would you buy a bat house??
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Just have to ask, why would you buy a bat house??
It helps with insect control. Somebody gave me one a couple of years back, I put it up but the bats never found it
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You know to be honest I didn't leave the house today to go buy one. I was walking down the aisle to buy bird food for all the pretty birds in my yard. I was looking at getting them a new house, WHEN I see this Bat house and I start to think to myself. I have wasted tons of money on boats in my life and these poor bats get no respect nor do they have a place to live so I'll buy em a house. Actually I have no Friggin Idea I just bought the darn thing.

My buddy said it's like section 8 housing for birds I'll be ruining their neighborhood
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I'm reading the package now it says it may take a full year for my local bats to be comfortable and move in to this house.
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Now are you goin to be like all the other deadbeat section 8 landlords and live in another state from where the housing is? You know you cant have the disgruntled bats coming and lookin for you.
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Once you get them, you can never take it down. Seems some of them are on the endangered speceis list. So to get rid of nest , they all have to be cought and relocated.
One farm we rent has them in a barn. The landowner would love get rid of them. They leave a very sticky smelly mess. He asked someon at the local DNR office how to get rid of them and was told, "You can't"

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Doing a search for them I have found some good plans for building bat houses. I'm on a pond with 200' of frontage and the skeeters can get pretty bad. I've seen bats around. I think it might bring some more if they had a place to "hang out".
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