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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

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Debbie
Madras OR
USA
336 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2018 :  10:00:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We just found out that we have at least one bat in our house. We're pretty sure they are coming down from the chimney. Has anyone had any dealings with these creepy little things? And how you got rid of them??

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4673 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4673 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2018 :  10:39:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Debbie I would err on the side of caution and call a professional to remove the bat. Bats may carry rabies. Hope you get it out without much trouble.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6873 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6873 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2018 :  5:40:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Debbie,
I sure hope you find a way to get rid of them from your house.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007
FGOTM~7/2013
"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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lovinRchickens
True Blue Farmgirl

3023 Posts

Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
3023 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2018 :  11:00:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Debbie,
I have had bats in my house before. We did call someone to take down one side of our home, get bats out and seal up where they were entering. Good luck with yours.

Farmgirl #5111
Farmgirl of the month October 2014
Blessings
~Kelly~
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

336 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
336 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  12:19:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, girls! We are pretty certain we found out where the little critter was coming in from and it doesn't look like he has a family living with him anywhere...thank goodness! I think we will be able to seal up the hole from the roof with bird netting to keep them out in the future.

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1787 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1787 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2018 :  6:28:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We had bats, the little mexican brown bats, in our attic a few years ago and 2 came through the fireplace into our living room. Scared the bajeebers out of me because I thought my cats had messed with them and my daughter was younger so I feared for her as well. I hired a professional guy to come investigate and come to find out we had a colony upstairs with a pile of guano to the top of the ceiling. We had to have hazmat come in for removal and cleanup. WHAT A TIME that was!!! It can actually cause Histoplasmosis if it sits there too long and begins to mold! PLEASE be careful!!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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AnnieinIdaho
True Blue Farmgirl

437 Posts

Annie
ID
USA
437 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2018 :  7:28:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh yes do be careful! My step-brother used to work for the telephone company as a splicer (back in the day before cell phones). He got histoplasmosis from working in manholes and other locations where bird droppings were. He didn't know he had it until it had spread to his spine. He is now held together with rods and pins. He barely recovered from the infections and lung issues. He was hospitalized for weeks and we really didn't think he was going to live. He thought he just had asthma which he had his entire life. My thoughts are if there is one bat there may be some others. I hope I am wrong! Annie

"The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing." Edith Wharton, 1913 from 'The Custom of the Country'.
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