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rjrumfel
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I see synapse wants to get in on the ground floor for the next covid outbreak.

6/21/2021 3:05:54 PM

DonMega
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I was taking the trash out around sunset and decided to watch the bat house for a few minutes. I saw over 25 bats come out in a 5 minute period, so definitely have some residents now!

https://youtu.be/1Mb99hNdszA

5/17/2022 9:12:29 PM

The Coz
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That is cool! Thanks for the update!

5/17/2022 11:13:22 PM

StTexan
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Have you noticed a reduction in mosquitoes?

5/17/2022 11:55:56 PM

Bullet
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Nice. I put mine up a couple months ago, but I assume I won't see any bats in it until next year.

5/18/2022 10:52:37 AM

DonMega
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I haven't really noticed any mosquitos anywhere yet (just saw the first one at the pool on Wednesday). The bats spend a lot of time in the woods behind my house so maybe they are reducing the number of bugs there.

5/21/2022 11:42:43 AM

The Coz
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Maybe?! More like definitely.

5/21/2022 6:51:31 PM

Wraith
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DonMega, how long was it up before you saw the bats. I've had mine up for almost two years now -- I check it every few months and no evidence of anything .

2/10/2023 3:04:22 PM

DonMega
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I didnt notice a ton of activity the first year but I put the house up in late spring. The second spring (last year) I noticed a ton of activity. We have a lot of trees and a creek in the back yard (and my neighbors+me had them in our attics) so I knew there were bats in the area.

I got a new roof last year and the roofing company said the ridge vent was batproof, that was a lie and I have seen bat droppings in the attic again

2/19/2023 8:52:33 AM

The Coz
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Maybe they got in some other way than the ridge vent.

2/19/2023 11:02:20 AM

DonMega
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possibly, but I have noticed the pollen clusters that fall from the trees also get into the attic, and it is directly under the ridge vent. My guess is that the ridge vent has a gap big enough to blow that tiny stuff in and that a bat could also crawl in. I know that when the bat guy installed the screens he said to block a ridge vent you had to pull it up and put a screen underneath - I'm guessing the subcontractor of the roofing contractor just put the standard ridgevent in and the roofing company told me whatever I wanted to hear.

2/20/2023 11:43:29 PM

Wraith
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Been having some nice weather lately. Went up to the roof on Sunday to check the bat house. No evidence of any bats but its prob still too cold for them to move in. There was the beginnings of a wasp nest in there though. Good thing I caught it early and removed it. Do bats eat wasps too?

[Edited on February 22, 2023 at 1:01 PM. Reason : ]

2/22/2023 1:01:29 PM

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Updates? If I were a bat, I would love all the mosquitoes about now

6/5/2023 9:02:26 PM

Bullet
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It's hard to see in mine, but I don't think there are any bats in it.

To those who have bat tenants, is there a pile of guano (poop) underneath the house?

6/7/2023 10:54:56 AM

DonMega
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Yes, there is a huge pile of black droppings at the bottom of mine. I will try to get a picture tomorrow. I see them flying at dusk but haven't watched them come out of the house yet this year

6/9/2023 11:20:20 PM

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^You and bullet should swap houses and see if they stay in his or come back to your new one! Haha…just wondering, has this had a discernible difference in how bit up you get from mosquitoes?

6/9/2023 11:36:19 PM

DonMega
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I haven't noticed many mosquitos, I did have one buzzing around me this afternoon when down near the creek, but I would have expected many more this time of year

here is the picture of the droppings. when I got close some of the bats in the bat house started making a bunch of noise, it was a little freaky!


[Edited on June 11, 2023 at 11:14 PM. Reason : ]

6/11/2023 11:13:09 PM

Wraith
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Still no tenants in my bat house, outside of the attempted wasp nest that I took care of a while back.

I see bats coming out of the woods and flying around over the streets at night, so I know they are around. I guess they just like the woods more.

6/12/2023 12:14:36 PM

StTexan
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To do list
See a big pile of bat poop

6/14/2023 2:01:09 AM

The Coz
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Not sure that qualifies as a big pile, but nice job completing your list!

6/14/2023 5:12:18 PM

DonMega
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Thank god the rain washes it away, otherwise it would turn into a bigger pile

6/14/2023 8:34:06 PM

justinh524
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Bag it and sell it as fertilizer

6/18/2023 2:12:16 PM

The Coz
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"Now look, Colonel Bat Guano -- if that is your real name. . ."

6/18/2023 3:31:37 PM

StTexan
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Is it possible to give regular updates? Ever thought of putting a 2nd bat house?

7/3/2023 11:59:09 PM

StTexan
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Update please

4/11/2024 10:43:04 PM

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Update: Bats doing bat things.

4/12/2024 3:17:05 PM

StTexan
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Bttt

4/12/2024 11:33:04 PM

DonMega
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Noticed a couple turds so far, no real activity yet

4/14/2024 9:13:50 PM

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Has turd production noticeably increased further into spring?

5/6/2024 10:36:27 PM

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Yes, need an urgent turd update!

5/7/2024 6:49:30 AM

StTexan
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A pic like above would be awesome too

5/7/2024 6:35:31 PM

DonMega
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Rain washed away all turds, haven't noticed much activity yet. I will check in daylight hours tomorrow

5/7/2024 8:57:14 PM

StTexan
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They wouldn't like abandon it, would they? Do you know what the inside of the house looks like, a few years into this?

5/7/2024 9:04:21 PM

DonMega
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Fresh turds!



I haven't noticed a bunch of bats at night yet, but I also haven't really been looking yet. Guess they are there.

5/8/2024 10:45:16 PM

StTexan
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So freaking neat!

5/9/2024 2:07:52 AM

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