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A Bat In The House #4578355
11/18/17 09:39 PM
11/18/17 09:39 PM
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oilpsi2high Offline OP
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I was watching TV in the dark last night, and heard something flying into the window screen behind me.

Ten seconds later, a bat flies overhead. Swearing and panic ensued.

I went into another room and waited for it to stop flying around. When I came back, I couldn't find it. It appeared once more when I was looking behind a curtain. Myself, being the big baby I am when it comes to flying animals, retreated to an upstairs bedroom while the bat darted around downstairs during the night.

This morning, I went downstairs and could NOT find the bat. I cleaned the entire downstairs, checked behind and under furniture, curtains, appliances, etc. and found nothing.

Yesterday, I was cooking a pot roast and had the oven fan on for four hours. I noticed a pretty big gap where my gas insert fireplce's fuel line runs into the family room. My guess is that the fume hood created an air current through the chimney, and the bat followed it and got in.

Do bats leave on their own? I didn't have any windows open yesterday, last night or today. I looked everywhere and couldn't find the stupid thing. Just to be sure though, I have a pest control company coming next week because I can hear some kind of rodent or animal rustling around in the attic and in the walls.

Gotta love 130+ year old houses.

Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578361
11/18/17 09:41 PM
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Burn the house down.


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Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578369
11/18/17 09:44 PM
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You sure it didn't jump into the pot roast when the lid was off and your head was turned???

Bats are greasy, take the leftovers out of the fridge.

If there is any white/cream colored fat on the top of the food, you cooked the bat.

Last edited by Brybo86; 11/18/17 09:45 PM.

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Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578370
11/18/17 09:44 PM
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Can't do that, but I might need to move if this happens again.

Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578371
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he's still there shoot


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Re: A Bat In The House [Re: Brybo86] #4578372
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oilpsi2high Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Brybo86
You sure it didn't jump into the pot roast when the lid was off and your head was turned???


Positive.

Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578389
11/18/17 10:05 PM
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We had one in in our house when I was a kid took my mother to take the bat down with a pillow, anyway them things can come thru the space of a window ,do you have the old wooden window sashes? Just a thought


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Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578392
11/18/17 10:08 PM
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oilpsi2high Offline OP
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The windows and doors are all new as of 2011 or so.

Re: A Bat In The House [Re: dishdude] #4578395
11/18/17 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Burn the house down.




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Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578396
11/18/17 10:16 PM
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I am a fairly good bat expert having studied and been around them. They leave every night for insects. They hibernate in the winter waking up every 6 weeks if I remember correctly to find water. There are colony bats and solitary bats, you probably have a solitary bat. Find the openings and seal them after dusk however as it's getting closer to hibernation time, it may die not having a home.

Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578417
11/18/17 10:32 PM
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I had these annoying black flies and ladybugs flying around for the longest time in this house. I noticed they're all gone now.

Thanks, bat.

Re: A Bat In The House [Re: JLawrence08648] #4578418
11/18/17 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: JLawrence08648
I am a fairly good bat expert having studied and been around them. They leave every night for insects. They hibernate in the winter waking up every 6 weeks if I remember correctly to find water. There are colony bats and solitary bats, you probably have a solitary bat. Find the openings and seal them after dusk however as it's getting closer to hibernation time, it may die not having a home.
Say the bat stays in for the evening then you could seal him in...Smoke him out best way you and a few card players have a poker game, a few beers, a few cigars, noise and all is well ...even if he was there you wouldnt care beer

I can laugh but I hate bats, good luck getting rid of yours...


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Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578421
11/18/17 10:38 PM
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Some disease is wiping out bats in the east. The brown bat is a timid little insectivore. It hopefully made it out. If not, don't have a cow. Open some doors and windows and chase it out. They used to get in around a chimney flashing that sheds water at my house. My drama queen daughter went hysterical because it made its way out the attic through a ceiling fan. Save the bat!


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Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578460
11/18/17 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
I went into another room and waited for it to stop flying around. When I came back, I couldn't find it. It appeared once more when I was looking behind a curtain. Myself, being the big baby I am when it comes to flying animals, retreated to an upstairs bedroom while the bat darted around downstairs during the night.


LMAO!! crackmeup

Re: A Bat In The House [Re: oilpsi2high] #4578473
11/18/17 11:55 PM
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Just before sunup, open the doors and windows.

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