Metro West Bat Removal Projects — August 27, 2007
As usual the months of July and August were all about bats. We saw some very large colonies of bats in attics in the last month. Some pretty impressive piles of bat guano also. It seems that despite all the rabies talk in the news our local bat population is still thriving.
The Metro-West Boston area is home to a very healthy population of bats. Over the last month a good percentage of our calls have come from this area. We typically find more colonies of small brown bats in this area than other parts of the state.
We received so many calls for bats in such a short period of time that we could not accept any new customers for a period of about two weeks. For all those that called during this time I am sorry that we could not help. I have gone over a month without a day off and I am looking forward to the arrival of the cool fall weather and taking some time off!
Below are some of the interesting projects we completed this past month.
Westford Bat Removal
I recently completed a bat removal and service at a home in Westford Massachusetts that housed a very large colony of bats. I had originally inspected this home back in June but waited until August to perform the job due to the presence of juvenile bats. The pile of bat guano on the roof of the house was very large. I could see it from my truck as I was pulling in the driveway.
Maynard Bat Removal
On a recent call for a bat in a living room we found a colony of bats living in a severely deteriorated chimney. We also found 12 bats roosting in the gable vents. We removed all bats and then referred the customer to a reputable mason to have their chimney repaired. Whenever a chimney is in this condition it needs to be re-pointed. Re-pointing a chimney is basically removing all the existing cement at the top of the chimney and replacing it with new cement. When the new cement is finished it is left level at the top so that when a chimney cap is installed it sits flush on top of the cement.
Concord Bat Removal
This house in Concord Massachusetts was home to a large colony of Big Brown bats. In two days we had the bats evicted and the attic cleaned up the mess that was left behind.
Last month we performed one of the worst attic cleanups I have ever seen. This attic was home to a large colony of bats and also a family of raccoons for a number of years as the house sat vacant. As you can see in the pictures below the place was a disaster. Imagine the droppings that would accumulate from 4-5 puppies living in an attic for 4 years and that is about what we were dealing with on this job.
I took this photo of a young doe in Groton on August 20th.