Bats in Attics — July 13, 2007
Bat season began a bit early for us this year and we have been extremely busy. By the end of May we were once again getting calls for bats in attics every day as both species of bats were very active. As of this writing we are well into the Bat's maternity season. In our area the Juvenile bats have already been born and should all be flying within the next few weeks. We have several projects with large bat colonies on hold until the end of the month when these juvenile bats will be able to fly.
Due to an increase in bat calls we are currently only providing services for Bats and Squirrels for the months of July and August. We are a small company and this time of year it is hard for us to keep up with the calls for our services.
I recently finished an article about the two types of bat species in our area. The article talks about the differences between Big Brown and Little Brown bats and can be found here - Bat Article.
Calls for squirrels in attics have also been trickling in. I can't understand why a squirrel would want to live in a 140 degree attic this time of year but they do.
Douglas Bat Removal
I recently completed a bat removal service in Douglas Ma at a home that had a large infestation of bats. I was able to get some good photographs along with a couple interesting videos while I was conducting the initial inspection in the attic of the home. One video is rather comical. In the video I am walking toward a roosting bat on one end of the attic when it decides to become active and fly straight at me. As I duck the swooping bat numerous times I smashed my head on the rafters then lost my balance and fell over backwards. All while laughing hysterically. Turn up your speakers for a good laugh.
East Greenwich RI Bat Removal
About a month ago I had the opportunity to inspect the largest colony of bats that I have ever seen. This colony of Little Brown Bats has taken up residence in a Historic barn in RI. There were several hundred bats in this colony and the amount of guano present in this structure was equally impressive. More from this job at a later date.
Boxford Bat Removal
We recently completed a large-scale bat removal and bat droppings removal service at an old Historic building in Boxford Massachusetts. These were also little brown bats and there were over 400 bats in this colony. We removed and excluded the bats from this attic and also removed the large accumulation of bat droppings from the floor of the attic. This was one of the largest bat projects we have ever dealt with and took several days to complete.
Bat Video of dozens of bats on a beam in an attic.
First we have a note that was left for me by a customer. I had to put a ladder in the neighbor's yard to reach one side of her house. She was supposed to talk to the neighbor and tell them to put his pit-bulls inside the house that day so that I could get over there without getting my leg ripped off.
Next we have two bullets that we found stuck in the roofs of two different houses that we were working on. I guess you know that you're working in a tough neighborhood when you have bullets stuck in the roofs of houses.