Removing Bat Poop and VT Bat Removal Trip — October 25, 2007
Since the last update we've been very busy with flying squirrel removal and mice proofing services. Every time the nighttime temperature dips into the 40's we get numerous calls for these two animals the following day. The arrival of the cold weather sends these nocturnal animals searching for a warm place to reside. A well insulated attic is like a 5-star resort to a mouse or a flying squirrel. This all results in a flurry of calls for us in a very short period of time.
Besides that we have done quite a few attic cleanouts and bat guano cleanup as of late. During the summer it is simply too hot in attics to perform these services so we try to schedule them for the fall. You can see one of our recent projects below.
In the last update I mentioned that I was planning on taking some much-needed time off. I recently traveled to Northern VT to perform a bat removal and exclusion service on a beautiful vacation home on a pristine mountain lake. We stayed at the house that we were working on for 3 days. I even managed to get in a little fishing. This is about as close to a "vacation" as I get.
We recently removal a few hundred pounds of bat droppings from a historic barn in Metro-west Boston. This colony of big brown bats had been residing in this structure for at least 20 years. The piles of bat guano in the loft were so high that we shoveled it!
On this squirrel removal service the homeowner had a new vent installed by a carpenter thinking that the squirrels were on the outside of the attic when in fact they were on the inside. They then installed a heavy-duty screen over the new gable vent which trapped the squirrels inside the attic. The squirrels chewed apart the brand new vent but still could not get out as they were trapped by the screening. After watching and listening to the squirrels for two days they finally called us. The pictures below show exactly what happens when you block off a squirrel's hole. This is NOT a good idea.
Vermont Bat Removal
Below are the pictures from my recent trip to Northern VT that I mentioned above.