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Old 08-02-2019, 04:22 PM   #21
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I agree that the bats in the shop are a problem but look into how important bats are before advocating exterminating them. Figure out how they are getting in and seal the entry point off.
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:49 PM   #22
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I have some bats flying around in my shop at night. As they fly they dribble piss. I hate that it gets on my roadster, tools and whatever I have going on. I was wondering if anybody else has had to deal with this. I was thinking that maybe some loud obnoxious music might drive them batty and they will find someplace else to piss.

I remember watching a corny movie called Mars Attacks. Well the Mars guys were even kicking Jim Browns but then somebody played Slim Whitman song and their heads exploded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FhQxZnSqc0 Maybe this will work on bats
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Be carefull of bat droppings..they could be toxic
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:12 PM   #23
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Time to build a "bat room" for the bat urinal, sink, and commode!


Actually, if you can keep them outside, they eat a lot of bugs, including those that bite!
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:15 PM   #24
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I have been on this Fordbarn for about 10 years and this thread has to be the funniest yet. You guys are great.

Next time you head out to the garage think batman "to the bat cave Robin"
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:26 PM   #25
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very funny..
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They use bat droppings to make lipstick. Guano


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Old 08-02-2019, 06:41 PM   #26
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:56 PM   #27
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Back in 1970 before I got drafted I used to scuba dive with a former Navy Seal who said that you could make an explosive device with bat guano and motor oil with the right ignition source. Don't know if he was BS'n me or not BUT bat guano is similar to ammonium nitrate and motor oil is kin to diesel fuel so who knows.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:57 PM   #28
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i had a bad bat problem in my pole barn for a couple years. yes, they piss on everything! finally i found where they were living, in a vertical stack of plywood up on my mezzanine storage area. the stack was not tight together, and where they could get between the sheets, they called it home. first i left the big doors open all night for them to go out and eat mosquitoes, then closed them just before sunrise. then, once the flock was down in size i had to get brave enough to go move the plywood. only a few remained, but there were lots judging from the pile of poop. since i closed down the nest, they have not returned.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:24 PM   #29
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They eat lots of mosquitoes, around here they encourage building bat housing to keep them around. I would come up with a method that removes them from your shop without harming them if possible.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:20 PM   #30
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what is a bat best description ive heard is A RAT WITH WINGS
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:38 PM   #31
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We used to catch hem when we were kids, baseball with cloth around it and a fishing net. Throw the ball in the air and when they chase after it catch them in the net!
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:52 PM   #32
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I had bats that crawled up behind the corrugated steel siding on a shed. I could hear them scratching on the steel. Some old gas in a hand spray jug got rid of them. All I had to do was squirt it up between the siding and the eave and the bats came flying out in less than ten seconds. By the next day even the little ones were gone. Gas or naptha works well but the old gas is free. Obviously you have to use your brain and not spray where there could be a fire hazard.
That method works well to drive snakes out of the area too.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:13 PM   #33
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When it comes to snakes in the shop, I always liked the way an old-time "H.A.M.B.er" got rid of them. He said he'd go out in the shop in the evening and spread several dozen Viagra pills around the shop areas they frequented. The next morning, he'd go out and pick up the snakes and stack them in the garbage can to be oicked up later in the day.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:38 PM   #34
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To get rid of the bats in my shop I used bird netting tacked to the fascia board on the edge of the roof. The netting hangs down about 6’ from the bottom of the fascia and covers all the openings into the shop. When the bats flew out they hit the netting and fell to the ground then went on their way. When they came back the next day the netting stopped them from getting back in. Had to hang some fishing weights at 5’ intervals to keep the net from blowing up on the roof when the wind came up. The bats got the message that they weren’t welcome in the shop. Also built and put up two bat houses away from the shop and the house to encourage them to keep feeding on the mosquitos and moths. So far its been a win win for both bats and humans.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:39 AM   #35
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:22 AM   #36
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another fun tid bit learned from a friend, bats can not get airborne from a standing start, they need to "free fall' a bit to get some air speed for flight. so, if you find they are getting in some hole in your siding you hang a bucket of water beneath the hole for them to crash into and drown. i agree though, they are good to have around, just not in your buildings
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:14 AM   #38
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Not a dribbler, yet.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:10 PM   #39
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Don't ask the joker, the penguin or mr. freeze. They've been trying for years and got nowhere.
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