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    Second Bat In Two Weeks

    trapped in bathroom until I develop a plan (I can't remember last time bathroom window was used or if it will open).

    #2 earlier today so I should be good for a few hour's more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    trapped in bathroom until I develop a plan (I can't remember last time bathroom window was used or if it will open).

    #2 earlier today so I should be good for a few hour's more.
    TMI... we don’t need to know when you have #2 in your bathroom... unless you poop a leaf, of course.
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    Time to pull that tennis racket out of the garage and put it to good use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    TMI... we don’t need to know when you have #2 in your bathroom... unless you poop a leaf, of course.
    TMI would be if I told U OTHER than #1 and/or #2 in the bathroom!!!

    Time to pull that tennis racket out of the garage and put it to good use.
    Murphy's Law rules here. I could see myself lobbing it off a wall and straight back in my face! I'm gonna go in with a sheet next time I need to sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Time to pull that tennis racket out of the garage and put it to good use.
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    OMG don't kill bats. The eat all sorts of bugs, especially mosquitoes.

    Use a bed sheet. Hold it up and they'll fly right into it. Take it outside and let them go.
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    picks or it didn't happen..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    picks or it didn't happen..

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    Be careful about your hair 'rasho.

    As kids, we learned from slightly older kids that if a bat gets in your hair, you have to shave your head. And then get rabies shots directly into your stomach with a giant needle, every week for 6 months or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    OMG don't kill bats. The eat all sorts of bugs, especially mosquitoes.
    I just watched a documentary about bats and they specifically said that this isn't true - mosquitoes don't have enough "meat" to be worth the energy for bats to target. They certainly eat some but prefer larger bugs like beetles and moths.

    But, yeah, don't kill bats. I would love to install a bat house somewhere in my yard but I worry that wasps would colonize it before any bats found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    I just watched a documentary about bats and they specifically said that this isn't true - mosquitoes don't have enough "meat" to be worth the energy for bats to target. They certainly eat some but prefer larger bugs like beetles and moths.

    But, yeah, don't kill bats. I would love to install a bat house somewhere in my yard but I worry that wasps would colonize it before any bats found it.
    What documentary?


    https://batmanagement.com/blogs/bat-...squito-control
    Biologists at the University of Michigan were the first to conduct an experimental assessment of the imA little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) in flight in Wisconsin. One bat can catch up to 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in a single hour.pact of bats on mosquitoes. They documented that bats can significantly reduce numbers of ovipositing mosquitoes and suggested that “bat predation on mosquitoes could help regulate disease vectors.”3 Claims that bats are irrelevant to pest control typically come from those who benefit from sales of chemical alternatives or bat exclusion services.

    Individuals of some bat species can capture up to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour,4and large colonies can consume amazing quantities. For example, a Florida colony of 30,000 southeastern bats was calculated to capture 50 tons of insects annually, including over 15 tons of mosquitoes,5 and from 77.4% to 84.6% of little brown bats living in the northern U.S. and Canada eat mosquitoes. 6,7 Because mosquitoes do not take evasive action, and are exceptionally easy to capture, bats sometimes appear to prefer them over larger prey.8,9 Bats can be attracted to live in bat houses,10 and nursing mothers can eat up to their body weight in insects nightly.11

    https://news.wisc.edu/study-bolsters...ito-devourers/
    Study bolsters bats’ reputation as mosquito devourers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain View Post
    picks or it didn't happen..
    You need to invite a few more over

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    I just watched a documentary about bats and they specifically said that this isn't true - mosquitoes don't have enough "meat" to be worth the energy for bats to target.
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    What documentary?
    It's still in there but I'll be sure to ask this Q before I let it go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    What documentary?
    Oh for crying out loud. Now I need to worry about fake news when watching wildlife shows too?!

    I forget which documentary it was.

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    it's pretty easy to trap a sick bat in a shoe box if you know what you're doing.

    the harder part is sneaking the shoe box back in the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    OMG don't kill bats. The eat all sorts of bugs, especially mosquitoes.
    I'm not sayin' to go all Serena Williams on it. Use the racket to stun it/knock it down, then you can evict the little varmint.

    Of course, if you do this, if there's a puff of smoke and it transforms into a caped man with fangs... dude, run.
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    … so, where is the l'il sumbeotch?

    Door to bathroom has remained closed with a high degree of confidence that it didn't fly out during a poop a leaf session. There aren't that many crannies in the bathroom!

    I'm keeping the door shut in case it's still in there and until I search my crannies. Poor thing will prolly starve to death... or poop a leaf?

    Afterwards, everything will be doused with Clorox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
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    the harder part is sneaking the shoe box back in the store.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    LOL


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    Monkhouse: I want to go like my Dad did – peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    … so, where is the l'il sumbeotch?

    Door to bathroom has remained closed with a high degree of confidence that it didn't fly out during a poop a leaf session. There aren't that many crannies in the bathroom!

    I'm keeping the door shut in case it's still in there and until I search my crannies. Poor thing will prolly starve to death... or poop a leaf?

    Afterwards, everything will be doused with Clorox.
    If a bat is very hungry, especially if it smells human flesh or blood nearby, it can scrunch itself down small enough to easily slide under a door or even through an old fashioned keyhole.

    If you're unable to locate the critter's corpse in the bathroom, assume it has snuck into your bedroom. Leave no bare skin exposed when you're asleep!! I can't stress this last part enough!

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    another idea is to talk it out. say, "blah," a lot. you know, "blah. come out, bat, come! blah! you vant to suck my blood. blah!"

    works for me.
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    Vampire bats suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    If a bat is very hungry, especially if it smells human flesh or blood nearby, it can scrunch itself down small enough to easily slide under a door or even through an old fashioned keyhole.

    If you're unable to locate the critter's corpse in the bathroom, assume it has snuck into your bedroom. Leave no bare skin exposed when you're asleep!! I can't stress this last part enough!
    I anticipated helpful advise like this from the forum and spent the day visiting three plasma centers and a blood bank so's to lower my heme profile. Then, I slathered on a healthy coat of that thick splashless bleach.

    Finally, before I lost consciousness, I plugged as many cracks and vents as possible, took the batteries outta my CO detectors and cranked up the furnace. I read somewhere where they don't like CO.

    No self respecting bat would attack me when I'm unconscious #InformedConcent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    another idea is to talk it out. say, "blah," a lot. you know, "blah. come out, bat, come! blah! you vant to suck my blood. blah!"

    works for me.
    I don't speak Transylvanian.

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