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#5989515 - 09/02/17 05:41 AM Bats bats bats bats bats
Michigan Trappin Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 2945
Loc: MI
I got so much bat work this year. I don't believe it's from more people finding my business because all the other work is about the same amount

I have a theory, a lot more heavy winds over the past year, I think more of the older trees have been blown over and bats have had to find new homes

Anyone else see an increase it bat issues?

My legs are hurting from all the ladder work, but the bank account is liking it
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#5989516 - 09/02/17 05:44 AM Re: Bats bats bats bats bats [Re: Michigan Trappin]
Bob Jameson Offline


Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2986
Loc: SW Pa
We have been doing steady bat work daily since the first of August. Should be catching up in a week I hope.

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#5990482 - 09/03/17 04:29 PM Re: Bats bats bats bats bats [Re: Michigan Trappin]
Michigan Trappin Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 2945
Loc: MI
I got two more exclusions on contract. 1 Tuesday 1 Wednesday

Sure I'll pick up more this week
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#5990533 - 09/03/17 06:03 PM Re: Bats bats bats bats bats [Re: Michigan Trappin]
HD_Wildlife Offline
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Registered: 04/03/10
Posts: 54
Loc: NM
MI trappin,

Definitely should look into the species you have, there's plenty of info on
their roosting habits and homeowners and clients often have questions that
you'll better answer with more info.

Most "foliage roosting" bat species are things that are used to bark coming
off and having to move fairly often, some when tracked move multiple moves
in one week when young aren't non volant (non flying).

Much of the up north house bats will be big brown or where not yet wiped out
little brown bats, both of which are the most common house roosting bats in
the country.

Doesn't mean there aren't some out in the trees but you would more likely see
increased issues from additional folks getting new roofing or siding than from what's
happening in "nature" with those two species.
People are more aware of bats during summer when active as they can see and often hear
then, along with more people being aware of bats in general due to white-nose syndrome.

People also tend to call even if they were not concerned previously when someone reports on
the local news about a rabies case. We get a spike every time that happens.

I hope folks are using good maternity season black outs for exclusion. We still get operators
especially pest control calling to ask us in June and July and August if they can seal bats out
when we are in clear pup season still. No good! Not for national reputation of our industry and
certainly not for bats or usually the client who ends up with fall out.

Bat exclusion is a good business line and when done properly at the proper times of year can
resolve issues for the homeowner without jeopardizing bat conservation.

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#5990816 - 09/04/17 05:28 AM Re: Bats bats bats bats bats [Re: Michigan Trappin]
Michigan Trappin Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 2945
Loc: MI
Yes we have 9 types of bats. I have worked with, little browns, evening and big browns to my knowledge

Many of the exclusions involve very few bats (based on amount of guano) and you never see the actual bats
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#5990861 - 09/04/17 07:17 AM Re: Bats bats bats bats bats [Re: Michigan Trappin]
swampdonkey Offline
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Registered: 02/19/10
Posts: 38
Loc: massachusetts
YES....I was just talking about the increase in Bat calls...
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#5994911 - 09/09/17 06:39 PM Re: Bats bats bats bats bats [Re: Michigan Trappin]
Dave Schmidt Offline
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Registered: 04/02/10
Posts: 23
Loc: St. Louis area
Always good to hear Justin's two cents' worth.
Yeah, bat calls/jobs are way up since about August. Could be several factors; maybe my competitors' reputations are slipping, more efficient marketing, good reviews...
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#6000110 - 09/15/17 10:32 PM Re: Bats bats bats bats bats [Re: Michigan Trappin]
Mike Flick Offline
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Registered: 04/06/12
Posts: 1915
Loc: 1st civ. Div. Wood County Wi.
I agree with HD. Storms mean roofers, and roofers let the bats in at times. Sometimes it takes a couple years before people realize that the bats in the house every now and again mite be living there.
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