Sunday, August 17, 2008

There is a BAT in MY HOUSE

Can I even begin to describe how creeped out and frankly, terrified I am? No, I can't.

And of course, my husband is away on a business trip.

So of course, I'm sleeping in my daughter's room tonight. With the doors closed. And probably, the covers over my head.

I saw that House episode where the woman got rabies from being bitten by bats and I AM TAKING NO CHANCES.

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  1. Why do these things happen when the menfolk are away?
    Not that it would make a real difference but you'd have another adult with you to help you hide.

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  2. The thing about bats is that you CANNOT swat them; their echo-location is simply too sophisticated.

    There is a trick to getting one to leave should you not have one of those ultrasonic bat repellent thingies. Wish I could remember what it is.

    -J.

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  3. Okay, joke, that was just cruel. As is this: Those things are just rats with wings.

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  4. What are you doing there? Seriously, I'd be at a hotel by now.

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  5. I opened the French doors to the deck, hoping that the scent of fat, juicy mosquitoes would lure it outside.

    Tonight I'm having large numbers of my family to dinner, including some large men. If the bat hasn't gone, I'm sure my brothers will manage to persuade it to leave.

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  6. Leaving the door/window open is the easiest way to get the bat to leave. If you have a box or carton of some kind you could scoop the lit'l guy into that slip a top on it and bring it outdoors.

    But you have to find out where the bat is coming in, and plug it up. It could be the size of a coin slot. So, look carefully (during the DAY, i.e.).

    T.

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  7. I once saw an episode of Hawaii 5-0 where rats were spreading bubonic plague.

    I never watched Jack Lord again, but I did have pet rats.

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  8. OK, enough of the rat chitchat. I'm phobic.

    FA: I was afraid of that. The coin-sized entry, I mean. Because who's having a new bathroom installed? And whose bathroom ceiling is ripped out up to the rafters? So high up I can't see? MINE.

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  9. I know you love to read so here goes

    http://www.wikihow.com/Catch-a-Bat-in-Your-House

    http://www.batconservation.org/content/Batproblems.html

    http://www.chicagowilderness.org/wildchi/livingwild
    /wildtrouble/bats/index.cfm

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  10. If you have a high-pitched teakettle, that works for some species and you could administer facials and/or get the wrinkles out of linen.

    -J.

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  11. I would be doing the exact same thing. In fact I would probably be sleeping in our van for the fear of rabies. :shudder:

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  12. Susie has dealt with this. Call her. If nothing else, she can tell you the best place to hide.

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