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Going back to bed now

As vynehorn knows, waking up to two frantic cats turning themselves inside out because there's a bat in your bedroom is no fun.  Wasn't able to catch it, but we have it pinned back into the wall that we think it came out of.  I think.  Maybe.  Hopefully.  Because I really don't want to deal with this any more tonight.

I really like bats.  Not in my bedroom.

I guess we probably should get a bat man out to look at the attic.  Crap.



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Aug. 20th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
Oh no! Yes, you have my complete sympathies. Let me know if you want the name of the bat man my sister is using (who was out at the house yesterday but unable to completely set up the traps because of bees. Go figure!).
Aug. 20th, 2014 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah - last year it was hornets. This year it's bats. Is there anything larger that flies and gets into houses?
Aug. 20th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
Most people have to pay extra for cat toys... :)

Hope they remove them soon.
Aug. 20th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping it's one dumb young one, and there's nothing to remove. That said, I'm going to call someone today and see when they can come out and inspect.

Edited at 2014-08-20 03:53 pm (UTC)
Aug. 20th, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
I'd check with your doctor about whether rabies is a concern. One of the docs I used to work with had bats in his son's closet, and his kid ended up getting the rabies prophylaxis, even though they didn't have any knowledge that he'd been bitten. It can be carried through dried saliva.
Aug. 21st, 2014 03:40 am (UTC)
Actually, that's incorrect. According to the Centers for Disease Control:

"Rabies virus becomes noninfectious when it dries out and when it is exposed to sunlight. Different environmental conditions affect the rate at which the virus becomes inactive, but in general, if the material containing the virus is dry, the virus can be considered noninfectious."
Aug. 21st, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
That's good to know. The doctor's bats were long enough ago (over 10 years) that maybe they hadn't figured that out yet. This now makes me much less concerned about bats in houses. But yes, they need to be someplace NOT in the house.
Sep. 2nd, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
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