Posts Tagged ‘animals’
Bats are great and need your love. Here are a few facts & tips:
- Babies are born furless.
- Only mammal to fly.
- Bats eat lots of bugs, disperse seeds and pollinate plants.
- They can eat their body weight in bugs each night, that would be like us eating 80 pizzas.
What can you do to prevent them from making your home theirs and to encourage them at your home.
- Exclusion work must be done out of season and at night.
- Install a bat house around your home Bat Conservation International.
Never pick up a bat, they do bite!
I love when people are inspired by insects or animals in general and this book takes a look at that angle. I think that termite mounds are a perfect example of this, it allows air flow including heat and built in air conditioning. I’m going to purchase the book and see what else is building their way into the future.
I have to tell you, sometimes I worry about people. Why you ask? Because of stories like this “Feeding Alligators: dangerous unlawful.” I guess it doesn’t really surprise me, that is why those shows on TV are so riveting. You know someone is going to walk up to that Buffalo like he knows what he is doing and then POW…. I guess that is why all those warning labels are on things, to stop that one person who was thinking – should I really do that or not. Selection of the fitness!
So what kind of tips can I give if you own a house and want to keep those critters out:
- Don’t encourage them to live with you, don’t stack stuff around the outside of your home.
- Check weep holes and secure them – no open holes.
- Don’t create harborages, don’t set your shed on the ground. This is a possible site for all types of animals.
- Don’t leave doors or windows opened, things can crawl in. That is how I captured the snake below, someone left a door opened. She was about a foot long and is currently over 6 foot.