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So You Want A Tile Roof?

I bet there were no mosquitoes around.

So You Want A Tile Roof?

A Tile Roof in Riverside , California ... you have to watch this to believe it!


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You burst my bubble, emalvini!


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

bigmikedude's picture

Heh heh

Been there done that.

When my family bought our farmhouse it had sat vacant for a few years. It took three years to finally seal them out of the attic. Used to get one or two flying around in the house at least weekly. I got real good at catching them in a towel and flipping them outside.

When I finally cleaned out the attics we had far over a ton of guano, almost two, and still never got it all. Most of the attic had a tongue and groove floor thankfully, but there was still some beneath it that you couldn't get to. It was anywhere from six inches deep, to two foot high piles, six ft. in diameter, beneath their main roosting points.

There were thousands of them. It took about an hour for them to leave the attic every night.

When I was sealing off the smaller entries from the inside during the day, it was like a snowstorm of bats flying around me. Then once they all left that last evening, I had all the new pre-cut pieces of fascia ready near the final main entry hole, and the ladder ready on the outside. I was inside, my stepfather was outside. While we were sealing that last main entry hole, something tapped me in the side of my head.

I turned my head to find myself nose to nose with a well fed 3 1/2 ft corn snake in the soffit 20 ft from the ground while wedged in overhang working. Lol It seems they are good climbers and apparently like bats. He knew right where to position himself as they entered and returned.

After he finished licking my nose once or twice, I picked him him up and took him outside to the barn where there were plenty more bats.

But we finally did get them sealed out of the house.

Wow, that was amazing. I

Wow, that was amazing. I would never think that bats would want to live in that small of a space. I'm glad they didn't try to fumigate or kill them and hope they find a peaceful place to take residence.

I worked in roofing for a couple of years

One house, which was occupied by a 99 year old lady, had signs of some kind of leakage on her ceilings. So I climbed into her dark attic with a flashlight to look for a leak, but the roof seemed fine. Then I turned the flashlight to my feet to see what kind of strange insulation I was walking on and found that I was wading through about 1 foot of bat guano. She had thousands of pounds of the stuff sitting on her ceiling and leaking into her house.


Short Round: Feels like I

Short Round: Feels like I step on fortune cookie.
Indiana Jones: It's not fortune cookies. Let me take a look.
[Indy lights a lighter to find bugs crawling all over the place]
Short Round: That no cookie!

Hahaha. You might as well have been there because tons of bugs live in bat guano too.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Oh My God!

No one thought to look after that poor old lady and her home for years it seems..

Thanks for posting and have a merry Christmas Ron..

deacon's picture

I can dig that

I know some who suffer from that same affliction. :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Washington is Infested With "DING" Bats...


Merry Christmas deacon..

deacon's picture

Merry Christmas

TO you and yours,as well :)
P.S. I be think'n,we be need'n bigger hammers

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence