Friday, February 12, 2010
How Do You Catch Those Bats !!!
A very interesting topics and I am sure some of you have a similar situation.
Yes you have these bats staying in your BH and they are nuisance to your precious tenants.
I was in Kemaman, Trengganu and having those mushroom soup with some friends.
One of them asked me:
"Pak Harry I have something interesting to talk about. This have something to do with those bats. I have lots of them but have capture and removed them."
Hmm very interesting.....
What seem to be the problem when you have those bats around or inside your BH?
First they disturb the swiftlet especially in the morning and late evening. Yes during change of shift. Bats fly out in the evening and return home in the morning while those swiftlet fly out in the morning and return in the evening. During this change of shift the two clashes and those bats have the habits of chasing after the swiftlet.
The second is that their shit smell seems to bother the swiftlet a bit. Where ever they stays the swiftlet will not go near the areas.
When their colony grows they tend to chase the swiftlet away and a big nuisance to your BH.
They also carry with them a bug or lice on their body. This is no good if their bugs cross over to our swiftlet. Sometime those bugs and lice's do carry diseases that will make your birds sick. Worst if they transfer to human.
The best is to keep these bats away.
How to do that?
Well this was something that was proven and you should try using it.
What this friend of mine recommended was to hang a net, fish netting and a ripe sickle of bananas at the back of the net. The location of the net and the banana must be somewhere near to the entrance hole but try not to be too closed. Those swiftlet might entangled with the net if too closed to their flying path. (Be careful to select the right location).
In the meantime if U have bats staying inside your BH, catch them during the day time. If you locate their hiding spots, you need to remove all their leftovers and smear the place with ammonium bicarbonate powder. Wet the powder and paste onto those spots that those bats are residing.
You should also catch them using those fist net with handle.
Remove all of them regularly and make sure your BH is free from this nuisance....