Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Vampire Bats: The Only Solution For Now Is The AutoGate (Testing) !!!
The Belara BH is with not free from "Predators" attacks.
First it was those cockroaches.
Later discovered a number of dead birds on the floor usually without head or or without bodies.
Some were with bodies being eaten by some creatures.
These daily occurrence was very disturbing.
Two dead bodies were found nearly every day.
If nothing was done the number of dead birds per year will be at least 365 X 2 = 730 birds.
I was plucking a figure that every bird is worth at least 250 rm.
In total per year the owner will loose something like 250 X 730 = 182,500 rm.
That was how much the BH owner is loosing if nothing was done to prevent the predator.
Based on many reports received I zoom to those Vampire bats.
They came in at around 9:00 pm onward and after satisfying their thirst will leave before the morning light.
There is no proven method except this so called auto gate with a completely shut gate with a 3" X 10" wide slot.
This was said to be working at a BH located nearby, Kuala Berang.
Immediately after discussing with my partner I went ahead to make the necessary arrangements.
The fabricator came to the BH and measured the exact size which he needed to fabricate.
One week after the measurement he came with his workers to install the unit.
After a few days the autogate seems to be opened and not closed.
Again got the fabricator to come over to check what went wrong.
Just some normal operation steps were wrong especially on the timing and the fuse.
He managed to correct the gate and hopefully it will operated as per the specification.
It must shut at 8:30 pm and open at 6:00 am.
This autogate is still on a trial run basis and I hope it will help to minimize the damage incurred by those vampire bats.