SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Miscellaneous > There is a bat in my sewing room ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
There is a bat in my sewing room
Uck
AdaH
star
AdaH  Friend of PR
Intermediate
IA USA
Member since 11/21/09
Posts: 2483
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 7/18/13 10:43 PM

I live in a very old house. 30+ years ago when we first moved in we would have a bat fly around once in a while. I thought we had found where they were getting in because I had not seen one in a very long time. One must have found another way in.
Very unnerving to go up the stairs and have one dive at you. Sent DH upstairs with tennis racket.



------
Ada

KensingtonCrab
KensingtonCrab
Advanced Beginner
SC USA
Member since 2/13/09
Posts: 990
Send Message

      



In reply to AdaH <<


Date: 7/18/13 11:02 PM

AdaH, I hope your DH gets that bat! I grew up in an old house and we had a 2nd floor sleeping porch and a bat got in twice in all the years we lived there. Luckily the thing went into my brothers' bedroom and not mine! They had tennis rackets and fishing nets under the bed at all times. Oddly, my grandmother never believed in bats!

------
Carpe diem!

AdaH
star
AdaH  Friend of PR
Intermediate
IA USA
Member since 11/21/09
Posts: 2483
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 7/18/13 11:07 PM

DH and tennis racket came to the rescue. It is going to take a number of days before I can go upstairs without looking for another one to swoop at me.

------
Ada

SunnyAlta
SunnyAlta
Intermediate
Member since 7/11/10
Posts: 311
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 7/19/13 0:02 AM

I appreciate how many bugs they eat ... outside. Wouldn't want one in my sewing area either!

Coconuts
star
Coconuts  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 12/2/09
Posts: 1344
Send Message

      



Date: 7/19/13 0:24 AM

Were you able to catch/kill it? You might want to have it tested for rabies.

NhiHuynh
starstarstar
NhiHuynh
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 1/4/11
Posts: 762
Send Message

      



Date: 7/19/13 1:22 AM

Oh now scary. Sorry to hear about that something is standing between you and sewing. :(

------
I finally have a blog. www.detectivehoundstooth.com :)

Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
Advanced
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Send Message

      



In reply to AdaH <<
thumbsup 4 members like this.


Date: 7/19/13 3:39 AM

Before I moved here, I'd never seen a bat. Then for the first several years here, we had them in the house (old house). We'd open a window in one room, usually the bathroom, and remove the screen. Chase it in there by turning on the lights in the rest of the house and leaving the bathroom dark. And out it went, pretty quickly I might add!

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8353
Send Message

      



In reply to Miss Fairchild <<


Date: 7/19/13 3:54 AM

Exactly the right thing to do! If a bat enters the house only rarely, the chances are that it's a youngster who hasn't got the flying thing down perfectly yet, and it will be desperately seeking a way out. They seek cool air, and if the air outside the house is cooler than inside, they will head for outside, given half a chance.

They actually never swoop at people aggressively, though the looping, panicky flight of a bat trying to get its bearings and get out of a strange place--with a very large human in the room--may be scary to the human. They also will never get tangled in your hair, for they have superb echolocation abilities which they use to catch teeny insects with great accuracy. They use the same ability to avoid obstacles like humans.

Here is an article about getting a bat out of your house. Googling "get a bat out of your house" will provide a lot more information about this situation, as well as how to prevent any future bat entries.
-- Edited on 7/19/13 4:02 AM --

seaside sewer
seaside sewer
Advanced
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 6/23/09
Posts: 327
Send Message

      



Date: 7/19/13 7:48 AM

here they are a protected species, and if there is one in your house, you have to get a specialist in to move it. It is illegal to kill one, too. If they nest in your roof space, or anywhere else on your property, you cannot remove them, so, lucky you, to be able to remove them yourselves.

------
Bernina sewing machines 750, 440, 215, 1008. Bernina overlocker/serger 1150MDA
Pfaff Creative Performance
Janome embellisher
Singer featherweight 221K white
Frister and Rossmann Cub 7

JTink
star
JTink
Intermediate
Member since 4/20/08
Posts: 6013
Send Message

      



Date: 7/19/13 8:48 AM

Ugh! How awful for you. The absolute nightmare for a person(me) who is terrified of rodents

We have three bedrooms at the end of a hall way. Ours, and the two boys. When my youngest son was an infant and we were still doing the 2:00a.m. feedings, his room was directly across from ours. We would close the oldest son's door to keep from disturbing him. One night on my way to the baby's room, something went past my face and hit the door of my oldest son's room. There were no lights on, I could feel the air that went past me and heard the loud thump.

I shut the baby's door and ran back in to our bedroom closing the door behind me. Woke husband and told him what happened. I was known for having very "active" dreams, so it took some convincing. He told me to call 911 and he went out the bedroom door. Every now and then I would hear a bit of noise out in the house. When I called 911, I told them what was going on and asked them to have the officer come around the back of the house and I would drop a key down to him, from the bedroom window.

After the officer came in, it wasn't long that husband came up to the bedroom saying all was clear. I know, sounds silly calling 911 because of a bat. But at the time, we really didn't know what it was or how many, all I could think of was thousands of the "what evers" flying around inside the house.

The next morning, I scrubbed everything I could reach. It was days before I felt like things were clean and safe again.

The second and last time a bat was discovered in this house: We were having replacement windows installed. I went into the guest bathroom for some reason and there in the tub laid, what I thought was an old brown leaf. As I got closer, I freaked out. It was a dead bat! I ran out the bathroom and shut the door behind me. My mind was going crazy. How long had it been in the house.

When husband got home I told him what I saw. I sent him into the bathroom with stuff to put the bat in and every cleaning agent I had. I told him the entire bathroom had to be cleaned, or the door would never be opened for use again. Poor hubby, he has truly been my knight in shining armor more than once, in our 40 years together

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> There is a bat in my sewing room

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Register

Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Register

Butterick 4996

photo
by: sertyan

Review
Shapes High Five Jacket Pattern

Shapes High Five Jacket Pattern

Buy Now
TAILORED JACKET - A CD Book by Kenneth King

TAILORED JACKET - A CD Book by Kenneth King

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.