You never know what is behind that bad siding being replaced.

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You never know what is behind that

bad siding being replaced.

 

 

We had a few areas of siding repair to do today on the side of an apartment building. As we pulled off the first piece of lap siding we found a large section of the wall packed with animal droppings. On closer inspection, it turned out to be the droppings of bats. There was quite a bit, we think that a specialist needs to be called on this discovery.

 

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John McCormack, CRS
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Never personally experienced this but I've heard about it.

Jul 08, 2014 04:21 AM #11
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Kathy Streib
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Tom- I appreciate what you do and in no way to I envy it.  That is one big pile of batpoop!

Jul 08, 2014 07:26 AM #12
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Dagny Eason
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Bats are great in the proper environment..    Behand the siding is definitely not a proper place.    Better to place bat houses around so they have a good safe place to live and eat your mosquitoes.

Jul 08, 2014 11:39 AM #13
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Sharon Parisi
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Siding, always makes me wonder what is under the product.  I'm wondering if there is way to check under siding before closing.

Jul 08, 2014 03:05 PM #14
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We had to call someone for help clean up Roger.

Jul 09, 2014 05:32 PM #15
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Luckily I have heard that before Jay, I needed to pass it on to others.

Jul 09, 2014 05:32 PM #16
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I have seen the YouTube video that you are talking about Raymond, that was something else.

Jul 09, 2014 05:32 PM #17
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Looking back there were some warning signs that we are now aware of Mark.

Jul 09, 2014 05:33 PM #18
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I've seen it before Sheila, just not to this extent.

Jul 09, 2014 05:33 PM #19
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The bats have been addressed Suzanne, I guess you can't clean up what you can't see.  :)

Jul 09, 2014 05:33 PM #20
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You are welcome Roy.

Jul 09, 2014 05:34 PM #21
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It has to be checked out Debbie.

Jul 09, 2014 05:34 PM #22
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They are amongst us James, they come and go at my house.  :)

Jul 09, 2014 05:34 PM #23
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That sounds scary to have them in the home Whitney.

Jul 09, 2014 05:34 PM #24
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It happens quite a bit John.

Jul 09, 2014 05:34 PM #25
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I wasn't so envious of my job that day either Kathy. lol

Jul 09, 2014 05:34 PM #26
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Bats do have a benefit in bug control! We have to deal with the rest Dagny.

Jul 09, 2014 05:35 PM #27
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I don't know of a non-intrusive way Sharon.

Jul 09, 2014 05:35 PM #28
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I wouldn't say we have a problem with bats but, have known of them being in the attic. We have other animals that make their way under crawl spaces.

Jul 09, 2014 10:01 PM #29
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I guess all animals seek shelter Carla; if we don't want them we have to prevent that from happening.

Jul 09, 2014 10:58 PM #30
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