Friday, May 28, 2010

To The Bat Cave

I am thinking about putting bats in my backyard. The "mus-kee-toes" as my kids call them are out in full force and I hate using pesticides where they play. Besides the fact that the mosquitoes in my neighborhood seem to be Bl*ck Fl*g Addicts and sit at the bar like its happy hour waiting for me to spray, so I have been researching the use of bats. I know I don't have many readers, but have any of you ever had bats on purpose? (Not the kind in your belfry, I've had those kind for years now LOL!)

My mom bought the kids yet another yard toy today from Disc*very K*ds; an In flat able Sprink ler Gl*be. I think I will count this as history and geography!

7 comments:

Fatcat said...

Are you going to put in a bat house and wait for them to move in or do you know of a quicker way? Can you buy bats? We got a bat house a few years ago and never put it up, but I do see bats at twilight when I go outside.

I'd love to have more bats and fewer mosquitos though!

:)De said...

I found some on E bay where the seller says he sprays them with a bait scent before shipping it. Otherwise I have not found a way to get bats. Still researching. I know you have to put the house facing the sun and it is recommended to paint it black to retain heat.

Fatcat said...

I hope you are very lucky with them. I need to get busy and hang my bat house up. It's already painted black.

J. said...

I would like some bats too, we have lots of dragon flies, they help.
I love that globe, think of all the lessons!

Dana said...

No advice on the bats and bugs... but I LOVE the globe!! A local store had them on sale and I went to get one for the girls and they were GONE. The sales guy said the first day they came in they were gone!

Mickey said...

I'm sure we have bats but we also have Swallows that eat a lot of bugs. I haven't even seen any bugs in my garden expect bees. You might want to put up a Purple Martin house. They eat a lot of bugs too.

Annie said...

I think bats are adorable. One year we had so many of them around that it was weird. It was horrific, though, when my husband accidentlly slammed one in the door. It was half in and half out and the "in" part had the sort of mouth that did make one think "Dracula". The kids and I headed for the hills and left my poor husband to deal with it. I am not sure what he did; I didn't want to know!