Waugh Drive Bridge bats of Houston, TX
Posted by animalcontrol on January 20, 2009
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Houston, Texas is proud of its bats. A colony of over 250,000 Mexican Free-tails live under the Waugh Drive Bridge and form an important part of the ecology of Houston. It is great to have bats under a bridge, but in your home, business or school, they are not nearly so welcome. Even in Houston, you should not feel guilty about not wanting wildlife in your home.
Ed and Margaret recently contacted me because they were sure a small colony had established itself in their home. They weren’t too far from the bridge area and small groups often break off larger colonies and search for new homes. They sent me digital pictures of the exterior of their home and I was certain they were correct. They had an attic louver vent that wasn’t screened or that had lost its screen at some time in the past, and there were stains on the siding below the vent.
During our FREE over-the-phone consultation, I discussed options with Ed and Margaret. They were very concerned for the safety of the animals and didn’t want them exterminated or harmed in any way. I assured them that we could refer them to a professional technician who would be able to remove the animals and allow them to return to their natural environment.
Over the next few days the technician was able to vent the bats from their home, make repairs to the vent and a few other places Ed and Margaret hadn’t yet noticed, and clean up the mess. Fortunately, the bats hadn’t been living in the home for very long. Quick action by the homeowners made this job relatively simple. Ed and Margaret enjoy going to the bridge to watch the spectacular colony emerge at night. But, they are glad that they are no longer seeing a small-scale version at their house!
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