Bats (and I don't mean baseball)

I have some bats in the attic of a house I own. I'm not sure how many but it's a colony. I guess it's breeding season so there's some young- uns. I don't give a **** about them but I guess the exterminators do. If it were up to me, the removal process would involve flamethrowers and hand grenades.
I have to guys coming. On is a couple of hundred bucks and will put in some repellent. He says it'll drive them out. The other guy puts up some one-way valve and lets them leave but not return. He wants to wait till the juvies are old enough to fly so they don't get trapped inside. He says the repellent doesn't work and even if it did, it might drive out the females and you'd have a bunch of dead juvies to deal with. The one-way valve guy also goes around the house and fills in all little cracks to keep them out.
One is something like $200. The other is something like $900.
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on this, what works, what doesn't work, etc. etc.
Thanks.
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Getting bats out of your attic is simple. Just before it gets dark, they will leave the house to spend the night eating. Stand outside and watch for them to leave to house to see where the holes are that they use to enter the house. Then patch up the holes they use to enter.
If they have young-uns, if you have fairly easy access to the attic, maybe if you put enough lights up there to light up the place real good for a few days it will make the bats re-locate.
Regardless of what you do to get rid of the bats, you have to plug up all those holes or more bats will eventually find their way in. I've seen some folks plug up the holes and then put up bat houses, kind of like bird houses but built specifically for bats, under the eaves. That helps keep the bats out of the house as well.
David
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I made a small fortune on people with attitudes similar to yours toward bats, Don't you set your money on fire.
http://www.batworld.org/main/main.html http://www.fws.gov/endangered/bats/bats.htm
I like to vacuum the pool in the evening when I'll usually get several bats swooping in for drinks. -----
- gpsman
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    Given the choice between bats and mosquitoes, I will choose the bats.
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On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 07:57:16 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Bats around your house good, IN your house bad.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

West Nile Encephalitis from mosquitos - bad Histoplasmosis from bats - bad
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Bats in the evil-woman's car - good.
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Bats did me a good favor. When I bought my house there were bats in the attic and I wouldnt close on the house until they were gone or they gave me the money to get rid of them. I got 2K off the house and it took maybe a couple of hours to get rid of them and clean up the mess. I have a couple of bat houses in the backyard for them now.
Jimmie
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bats eat tons of mosquioties every nite, sadly bats are dying off big time, might be a global warming or other issue, they are a important part of nature, avoid killing them, please rehome them.
or mosquioties and the diseases they spread will get much worse
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