PipeChat Digest #4166 - Sunday, December 21, 2003
Re: Bats in my belfry...
  by "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>

(back) Subject: Re: Bats in my belfry... From: "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 08:04:12 -0000   Dear 'All',   I assume that this loft is outside the UK - where it is the 'Bat = exterminators' who are illegal, and the 'Bats Have Rights' ..... !   The other point is valid; if they are resident, then they must also have = found sufficient food to sustain themselves. Eradicating them will leave = you with a clean organ, but probably spending most of your time swatting = insects away (the famous 'Aussie salute') or dabbing your irritating = swellings (pardon me) with antiseptic. 'Leave well alone' and clean thoroughly.   Happy Christmas .. to all 'batty-people', where-ever you are,   Harry [musicman] Grove   Separated from other countries on the globe by large distances and a = common language.   -----Original Message----- From: Myosotis51@aol.com <Myosotis51@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: 20 December 2003 23:25 Subject: Re: Bats in my belfry... =20 =20 Hello dbaker@lawyers.com, =20 In reference to your comment: =20 =E8 Although I gave up my proud and might empire of organ =E8 tuning and maintenance contracts several years ago in =E8 order to prowl the halls of justice, I still have one =E8 church where I maintain the organ. It was built by =E8 Harry Hall, probably as a melange of a couple of other =E8 instruments and does its job adequately. The problem =E8 I have is that the church has a serious problem with =E8 bats!!! They are harmless except that they leave =E8 tokens of their presence in the organ chamber. =E8 Anybody have a suggestion as to how to get rid of =E8 them? The church had a bat exterminator come in a =E8 clean up, they're back. I would welcome any ideas. =E8 Thanks. David Baker =20 Scrape up the bat guano and sell it - it's excellent fertilizer. = One bat can eat as many as 10,000 mosquitos in one night, so they're an = asset, as far as I can see, as long as they're not causing any damage. =20 Is there a way to seal off the organ chamber? =20 Victoria=20