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Bats, Bats and more Bats.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by don sigler Oct 6, 2013.

 

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don sigler replied to Rich's discussion Bats, Bats and more Bats.
"Mary. If you see bats roosting in a paticular area, plugging the holes with steel wool works great for bats and mice, niether one will chew at it. And yes, Carpenter Bees pose the biggest problem I have. In spring when it warms to 75-80 degrees the…"
Oct 6, 2013
EZMARY replied to Rich's discussion Bats, Bats and more Bats.
"Sorry that happened to you.  I was a foot away from one, when I was doing my gables (staining), and it came out, I ducked and it flew away.  One other year, one came out and slid down my back and crawled away.  (guess the Clorox dazed…"
Oct 6, 2013
don sigler replied to Rich's discussion Bats, Bats and more Bats.
"A bite by a mouse is not nearly as medically harmful as a bat. In my years in this Ripple Craft log home I find that different generations  of bats come back to the same roosting area as former family members. i can only liken this to…"
Apr 25, 2013
EZMARY replied to Rich's discussion Bats, Bats and more Bats.
"We built our log home so there in no way a bat will get into the attic or anywhere else.  Our gables are log siding, and where the siding meets up to the roof overhang, we do have bats that linger up there.  They cannot get into our attic,…"
Apr 25, 2013
don sigler replied to Rich's discussion Bats, Bats and more Bats.
"IF you have bats entering your home, remember bat poop is toxic stuff. You should determine thier point of entry, bats can get in through a very small crack or crevice. Steel Wool will work, bats will not chew it to get in. This method has worked…"
Apr 25, 2013
Jay Reeves replied to Rich's discussion Bats, Bats and more Bats.
"What ever you do, PLEASE DO NOT kill the bats - most are considered endangered species. They are our friends, as they get rid of bugs and pollinate fruits - we wouldn't have a lot of fruit if it were not for these guys. And they are all not…"
Dec 4, 2009
Marion Ferguson replied to Rich's discussion Bats, Bats and more Bats.
"I wish our bats would go to some "Belfry" and leave us alone for awhile. Our home is in the woods. We have 4' overhangs on the gables. A covered back porch and front deck with Gazebo. Little buggers haven't decided to roost in…"
Aug 13, 2009
Rich replied to Rich's discussion Bats, Bats and more Bats.
"Thanks for the reply! I ended up doing something very similar. I cut a pice of screen in 6 inch widths and ran it along the angle where the soffit meets the logs from the peak to the end of the overhang in one continuous piece. Then, stapled it…"
Aug 12, 2009

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Tell us about yourself:
30 years old with three young children and a beautiful wife. Plus, my oldest child, a 160 lb great dane. We finally did it after almost 6 months of negotiating we bought our dream home, a 4 bedroom log cabin on 11 acres in rural southern New Jersey! We have only been in the house for 10 days and we are already as happy as can be.
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Buying a 20 year old cabin

In the midst of our property search we came across a log cabin that suits our needs. It is 20 years old and consists of a 3000 square foot cabin attached to a 1000 sq ft in law cabin. My inlaws have wanted to downsize for a while and it is perfect for them. I have spent all summer in negotiation with the owners and it seems like the deal is going to go through. but soon we will enter home inspection and I am concerned as to what things I should pay particular attention to in a 20 year old home.… Continue

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 11:10pm — 2 Comments

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