It turns out getting rid of bats isn’t an easy job, and the “experts” don’t have the best tools to get rid of them.
One Twitter user, David Hill, woke up to an unexpected horde of bats just chilling and flying around in his attic. He hired a few “experts,” who turned out to be a two-man duo: Tanner and Brad. They explained that since bats are a protected species, they got into some big trouble in the past with their method of extraction, which caused the death of a bat. Left with few options, Tanner and Brad just try to “shoo” them away. Yet David’s bat problem was a bit more serious. With over 40 bats in a small space, the job proved to be more dangerous than Tanner and Brad imagined.
I asked the guy if they always do it this way and he said "no, when we first started we didn't know much about bats. We used a pillowcase."— David Hill (@davehill77) October 21, 2016
"We put on gloves and would just grab them and put them in the pillowcase. One time a new guy got scared and swung it around and killed em."— David Hill (@davehill77) October 21, 2016
There are bats everywhere now pic.twitter.com/GDh8x4viyi— David Hill (@davehill77) October 21, 2016
"Some of em tried to come back so we got a little more aggressive with our pokin"— David Hill (@davehill77) October 21, 2016
"I just hope they don't come back while I'm on that ladder
David decided to ask Twitter what they thought the likelihood of a bat rebellion was.
Will the bats come back while Tanner is on the ladder— David Hill (@davehill77) October 21, 2016
So comforting to know there are 50 pissed off homeless bats flying around my neighborhood rn— David Hill (@davehill77) October 21, 2016
While some thought Dave wasted $800, others thought it was money well spent, and that the two workers were absolute heroes.
One thing’s for sure, all three men will have to keep an eye out for any bat that flies their way.