Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BatBoy's Ride

I've seen this van parked around the neighbourhood a few times lately and I'm not sure if he lives nearby or whether he is installing bat houses somewhere. He could be doing a removal - bats are protected here and it is illegal to harm them so if they get into your place you have to gently send them on their way. In recent years the poor little guys have been having problems with a white-nose fungus that has killed many of them causing great concern since bats do such a good job of controlling insect populations. That has resulted in a lot of people putting in bat houses to help them survive and flourish.
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25 comments:

LĂșcia said...

It's the first time I hear about bat houses, very interesting. I like the logo, but the face of the bat is a little bit creepy! ;-)

Pat said...

I wonder if he wears a Batman costume when he's working? That would make up for the fact that he doesn't drive a real batmobile! *wink*

Great catch!

Karen said...

Yikes, that logo makes bats look like demons! The little brown bats in my yard are quite cute!

llandudnopictures said...

I bet this guy has heard every possible quip there is to hear about Batman!

Halcyon said...

They also eat up the pesky mosquitoes! Cool van. :)

TexWisGirl said...

too cute!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! I like the query above, does he wear a batman suit when he works, we need a picture of that Pat. I didn't realize that the bats were endangered over there, I wouldn't want to harm them but not sure if I'd have a bat house to encourage them too close, they are a wee bit creepy :)

Sharon said...

What a coincidence, I just heard a story yesterday on the radio about that white-nose fungus that has been killing bats. Hopefully, the powers that be will get it under control. Bats are a good thing to have around.

Andy said...

Is this what Batman does between villians?

Jack said...

Hah! We have somewhat similar themes today. And this afternoon I pulled up behind a van advertising wildlife removal services. Took an iPhone photo but I doubt it will get airtime on my blog.

Taken For Granted said...

Bats do a wonderful job of eliminating mosquitoes, and I've looked into building a bat house. Hope the guy with the van can make a living removing bats and providing them habitat. Good catch on your part.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

A very enterprising guy. Fascinating about the white-nose fungus.

Linda said...

He offers quite a range of services!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wow! An unusual specialty career for someone! Interesting information about the bats! I wonder if this is a world wide phenomenon!

Lowell said...

Bats are good, like you say. But they look a little scary. I remember a little town in Texas, Seguin was its name, where the bats would swarm down on the fields as evening approached. Swarms of them!

Drove me batty!

Gerald (SK14) said...

bats are protected here too which has caused a problem for those who've been affected by them.

Barbara Farr said...

We talked of putting a bat house in our yard. We could use some help controlling the bug population.

Jim said...

Funny.

Marleen said...

He has got an interesting job!

Tanya Breese said...

interesting business...you must really have a lot of bats!

cieldequimper said...

I need him for the guano removal...

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! Someone came up with a great business idea!

William Kendall said...

Any critter that gorges themselves on mosquitoes is quite welcome as far as I'm concerned!

Bill Scully said...

Bill Bat Boy here. Thanks very much for posting picture of my van. I have just recently moved back to Toronto from Muskoka and loving the Annex. My 20 years experience with bats and other wildlife gives me the opportunity to also meet some wonderful people. My expertise allows me to give lectures to children and offer helpful advice to people who want to try doing the work themselves. Starting this week I will also be starting a blog on my website to give helpful advice on bat and wildlife problems. Check out my website and feel free to contact me via my website www.billbatboy.ca

Bill Scully said...

Just to let you know, at this time there is no bat costume. Too hot to wear in attics.
I will also be posting information on latest findings on White-Nose Fungus and what makes a good bat house. Remember, bats can eat their body weight in insects every night. Next time you see a bat fly past you, instead of screaming you might want to just say Thank you :-)