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Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-04 00:42:36 EDT
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Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-12 11:54:37 EDT (#)

I suppose I'll have to trust to your experience on that one, Caul.

Submitted by Caulaincourt at 2013-08-12 11:32:55 EDT (#)

Good boy. Healing starts with admittance.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-09 13:44:44 EDT (#)

OK, Caul, you win. Libertarian = Anarchist. </oy vey>

Submitted by Caulaincourt at 2013-08-09 12:37:11 EDT (#)

Somalia has no firm central government of any size"""

Libertarians' ideal.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-09 11:37:54 EDT (#)

No, Caul, Somalia is run by religious fanatics, tribal Pol Pot wannabes, and drug gangs. Libertarian ideology calls for the people to respect the individuality and choices of others insofar as those do not infringe on the individuality and choices we make ourselves. Religious fanatics, sadistic dictator wannabes, and drug gangs all desire to impose their beliefs and practices on others. That means they are the opposite of Libertarian. Somalia has no firm central government of any size, as the aforementioned groups are all killing each other to be the one to choose the Grand Poobah of Everybody or whatever they call their leaders in Somalia. Again, that means they are the opposite of Libertarian in that Libertarians call for a small central government that deals only with foreign policy and national-scale issues while leaving the local issues to the local governments. Hope this clears that up.

Also: no one should visit Somalia. http://www.cja.org/article.php?list=type&type=287

Submitted by Caulaincourt at 2013-08-09 10:48:13 EDT (#)

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-05 10:25:16 EDT (#)

Director - thank you, you're very kind. Spot-on string of descriptors, except I'm Libertarian. No matter.
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Another trendy Libertarian.

Somalia is fully Libertarian. You should visit.


Submitted by Poots at 2013-08-09 00:06:15 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

You're ummmm....deer what was it?

Hmmm.


You're something or other, fact!

*drums fingers*

Something or other.....


I believe, in my professional opinion, it is undubioubly(yes yes yes) and unquestionalby without resuscitationaly...fact!

You are; batshit loco.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-08 18:51:19 EDT (#)

Also: http://www.floridabats.org

Bat facts and info, bat house plans and material lists, and pretty much all things bat.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-07 10:08:42 EDT (#)

Yet again I find myself ahead of the trend. Seems the city of Tampa and a few surrounding communities are looking to install bathouses in several locations in order to control the mosquito population. Imagine that.

Fun Bat Fact #1: Bats can live up to 30 years.
Fun Bat Fact #2: Most dogs and cats can hear the echolocation sounds that bats emit, but humans cannot.
Fun Bat Fact #3: The echolocation sounds are in the 28-60kHz range and are about 100dB - as loud as a smoke detector.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2013-08-06 16:44:37 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by JonnyX at 2013-08-06 14:20:32 CDT (#)
Rating: 2

Where is the Batsignal from Commissioner Gordon?
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http://www.geekologie.com/2010/10/20/bat-signal-pool-1.jpg

Submitted by JonnyX at 2013-08-06 15:20:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Where is the Batsignal from Commissioner Gordon?

Submitted by OathMeal at 2013-08-05 12:08:52 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

What's this? You built a bath house on your property?

Oh.

BAT house.

Heh.

That's still pretty cool.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-05 12:04:49 EDT (#)

Thanks for the word, B_Bob. I am in fact trying to purchase the two adjoining lots next to mine, and that seems like it might be something worth looking into should the buys happen.

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB at 2013-08-05 11:53:08 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Regarding zoning, your bat farm would be considered an accessory use to your residence, so the property would still be considered a residential use since you live there. Now, if you were to subdivide the property so you had one lot and the bats had another, you might be able to rezone. </municipal engineer>

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB at 2013-08-05 11:48:53 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

The bats up my way have been disappearing up until this summer. This summer was a 17 year cicada brood - the bats had a 2 month long all-you-can-eat buffet. I have a shit-ton of bats in my evergreens now. It's funny watching my daughter compete with the bats to catch the fireflies on a summer evening.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-05 11:45:03 EDT (#)

The batmansion is about 100 ft from the humanhouse but only about 40 ft from the pool screen cage. There are some trees between the house/cage and the bathouse, but there are lanscape lights and the pool lights and the music all right there, and it doesn't seen to bother them. You need a clear space around the bathouse of about 20 ft and it works best if it's 15 ft or so in the air. Or so I'm told, anyway.

If you want to invite the bats in for tea, then why are you so upset if they oblige? They are probably coming in your open windows and doors after the insects that are drawn to the lights you have on. You might try screens if you don't have them. Alternately, you can put a bright light outside a few yards away from your house and let the bugs (and hence the bats) get drawn to that.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2013-08-05 11:19:51 EDT (#)

It's illegal to kill them in FL and you can't even roust them during breeding season

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How about tea? Is it legal to invite them in for tea? How far from the house did you put the bat CONDO?

I am not interested in killing them, just don't want them in my house. Why do they come in houses anyway?


Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-08-05 10:25:16 EDT (#)

Roadsong - Side benefit: my neighbor had a couple bats living in the eaves of his house, annoying him a bit. It's illegal to kill them in FL and you can't even roust them during breeding season, but once the bathouse went up and it was discovered by the bats, much to his pleasure his bats moved out. Practical upshot: put up a bathouse and they'll stay out of your house. Also: Collect the dirt under the bathouse and mix it in your garden (pre-planting only though, not on growing plants). Free-range organic mosquito control and all-natural fertilizer production FTW. I wonder, if I put up a few dozen more of these can I rezone my property as a bat farm/garden supplement manufacturing facility? *researches*

Director - thank you, you're very kind. Spot-on string of descriptors, except I'm Libertarian. No matter.

Silvr - "To The Bathouse!" was mentioned several times during the installation and several times since. I shot the photos and video with my "bat camera" whilst sitting in my "bat chair" and enjoying a "bat beverage". It never gets old. Thank you, DC Comics and William Dozier (producer of the '60s Batman TV series).

Also also: Fun Fact: despite the popular misconception, bats can see just fine.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2013-08-05 09:23:08 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I can dig it.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2013-08-05 00:42:41 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

180 BATS!!! OOOHHHNOOOO! I would rather have skeeters than freakin rats with wings swooping around outside. Outside is bad enough, but the little furry monsters insist on coming inside too. Just one bat swirling among the long tresses in here is enough to send me out of the room till someone plays "Bat baseball" using a broom to knock it out of the air and put it back outside.

When I was preggers with my son, I was walking outside with no shoes in the early morn. Just before putting my foot down on it, I saw a bat on it's back looking up at me. It was squirming and knashing. It was sent to the Health Dept. for testing. The damn thing was rabid. I don't think the Rabies treatments were an option for pregnant gals...

Great craftmanship on the bat house, please keep them at your place...

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2013-08-04 20:26:15 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

FUN FACT: though bats kick all kinds of ass, a couple of fans are the best deterrent for mosquitoes. Fans, however, are not as effective against beetles and other larger bugs; bats are.

bats > fans

I can safely say that I would've lasted exactly one trip back to the house before I uttered the phrase, "To the bathouse!" before returning.

Submitted by Director at 2013-08-04 15:48:42 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

You know, for a fat, gun-toting, pony-tailed, Floridian Republican, you're all right, man.

Submitted by Habeeb Thomas PhD at 2013-08-04 14:17:43 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by Shlongy at 2013-08-04 09:00:16 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

WE have bats flying around our neighborhood every night at dusk...but this thing is cool.


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