3,500 lbs. of bat guano found in attic

  1. I can't imagine!:yucky:

    BALLSTON SPA, N.Y.(AP) An upstate New York couple didn't think a few bats in the attic were much of a problem when they were buying a house last summer.
    Months later, they found out how wrong they were when they discovered more than a ton and a half of bat droppings up there.
    Nick LaBoda and Jenna Caputo say a home inspector informed them about the bats. They called an exterminator, who told them to wait a while before removing the bats because the babies were too young to fly.
    Then they forgot about the bats until they smelled a foul odor in January. When they checked the attic, they found dead bats and piles of guano.
    An exterminator says hundreds of bats had been living in the attic, leaving behind 3,500 pounds of droppings.
    It cost $25,000 to clean up the mess, and the couple's insurance company wouldn't cover it. They're fighting it out in court.
     
  2. :wtf: :throwup: oh my goodness!
     
  3. absolutely disgusting!
     
  4. oh that's horrendous.
     
  5. & Honestly, how could you "forget" you had a ton & a half of bat crap in your house??!!
     
  6. They missed an opportunity. There are people who pay a lot of money for bat guano as fertilizer. They could have sold it and made up some of the cost of the clean-up.
     
  7. Yuck! I can't imagine that. Not at all. :throwup:
     
  8. Not only it is disguisting, bats/bat droppings can be a source of rabies... SCAREY...!!!
     
  9. lol that would suck.
     
  10. Ew!
     
  11. Holy crap that's a lot of crap !
     
  12. ewww!
     
  13. :yucky: SO gross! :throwup:
     
  14. Sick. The elementary school where I work has a problem with bats in the courtyard area. You can smell their droppings right away. I do not know how the family living there could live like that!
     
  15. OMG that is repulsive!!!!