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How to get a bat to fly out the door (once it is inside your house)

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I am one of those people who love bats, so I say this honestly: If they get inside your house (as we have had happen a few times when they flew in through the cat window), they want to escape as much as you want them out. Please give them a break and don’t use a tennis racket. Here’s what worked for us: Prop open the door, turn the outside light on, then turn all of the inside lights off. And duck – it is a little disconcerting to have a bat caught in your hair. You’ll thank them later for eating all those mosquitoes around your yard.

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CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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