If you’ve spotted a mouse, cockroach, or other highly unwelcome visitor in your home, we certainly feel for you. But here’s a reality check: It could have been much, much worse. From nocturnal flying mammals to slithery limbless reptiles, these extreme pest infestations will make you want to have your home inspected again and again. And again. Just to make sure.
Bats under the roof
Bats in the belfry? If only. The roof one home in Miami was practically lined with the leathery night fliers, forcing the homeowner to replace the whole thing in January 2011.
According to the homeowner, the bats could be heard chirping at night but never entered the house while their population grew over a three-year period. His son, then 12, told the local TV station that “at Halloween, everybody would come to our house to see the bats.” When workers finally hacked up the Spanish tile, hundreds of the nocturnal beasts took to the skies.
For pest control, contact EHS Pest Control in Norwood.