This isn’t my business practice and I’m not saying it’s right or wrong but who leaves bat valves up and never takes them down? 17 Comments 2Jay Wilkins and Matt Alkerton Like Show more reactions Comment Comments Will Langman Will Langman I鈥檓 seeing it more and more Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 9h Scott Robinson Scott Robinson I have seen a few times and done bat jobs years later on a house with different owners…. I have done it for lack of payment 1 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 9h Justin Pate Justin Pate I have a competitor that just paints them to match and leaves them Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 9h 路 Edited Mike Jones Mike Jones I’ve done it once. Was a really high dollar one day rental lift to get them up. Once they were gone it was an easy seal up from the inside. Home owner was happy to leave them as they weren’t visible unless you were looking for them. Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 9h Donnie Miller Donnie Miller I’ve seen it several times here for whatever the reason. Didn’t ask. Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 9h Jesse Fraser Jesse Fraser Ill say it! Take em down. Firms wanting a “one trip job” and dont want the hassle of removing the valve. Its our job as professionals to complete the job properly. 5 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 9h 路 Edited Mike Jones Mike Jones Jesse Fraser. No, not all the time. 1 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 9h Mar Zano Write a reply… Alex Miranda Alex Miranda Everybody in my market but us! 2 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 9h Alex Miranda Alex Miranda Dude seriously. They ALL leave them on. Too cheap to come back and remove them/seal the holes. Some of them even tell the clients they NEED to stay on forever. Huh? And they all make them out of hardware cloth because they’re too cheap to use something better for the animals. I’ve been to houses where dead bats were literally stuck in the stupid steel, hung up on the sharp edges. Awful. Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 9h Jesse Fraser Jesse Fraser And thoes companies come up to NH as well….hacks! 1 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 8h View more replies Mar Zano Write a reply… Chris Sims Chris Sims I have only left them on one occasion. Had to rent an 80 foot lift to seal and install them. The church could not afford the rental for a second trip to remove them. So I bought pro cones for longevity and after the 1 week I wired the inside of the gable vent to prevent re entry into the attic. 1 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 8h Mike Jones Mike Jones Chris Sims. Yes sir. The cost on a big lift can make a difference. My one time was the same. Not to mention the road time to get and return the lift because there wasn’t one within a hundred miles. 1 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 8h Chris Sims Chris Sims Mike Jones this one was 1400 per 8 hour day with a 350 delivery and 350 pick up. Took permits to deliver and pick up in a town that forbids trucks. Delivered on a tractor trailer. I check the valves each year for my knowledge. They are on year 4 and still intact. 1 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 8h Mar Zano Write a reply… Roland Martin Roland Martin Funny 2 clients wanted them left up to show future tenants they were proactive lol 2 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 8h Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Do it when clients don鈥檛 want to pay for another rental or week rental on the lift. Always a pro cone. Have not had a problem yet. Have some videos of flyers trying to get back in and failing miserably. Flying squirrels were my only concern when first doing this. Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 8h Chris O’Banion Chris O’Banion Several guys in Cincinnati leave them….I collect photos to show prospective clients… 3 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 8h Robert Todisco Robert Todisco If your not taking them down then you’re not doing bat work. 1 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 8h Paul Winkelmann Paul Winkelmann You mean like our guys who forget where they put them until the client calls? Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 8h Keith Fowler Keith Fowler I take mine down with the next season I always come back and remove them. I think from last season I have like three houses left to remove but safety and Ice/snow wouldn鈥檛 allow me to get them off safely now. Will return in the spring and finish it up.鈥ee More 1 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 7h Jay Wilkins Jay Wilkins Always remove them… always 1 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 7h Ron Peters Ron Peters Thanks for the comments. When I go to a client’s home and I see them up and say I see you’ve had bat work done they ask how I know. Lol They tell the client the reason they leave them up is so if the bats get in they can get back out. So I tell the client if it was sealed up and done right they wouldn’t get back in. 3 Manage LikeShow more reactions 路 Reply 路 7h Paul R. Ellsworth replied 路 4 Replies 路 22 mins Paul Winkelmann Paul Winkelmann Unfortunately, Ron, it’s not always the technicians fault if they get back in. Combine Wisconsin’s crazy weather with the way some of these houses were slapped together, and the huge squirrel and raccoon population and you’ve got a hundred ways that bats can get back in.