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Discouraging Fruit bats from Messing on Walls
Fruit bats messing on walls are often a problem. This frequently occurs when bats are feeding on a nearby tree. It appears that the most effective way of preventing this is to illuminate the wall by shining a light onto it. This allows the bats to see the wall in good time and avoid it. Yellow paint seems to be harder for the bats to see, white paint should be used in areas of high fruit bat passage.
Painting the walls with a smooth high quality paint (such as Plascon Velvaglo) can help as splats can be easily washed off, providing that this is done first thing in the morning before bacterial decomposition of the faeces causes a stain.
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