Warmer winter means higher area bat population, resulting in more calls to remove the flying mammals
Longview — Dean Wharton is a bat man.
Although he specializes in ridding properties of unwanted critters such as snakes and spiders, for the past two months Wharton’s work has gone batty — he’s been busy expelling the flying mammals from buildings in and around Longview.
In early February, he got a call from Kilgore College-Longview, where the cosmetology building had a bat problem.
“There were several hundred,” Wharton said. “But that’s common. I’ve seen a place off Mobberly (Avenue) that had thousands in a wall.”
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