Category: Private Married Quarters
It's Driving Us Batty!
These CF members, though usually quite fond of animals, found living with a slew of unwanted flying rodents less than appealing.
They visited the Office in the summer regarding a “pest” problem they were having in their Private Married Quarters (PMQ). It seems they had some housemates in the form of bats. These bats took house in the attic, but managed to leave their droppings all over the PMQ. The members had tried to resolve their problem with the Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA), but to no avail.
The investigator assigned to the case contacted the CFHA, and was successful in getting someone to the PMQ to remove the bats, and prevent them from coming in again - or so it seemed.
Despite these measures, the persistent bats found another way into the quarters. The investigator called the CFHA again to report that the pest problem had in fact not been resolved. This time, the CFHA sent over both their Chief Inspector and a contractor to finally put an end to the issue.
The result? The bats were banished from the PMQ with no way back in, much to the members’ satisfaction.