Besides building or buying the best bat house you’ll be able to find you also have to guarantee the bat home location is optimal. Are they good for anything else besides eating a few insects?
Here are the Pros of why you should consider putting up a bat house:
Depending on the species – every bat will consume between 500 and 2000 insects per hour which equates to over 45 million insects in its lifetime.
They’re 100% responsible for the pollination of all the rampant Saguaro, Organ Pipe Cactus, and Agave plants.
Here are the Disadvantages of why you might not want to attract bats:
They can carry Rabies and that I will get rabies if I get little.
They are unclean and spread many diseases.
They will fly into my hair and get stuck.
The list of Pros and Cons go on for about two pages for the Pros and less than one page for the Cons. The Pros and Cons listed above are the very best ones we hear every day. There are approximately a thousand species of bats worldwide and globally the bat populations have been declining for the last thirty years for several reasons – mostly from habitat depletion!
Bats are very valuable to people around the globe for many reasons including the Experts listed above. Hardly any Bats carry rabies and according the World Health Organization over 99% of rabies hosts are puppies. The largest colony of bats known in North America are located in the Bracken Caves, outside San Antonio, comprising about 20 million Mexican Free-tail bats and jointly they’re estimated to eat over 400,000 pounds of insects nightly.
Bats are mammals and are really very clean as they groom themselves and each other constantly. Bats use a sort of radar, called Echolocation or Biosonar, for navigation. .
Are mosquitoes keeping you indoors on all those summer nights – Miller Moths, June Bugs or other nighttime insect problematic for you? Bats aren’t discriminatory; if it flies at night and a bat finds it then it is dead! If you have no time to build your own bat house, then purchase the finest Bat House in the world. Directions for finding the ideal bat house location come with each bat house.