Should you welcome bats to your backyard?

- U.S. health officials are calling for “forceful preparation” against zika, which they expect to hit the mainland in the next month or so. Now more than ever Americans are looking for new ways to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. And some of them are getting Batty.

People across the country are successfully battling mosquitoes by welcoming the winged mammals into their yards with bat houses. Bats are also battling extinction, so it’s win/win.

A small $20 bat house can hold up to 25 bats. If imagining that gives you the willies, just remember that a single bat can eat more than 1,000 flying bugs a night. 

It's the MOST natural way to exterminate mosquitoes- no expensive chemical sprays or questionable gimmicks needed. Bats just want to eat mosquitoes all night and they’ll do it for free. So this summer, put out the bat signal in your backyard!

 

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