Did you know that Bats are endangered, and that they are very important animals to our environment?
Bats are on an alarming decline throughout much of North America due to the prevalence of the fatal fungus infection, White Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS has killed more than 7 million bats in eastern North America to date, and bats do not have large families.
Female bats typically only have one baby each summer.
Bats provide natural and effective insect control. A single bat can eat up to 1,200 mosquito-sized insects every hour, and each bat usually eats 6,000 to 8,000 insects each night. Their appetite for mosquitoes helps make summer backyard barbeques and pool parties comfortable. They also eat crop-destroying moths, cucumber beetles, flies and gnats.
One way to help save the bats is through the installation of Bat boxes. We recently installed a Bat box on the roof of Valley City Manufacturing in Dundas and were featured on CHCH TV!! Contact us and learn how to help save the Bats.