February 23, 2009
a batty idea
We have a little, urban backyard here at my house. We love being able to play and cook outside almost year round. The weather is so mild though, that the mosquitoes never quite go away, even in winter. In fact, it seems to me they've been busy multiplying their population these past few years.
I don't want to have to spray my family every time we play outside. Also, our home doesn't have screens on the doors or windows (this is common in our area) because usually there aren't many mosquitoes.
Am I crazy for considering a bat house?
"Because one bat can devour 600 mosquitoes or other insects in just one hour, installing a Bat Conservatory nearby can protect you and your family from insect bites and greatly reduce the need for environmentally hazardous mosquito repellents."
Food for thought, indeed.