Merlin’s response on bats and mosquito control

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We have been receiving increasing inquiries about the possible relevance of bats and bat houses to mosquito control.

Here is Merlin’s response.

 

A little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) in flight in Wisconsin. One bat can catch up to 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in a single hour.
A little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) in flight in Wisconsin. One bat can catch up to 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in a single hour.