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Bats Are Your Unexpected Ally in Mosquito Control

Oct 25, 2023

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Did you know this spooky critter can be an ally in mosquito control? Love them or hate them, bats are known to eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes per night! While you might not want them swooping in your attic, you may actually welcome them swooping in your yard. 


Bat house

Bats have a voracious appetite for mosquito-sized insects, including moths, beetles, flies, and gnats. They don’t necessarily target mosquitoes above all others, but they do consume thousands of insects every night. Because of these eating habits, they’re considered insectivores.



You may notice bat houses (also called bat boxes) in places like golf courses and public parks–even in some residential neighborhoods. These man-made habitats are designed to give bats a safe place to roost, which they greatly need, as more than half of all bat species in North America are considered endangered despite their great benefit to humans. In addition to consuming mosquitoes, bats eat other insects that are harmful to our agriculture, while also pollinating our plants and spreading seeds.


That said, bats and other natural mosquito predators are certainly no replacement for professional mosquito control, and you won’t be able to effectively reduce mosquito populations by simply installing a bat house in your yard. Instead, reclaim your outdoor space and defend your family and pets from dangerous mosquito-borne illnesses with Mosquito Hero’s effective mosquito control program.


With Mosquito Hero, your professionally-trained technician will target the areas where mosquitoes live, rest, and hide, and you can rest easy knowing that we stand behind our Mosquito Service Guarantee! If you experience biting in between scheduled treatments, we’ll happily come out and re-treat your property at no extra cost.


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