Bats are nocturnal creatures providing natural pollination and pest control
How to attract bats to your garden. It happens on this land of ours.
After dark, bats are nocturnal creatures that provide natural pollination and pest control in your garden. They also love mosquitoes! And because bats can eat up to half their body weight, that means a single bat can eat 1,000 to 3,000 insects in a single night. So if you live in an area that is likely to attract bothersome insects, here’s how to attract bats to your yard.
Like any species, the key to attracting bats is to provide for them. More precisely, food – in the form of insects and critters. Water, such as a pond, birdbath, or landscaped water garden. And, shelter. Like a bat box or dead trees.
Along with food and shelter, it’s important to reduce the use of pesticides around your home. Pesticides will harm natural wildlife because the poisons in chemicals do not only affect the intended targets.
Attracting bats opens up the possibility of bringing them into your home. So be sure to secure any small openings that might provide an entry route.
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