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Bat Houses: A Non-toxic Way to Reduce Mosquitoes

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Health, Local News, News.
September 11, 2012

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The death toll for West Nile has increased to eight so far this year with 127 cases overall according to the state Health Department.

Oklahomans are trying to reduce the number of mosquitoes which could carry the disease.

The man knows as the skunk whisperer is telling people to install bat houses to attract the animals which are known to devour massive amounts of mosquitoes.

Ned Brouha, Vice President of Wildlife and Pest Management says the houses need to be installed at least 15 feet off the ground and have a light source nearby.

“A light is going to of course naturally bring about insects which bats love to consume. If they can go and hang out and live right next to their free buffet that’s perfect. It’s a win-win situation.”

The Skunk Whisperer also says make sure to have more than one bat house so they can choose where they want to live.

One warning though, make sure you place the bat house in a location where you don’t mind guano, or bat droppings.

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One Response to “Bat Houses: A Non-toxic Way to Reduce Mosquitoes”

  1. Sam Selig says:

    Interesting article and thank you for it. Let's go one step further and give details on how to build one or ten!! Thanks and keep up the good work!!!

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