The Bat Benefit


Oh My! Bats!

Perhaps you think vampires? Halloween? Scary movies? Maybe even deep dark cold caves?

How about the world’s best natural PEST CONTROL? That’s right!

According to the National Park Service and Birds and Blooms:

  • “They feast on insects each night, adding up to more than $3.7 billion worth of pest control each year in the U.S.”

  • “Some bat species eat an incredible number of night-flying insects including mosquitoes. By some accounts, they can eat as many as 1,200 insects in an hour of feeding!”

Additional bat benefits include:

  • “Fruit-eating bats play important roles in distributing seeds to maintain plants and forests.”

  • “Bat droppings (guano) are a very effective fertilizer and when collected responsibly it can have a very positive effect on local economies.”

  • “Believe it or not, bats can be a tourist attraction! An estimated 100,00 people visit a bridge in Austin, Texas to see the thousands of bats that live under the bridge come out to feed each night. By some estimates, this generates $10,000,000 in tourism revenue each year!”— The University of Florida shares a very similar attraction at their bat houses, which are open to the public to be seen by any bat lover.

If you have a bat in your home or business, here are a few things you should know:

BAT EXCLUSION is done as gently and humanely as possible, and is only allowed during certain months of the year to ensure momma and baby bats are never separated. The bats are never captured or harmed, instead the entrance to their former home is blocked and a new home, aka a Bat Box, is installed nearby. The Bat Box allows the bat and its family to stay in a familiar location, providing you natural pest control benefits and a bat free home/business.

Don’t hesitate to CALL ALL SERVICE PEST MANAGEMENT: (941) 627-5833! We would love to answer any and all of your Bat related questions.