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A Bat House For 50

Build this simple condo to help keep mosquitoes at bay

Published: April 1, 2005
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Build this simple condo to help keep mosquitoes at bay

There are many reasons to build a bat house. Chief among them: A single little brown bat can devour
500 to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour. There’s some debate about whether that’s a significant number, but look at it this way – that’s thousands fewer skeeters that can snack on you in an evening.
   
Here’s a building plan for a simple bat house that will hold up to 50 bats.
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