GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – A Gibson County man has a plan to combat mosquitoes by building a bat house.
Mike Wathen lives in the Owensville area and says he’s tired of all the mosquitoes especially at night.
So, he contacted a company called bigbathouses.com.
Workers brought one of its bat houses from Kansas and installed it on Wathen’s property.
It can house 5,000 to 10,000 bats at a time.
“Across the nation on a national scale, we’re talking about billions of bugs getting consumed probably every night. One bat can consume like 2,000 insects a night, so they’re very, very efficient at eating flying insects.”
Steve Barlow says incidents of bats with rabies are low and that any mammal can have the virus.
(This story was originally published on August 8, 2019)