Mosquitoes are annoying little blood-suckers, we all know that. But how do we really stop them? There are a wide variety of mosquito control methods out there, from wrist repellents, to bug zappers, or even propane traps. Most of these are gimmicks that use consumables you have to re-purchase, use electricity, and have to be set up in just the right spot for them to work at all.
But we think if you want to stop mosquito bites, and the diseases they carry, like Zika Virus and West Nile Virus in humans, or even Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Dog Heartworm (and many more), then the best option is to use a natural predator. Stop trying to make the mosquitoes come to you so you can kill them in a trap and instead send out an army to attack and destroy them.
We are doing this by putting up a bat house. We are using the Premium Stained Bat House Kit, produced by BestNest. This kit comes with an extendable 15′ pole, a bat house with room for 100 bats, and an identification guide book.
Why bats? Because a single bat, just one little flying soldier, can eat 1,000 mosquitoes in just 1 hour. Also, since bats may travel up to 6 miles (That’s a lot better coverage that an 1/2 acre bug zapper!) from their roost looking for food. That means they aren’t just clearing out your property, but a large area around your property as well, keeping you as mosquito free as possible. With bats you don’t have to worry about if your trap is in just the right spot, if the wind is blowing, where the shade and water are… you just wait for the bats to move in and do their job.
Bat House Kit
We have bats in our area. We can already go out in the evening and watch a handful of bats fly around our yard. We just want to provide them with a permanent residence! We tried putting up a bat house before, but they never moved in. We bought just the bat box and put it up on a power pole. Then a year later we cleared out 20 feet of branches going up a cedar tree and attached it to that. Still, no bats moved in.
We think our failing was two fold: With the power pole there were too many obstructions (namely, the wires). With the cedar tree there was too much shade (bats around here like their home fairly warm). So, with this new Bat House Kit, which includes the telescoping pole, we can put the bat house right out in the middle of an open area and give those little mosquito eaters all the space and warmth they could want.
Natural Pest Control
Whether your more worried about yourself, family and guests, or livestock and pets, getting rid of disease spreading mosquitoes and pests like deer flies and horse flies, fighting back naturally is the way to go. While our HorsePal Biting Fly Trap is just that, a trap, going after mosquitoes by installing a bat house is a much more effective approach. Give those bats a place to stay and let them keep the area clear of mosquitoes and other annoying insects!
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