Forget Ben Affleck or Christian Bale — the newest Batman around is Jay Lee with Pest Entry Management in Nashville. He was given the nickname for his inventive and well-publicized chemical-free approach to catching bugs. He creates bat houses, wooden shacks high atop wooden posts, which recreate a bat’s natural habitat and bring the dark-winged creatures to roost AND — more importantly — search for food in the nearby vicinity. Bats, being a natural predator to many insects, help, he says, to clear the area of pests such as mosquitoes — calls for which he’s been getting with increased regularity due to media coverage of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. His method is catching on and grabbing media attention as is evidenced in this short clip via CNN.
Do YOU think bats are an effective form of pest management? Why or why not? … and what about all the guano?
Clip & images via CNN Health