The United States has a bat problem. And soon, a bigger bug problem. In a USA Today posted story, originally from the Nashville Tennessean, a mysterious illness has been killing bats in droves and the scourge is widespread throughout the Northeast; not just in the South.
You see, these nocturnal creatures are part of nature’s bug control system. A half-million bats can annually consume 2.4 million pounds of bugs. I find it amazing that we can even quantify something like that.
No time to lose. Better call out for the Bat Signal, Commissioner Gordon. This has serious global insect implications.