Bats are more than the scary creatures
of the night that we all portray them to be.
Our furry, flighted friends have quite a lot of positive effects on our world. From the billions of dollars they save us in pesticides, to natural pollination and seed spreading, let’s learn why we need bats.
THE TOP WAYS BATS BENEFIT OUR WORLD
Bats eat insects that feed on our crops so we can use less pesticide. This saves farmers billions of dollars each year and helps keeps our food healthier.
Bats spread seeds which allow new plants to grow and forests to stay happy, healthy and plentiful with an abundance of flower and delicious fruits.
Bees, birds and butterflies aren’t the only pollinators. Bats pollinate hundreds of flowers across the world, accounting for many of the tasty fruits that we enjoy.
Each night bats eat their own body weight in insects, eliminating tons of pesky insects, including your least favorite insect the mosquito.
Bat research has lead to breakthrough discoveries in vaccines and medications around the world allowing humans to lead healthier lives.
We have been able to improve flight and sonar capabilities over the years by carefully studying bats and how they use these special adaptations.