LIVING WITH WILD NEIGHBOURS
Why have a bat house? Because the eight species of bats that live in Saskatchewan are all insect eaters!
The most common bat around Saskatchewan is the Big Brown Bat - actually quite small - with a weight range of 13 to 22 grams and wingspan of about 40 cm. The next most common is the Little Brown Bat weighing about 6-8 grams with a wingspan of 25 cm. But they can eat 600 mosquitoes an hour! A small colony could make a substantial difference to your backyard insect population. They also eat moths, beetles and midges. Bats emerge at dusk to feed, the time that our most pesky insects are out. That's natural West Nile Virus control!
Bat Conservation International shows you exactly how to safely and humanely remove unwanted bats that have slipped into your home, and how to keep them from coming back.