Radio Made in Michigan
1:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

The benefits of bats in your backyard

Little brown bats, or Myotis lucifugus, are the most common bats in North America and can eat three times their weight in mosquitoes, according to Brodak's website.
Little brown bats, or Myotis lucifugus, are the most common bats in North America and can eat three times their weight in mosquitoes, according to Brodak's website.
Credit Flickr/K.P. McFarland


Humans have had a mixed relationship with bats over the centuries. People tend to dislike or fear them, but bats may gain more fans in Michigan this summer because of their phenomenal capacity for eating mosquitos.

WKAR’s Melissa Benmark spoke with Phil Brodak, the proprietor of Batsbirdsyard.com,  based in southeast Michigan, about the business of attracting bats to backyards.

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