Bats provide an extremely important service for the environment in that they
eat large quantities insects. In fact some bats can eat as many as 1,200
insects in one hour. Since some insects such as misquotes carry diseases
including the West Nile Virus and other insects like Cucumber Beatles and moths
can cause severe crop damage, bats are doing humans a huge favor as well.
There are more than 1,100 bat species.
70% of bats are insectivores.
Bats make up almost 25% of all mammal species.
a single brown bat can catch more than 1,200 insects per hour