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Bat-Friendly Communities

Why should you help your community become bat-friendly? For one, bats love eating insects, which cuts down the mosquito population – something everyone in Saskatchewan can appreciate! Bats reduce common garden pests by consuming moths and beetles, the adult forms of the insects that consume plants.

Make your community a haven for bats by:

  • Leaving dead trees where it is safe to do so;
  • Planting a native garden;
  • Providing safe access to water; and
  • Allowing unoccupied, structurally safe, older buildings to stand in place.

Farmers can engage in bat-friendly farming practices by:

  • Maintaining bat foraging habitat, such as wetlands, shelterbelts, hedgerows and trees;
  • Providing roosting habitat by putting up bat houses, and/or allowing bats to use barns and other appropriate buildings;
  • Reducing potential hazards for bats; prevent access to things that might trap bats, such as smooth sided, deep features (e.g. uncovered rain barrels or sticky tape); and
  • Reducing or better targeting pesticide use and strive to exceed recommended buffer zones when possible.

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