Officials in New Hempstead in Long Island, New York, are installing ‘bat boxes’
•The contraptions attract bats to live in them, can fit 50-100 bats each
•Bats are mosquito predators, can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes an hour
•Town hopes they will quash mosquito population before end of Olympics
•Zika would most likely spread in the US if an infected person got bitten in the states, infecting the mosquito
The bat boxes where bats with possible rabies and other disease will live around peoples home, are 15-30 feet above the ground in trees, the bat boxes are small wooden cages that replicate a bat’s natural habitat.
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