West Sacramento Goes to Bat Against Mosquitos and Insects

The City has added “bat nests” to its intregrated pest management program to help control the mosquito and insect population.  Each nest can accommodate up to 400 bats at a time. The bats are known to consume up to 1,000 mosquitos a night. The idea for the bat nest was suggested by a young community member.


Superintendent of Parks and Grounds Sam Cooney and Chief Parks and Grounds worker Mike Caluya place a towering nest near Summerfield Park and Patwin Park in Southport. A nest is going up near the Main Drain Canal, with more to follow.



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