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.