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Bats are nocturnal mammals that roost in dark areas of buildings. There are more than 980 species worldwide with about 40 found in the U.S.

The Bug Lady

Fruit fly infestation

The Bug Lady discusses one of her failed teachings - rotting food in backpacks - and how it resulted in a large fruit fly infestation!



Pest TV

Ask the Pest Professor

Can the bats flying around my yard at night do any damage to my home? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for the NPMA, has the answer!

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