High-Frequency Noise Pollution Concerns Mount as Florida Releases Bats to Combat Zika

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And Hillary shrieks enough by herself.  With thousands of little Hillaries flying around, the noise will be deafening.

Miami New Times – Bats are, famously, one of the mosquito’s natural predators. According to some experts, a single brown bat can gobble up to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour. So if the county released a cave’s worth of bats into the Wynwood sky every day, Miami’s mosquito problem would be eradicated in a fortnight, right?

Turns out the idea isn’t all that crazy: Last month, the New York Times chronicled suburban North Hempstead, New York’s plan to build “bat houses” — which look and function like bird houses except with slot-shaped holes for bats — across its Long Island town. According to one mosquito expert the Times quoted, bats burn so many calories through flying that they pretty much have to inhale mosquitoes indiscriminately to keep themselves full.

But town officials say it’s impossible to quantify what impact the bats have had, and Laura Finn, a Central Florida bat conservation expert who spoke with New Times via phone, says she doubts they would be able to wipe out mosquitoes on their own.

Read the whole story at Miami New Times.

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17 Responses to High-Frequency Noise Pollution Concerns Mount as Florida Releases Bats to Combat Zika

  1. Uriel says:

    Bats despite concerns are an excellent means of control especially coupled with dragonflies (who are considered the “canary in a mine” for stable habitats). As a state interpretive ranger this is a project we worked on in my state park. No they won’t clear all of them out but coupled with proper actions to control standing water will definitely help. As for the Zika virus blame big chemical manufacturers and bioengineering. Zika was let loose in S America as a control without understanding all the ramifications. See a much earlier article I wrote on this.

    • GruntOfMonteCristo says:

      Thanks for the good links, and also for the past posts about this, Uriel. We were just talking about how apocalyptic this could become. And we probably created it. It’s like a horror movie, but real.

      • Uriel says:

        NP. Scientists and supposedly intelligent humans have tried to improve on God’s work or “create” since time began invariably with disastrous results. It’s one reason I am so against GMO’s.

        • GruntOfMonteCristo says:

          I’m with you there. Genetic engineering is a scary business. Potential for adverse (permanent) effects on future generations is almost too horrible to contemplate.

        • GruntOfMonteCristo says:

          Speaking of which, I’ve read some fringe scientists who believe there is evidence in the Human genome that it’s been monkeyed with before, with detrimental effects. I don’t believe that we got tweaked by aliens or advanced Minoans, but the genetic history of humans is interesting, and makes you wonder what God has been up to in his laboratory!

          • Uriel says:

            Lol Grunt. Don’t you remember in the garden as Adam was cast out how the worry over longevity and human intellect were discussed. Besides–have you ever copied thousands of pages of a form using a copied copy? Eventually the copies no longer exactly match the original. Same with DNA all living dna eventually adds/subtracts to evolve.

  2. Terry says:

    I have a bat house in one of my trees. I will now be on the lookout for the above pictured bats so as to give them the same treatment as this poor common pest :

    https://youtu.be/14pIrRclWTY

    • GruntOfMonteCristo says:

      That might do the trick. Better use a .44 Magnum or larger, just to be sure.

      • Terry says:

        I prefer the personal feel of a large rock to the skull myself.

        • GruntOfMonteCristo says:

          It’s true. That is more personal, yes.

        • GruntOfMonteCristo says:

          But with those 4 particular bats in the picture, how do you know if you hit them hard enough? All 4 of them normally have that scrambled, confused look, like they’ve just recently fallen and hit their heads on a stone floor or been worked over with an aluminum baseball bat. Hillary even has that weird head twitch that she does spontaneously, for no reason. No, to be sure, better nuke ’em from orbit. After you shoot ’em with the .44 Magnum.

  3. Hardnox says:

    The notion of bats isn’t that far fetched given the ban on DDT thanks to lefty tree-humpers. It seems to me that a liberal dose of DDT in Florida would be a a massive aid to curbing this plague. Of course they won’t do it.

    Leftism kills.