EcoSolutions has been involved in the installation of 200 Bat hotels on Citrus farms in the Western Cape and another 75 through a project run by the University of Levubu on Macadamiafarms in Limpopo Province to encourage the bat populations in the vicinity.
The financial benefit of having a thriving bat population within orchards has been found to be unmeasurable.
A suitable roosting and breeding sites for various insect eating bat species.
Mounted on a pole and if possible close to the waters edge to allow bats to control your insect populations.
Bats are a sort of ‘bug police’: they fly around and catch insects using a process called echolocation to find their insect meals. They make high-pitched sounds that bounce off objects and return to the bat as echoes. Bats in flight can distinguish the difference in sound between a tree, your head, and a mosquito! They reduce pests naturally, reducing the need for pesticide usage and thereby helping to make our water and earth cleaner.