PAWS TO CONSIDER - EP#3
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White Nose Syndrome disease affects cave-hibernating bats. 6 of our 9 species in Vermont, are vulnerable. 90 to 98 percent of some bat species have been wiped out, including the little brown and the northern long-eared.
While there is no cure for White Nose Syndrome, the questions, 'why should we care' and 'what can we do to help the remaining 10 percent,’ are of utmost importance. Bats are the principal predator of mosquitoes and nocturnal insects that destroy crops, and cause disease.
The Little Brown Bat is endangered. In the past, they have been killed as pests while roosting in attics. VT Fish and Wildlife ask you to contact them about the safe removal of bats. Until this 10 percent becomes immune or a cure is discovered, call VT Fish and Wildlife bat expert, Alyssa Bennett 802-786-0098.