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Bats: Nature’s free pest control

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/bats-natures-free-pest-control/
Eating Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats in a Texas Evening Sky

Insect-eating bats provide a great pest-control service to agriculture and natural ecosystems.

A new article explains the economic importance of insect-eating bats to U.S. agriculture and how white-nose syndrome and wind turbines threaten these valuable animals.

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