Bats have had a long-standing reputation as villainous, equated with vampires and fingered for rabies. But, as an article in the Raleigh city newspaper explains, bats have a place in pest management.
A Texas homeowner talks about why she put a bat house on her property in this NBC video.
Bats are currently being killed by a new disease known as white nose syndrome. To find out more about this disease, read this article in Science Daily.