Since 2006, over 5.7 million bats have died from White Nose Syndrome, a devastating disease that destroys their wing tissue. Despite many inaccurate myths about bats, they are important providers of ecological services, particularly as insect pest managers.
A single bat can consume up to 3,000 mosquitoes every night!
Please help us monitor bat populations in New Jersey by letting us know if you have an active bat colony on your property!
A bat colony is where a group of bats congregate during the day to rest from their nocturnal foraging activities. Groups of females often roost together to raise their pups during the summer months. Colonies are most often located in attic eves, barns, shingles, tree cavities, and of course, bat houses.
Please fill out the online reporting form below, and someone from the Rutgers Wildlife Conservation and Management Program will contact you to learn more about your bat colony. Please help conserve these beneficial animals.
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