If we didn’t have bats would our insect populations be out of control?



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    Bats have been shown to reduce mosquito populations, however, not to the point that they can control it.  Bats prefer to eat moths due to their nutritional volume.  It would be difficult to prove exactly how much control bats have over all insects due to the multitude of factors involved.

  2. emc
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    Bats are not the only animals that eat insects, but not all bats are insectivores.  Some are fruit-eaters.  Birds, fish, mice, and other animals eat insects as well.  

    Nature balances itself based on populations and food supplies.  The more insects there are, the more animals can reproduce because of an increased food source.  The predator and prey populations would balance out in ideal situations.

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