Bats And Rabies.
Bats are a beneficial species. They are an important part of any local ecosystem, with some species eating significant numbers of potential agricultural pests such as beetles and moths. Mosquitoes represent a meager meal for most bat species, since mosquitoes prefer cover and are not readily available for hunting bats. While the conservation message is a good one, bats are a protected species in Michigan, bats can carry rabies and are a significant source of potential rabies