Calling all bat fans! We have the coolest bat cave to tell you about! And we promise you, Batman’s cave’s got nothing on this one!
You will find this surreal subterranean sanctuary in San Antonio, Texas—it’s called Bracken Cave, the summer home of the world’s largest bat colony. Millions, yes, millions, of Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) live in the cave from March thru October!
But what’s probably even more incredible than their staggering numbers, is when these mighty little insect hunters emerge as a massive spinning spiral out of the cave at dusk for their nightly insect hunt. Animal behavior expert, Leonard Ireland, who researched the bats at Bracken Cave in the 1960s and 1970s, said the clouds of bats coming from the cave were up to “30 miles long and 20 miles wide.” (Source: Wikipedia: Bracken Cave) Wow!
Can’t quite picture this marvel in your mind? No need…here’s a video!
Incredible, right? It is a sight to behold! This cave also holds the record for the largest known concentration of mammals in the world. These bats have visited the cave for many, many years, helping the local farmers by controlling the insect population. These hungry little bats devour several tons of insects per night, which according to research from 2006, saves cotton farmers in south central Texas about $740,000 a year. Way to go, bats!
And if bats happen to be “visiting” one of your structures, whether it’s residential or commercial, we can humanely and safely remove them right now as this is the prescribed time for bat exclusion work, August 15th through April 15th. Exceptions can be made during this time period if the bats’ presence is causing harm to individuals or structures.
If you are looking for help to control the insect population around your home, we would be honored if you would consider us, Good News Pest Solutions! Good News Pest Solutions can solve your termite and pest control problems with industry leading Eco-Superior (Environmental, Pet and Family Friendly) methods and products, and our certified, professional staff can eliminate all of your pest problems.
How can it possibly be time to go back to school? This summer has flown by! So long, lazy days, and hello, school routine!
Before things get too hectic and planning for healthy meals becomes nearly impossible, we wanted to share with you our 5 favorite green & healthy back-to-school snacks—you know how much we love being green, right? 😉 Really, these snacks are for all ages, not just kids!
Green Apples: Mmm, who doesn’t love a tart, slightly sweet, and crisp Granny Smith apple? They are the perfect go-to after school snack, and they’re perfectly portable for lunchboxes, too!
Green Smoothies: Green smoothies are the grand champs of healthy snacks! Filled with all kinds of goodness, these power-packed, nutrient-filled drinks are a great addition to your snack roster. Check out this tasty recipe!
Pistachios: Salty and crunchy, pistachios are a delicious and easy snack for your kiddos. These small nuts contain protein, fiber and a host of vitamins and minerals…you can’t beat that with a stick!
Kale Chips: Before you wrinkle your nose at this one, we ask you to give it a shot. They’re crunchy, tasty, and an excellent substitute for potato chips! Try them…you won’t regret it! To mix it up even more, consider these Parmesan Kale Chips!
Green Veggies: And let’s not forget good ‘ole green veggies like broccoli, green beans, green peppers…the list could go on and on. You can usually find these veggies pre-washed and pre-packaged in individual serving sizes in the produce section—how’s that for healthy and convenient? Serve these with a healthy salad dressing and you have a super snack!
So how do you like our 5 “Green” snacks? What’s your favorite healthy, back-to-school snack?
And speaking of green, we LOVE being and living green at Good News Pest Solutions. We have defined what it means to be “organic” and “green” in our industry by only using 100% all natural products. We find that these eco-superior products are not only safe, but more effective than the original formulas. Coupled with other products that utilize naturally occurring elements found in nature, Good News has been able to provide the same pest-free living guarantee, with no risk to your health.
Contact us today if you are looking for all-natural pest control service!