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Bat House for Tamarack Pond
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6% of $90 goal
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Ended Jun 28, 2014
We're fundraising to create a bat house behind the Tamarack Pond. This will help keep mosquitoes under control in a natural, environmentally friendly way. Help keep the threat of West Nile Virus down!

We're fundraising to create a bat house behind the Tamarack Pond. This is the stormwater pond at the corner of the Jock River and Jockvale Road. 

This will help keep mosquitoes under control in a natural, environmentally friendly way.  One bat can eat around 1,000 mosquitos per hour.

Keeping mosquitoes under control helps us enjoy the outdoors, and also helps control the spread of the dreaded West Nile Virus.  Many young families in the area cannot put bug spray on their young children.  This project will help these families as well. 

An Infectious Deseas expert contacted me privatly on facebook, the threat of rabies in our area is minimal in bats, but the threat of West Nile Virus is serious.  We are having a very bad year for West Nile Virus infections. 

I am willing to put a bat house in the woods between the pond and the Jock River but I would like some help with the cost and possibly some help to install it.

Here is some information of how bats help keep mosquitoes under control:

http://www.eparks.org/wildlife_protection/wildlife_facts/bats/bat_house.asp

We are looking to get this bat habitat, which is constructed by a US non-profit from what I understand.

http://www.amazon.com/Looker-OBC-Bat-Triple-Chamber-House/dp/B000FLTO6A

We would place the bat habitat in the woods between the pond and the jock river.  That way, they have a nice place away from people to sleep during the day.

Any extra money we collect will be given to "Little Angels" at the Ottawa Hospital.  This charity helps patients and their family going through leukemia and has helped my family temendously during my treatment. 

http://www.little-angels.ca/

Breakdown of the costs:

  • Bat House off Amazon: 67$
  • Bolts and nails from Home Depot: 10$
  • Bat Scent: 16$

Total cost should be: 93$ so about 90$

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