If you've noticed a lot of mosquitoes this summer, you're not alone.
An entrepreneur from West Montreal offers a solution you've never heard of.
He may not wear a cape and hood, but Stephen Morrell quickly became known as Saint-Lazare's Batman.
" Kids call me the real Batman," he told his Global News. "They said, 'Batman is here!
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Instead of fighting crime, he uses wood, screws, drills, and black paint to harness the power of bats to fight mankind's most fearsome foe. One is fighting mosquitoes.
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"I usually work in construction. is a full-time Bathouse maker," he said.
When Morrell asked her client to make a Bathouse this year, at first she had no idea what she was talking about.
After doing some research, he learned that it is often used to attract bats to his garden, and bats eat thousands of insects. One house can host hundreds of bats during the day and go hunting at night.
Morrell began building his home using specific specifications, he made the home as welcoming as possible to nocturnal creatures.
After his partner posted his first finished product on his Facebook, within hours he received dozens of orders from mosquito-bitten customers.
"Once I got the rhythm and got the gear and started making beats, it just became a production line. I actually had to expand into the basement and turn it into a paint shop.
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Suddenly the full-time bat house builder installed over 200 eco-friendly mosquito control devices this summer
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The mosquitoes were terrible," said Saint-Lazare customer Hara Skandar after her neighbor installed a bat house. , expressed interest in getting it.
Elizabeth, educational coordinator at the Ecomuseum Zoo, said her laundry had been in her garden for a long time, bathouse. and I'm glad her ideas have taken hold. She said bats aren't dangerous to be around.
``If you look closely, many of them are very dim. It's very important to our local wildlife and local biology," Landry told Global News. There is also something to help.
``You know, sharks, spiders, bats, the most ferocious and terrifying things are what we actually need most to do the dirty work, aren't we?'' Morrell said. .
He said bat droppings did not fall on the lawn and act as fertilizer for customers who installed planters under their bat houses. , win, win,"he said.
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