Bats to battle Zika?

NC_bathouses0819_1500x845Garden Ridge, Texas (WOAI) — As public concern about Zika continues, people are taking unusual precautions to prevent the disease.

Many use bug spray and empty standing water, but now some people are keeping bat houses in their backyards, hoping that the bats will eat nearby mosquitoes.

Reggie Regan of Texas makes bat houses, which are essentially small wooden boxes, and these days he is barely able to keep up with demand.

“There is some hysteria. People are buying bat houses because of it,” Regan says.

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