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Pest Infestation-Reducing Bats Dying from Pesticide Exposure

Pest Infestation-Reducing Bats Dying from Pesticide Exposure

We may need to teach ourselves about the 'bats and the bees' if we want to keep feeding ourselves. Research is now confirming what has been observed by many farmers: Bats are necessary for keeping many types of crop-eating insect populations from swarming, and their populations are becoming dramatically reduced due to the widespread use of pesticides on our crops.

Researchers from the University of Tennessee tracked populations, eating habits and migration patterns of Brazilian bats (Tadarida brasiliensis), and compared them to the patterns of corn earworm moths (Helicoverpa zea) through multiple seasons.

Study Type : Insect Study
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Problem Substances : Pesticides : CK(827) : AC(95)

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