Bats serve vital purpose

I am writing in response to a recent letter from an uneducated reader stating, “Bats are creepy and carry disease and are a nuisance. What’s next? Save the mosquito foundation?”

Well, sir, if we get rid of the “creepy” bats we won’t have to worry about a save the mosquito foundation because we will be overrun with them.

Bats are a vital piece in the ecological puzzle. Their diet consists of eating insects – i.e.: mosquitoes, gnats and other small nuisance bugs. They are no more disease ridden than any other animal in nature; that is a myth.

Perhaps you were absent during biology class, which would have informed you of the valuable contribution of these creatures.

Ronda Wininger, Altoona