Bats are a species in alarming decline. Myths and misunderstandings about bats, as well as a loss of habitat have lead to much of their population loss. Bats are primary predators of night-flying insects, and play a vital role in the balance of nature. A single little brown myotis bat can catch hundreds of mosquitos in an hour. A colony of big brown bats can reduce a farms infestation of up to 33 million rootworms each summer.