Will bats eat ticks? I know they are good for reducing flying insects?

Linda O'Connor
by Linda O'Connor
  6 answers
  • Shawn Leblanc Shawn Leblanc on May 30, 2017
    Maybe? But if you are looking for an animal that will eat ticks you can count on guinea fowl. They eat loads of insects and also kill snakes!

  • Virginia Virginia on May 30, 2017
    bats eat flying insects, they really eat a lot of them!

  • Pat Pat on May 30, 2017
    Guinea hens are noisy and make poop messes everywhere! Neighbor had them and the noise was nonstop.

  • Jay Williams Jay Williams on May 30, 2017
    Bats locate flying insects by using their radar to locate the vibrations. I don't think ticks vibrate very much and they sure don't fly.

  • Danni Steinmeier Danni Steinmeier on May 31, 2017
    Opossums are the one animal that will kill (eat ticks). Between preening themselves ( like a cat) and eating mice ( #1 walking tick bomb) one opossum will kill about 5000 ticks a year.
    They are resistant to rabies, ugly as all get out, will hiss and drool, then play dead ( so don't run over one if you see 1 on the road) when threaten. Yes some birds do also but not like a opossum.

  • M M on Jun 01, 2017
    possums will also eat ticks!