.Many bats, and almost all in the United States, thrive on an insect diet. A single bat can eat up to 1,200 mosquito-sized insects every hour, and each bat usually eats 6,000 to 8,000 insects each night.Their appetite for mosquitoes certainly makes a backyard more comfortable. Bats are opportunistic, and their lack of discretion benefits everyone. Some of their favorite prey include crop-destroying moths, cucumber beetles, flies and gnats. Natural insect control is their specialty.
This is due to the Licensing Effect (aka self-licensing, moral licensing). The Licensing Effect occurs when people make a good or virtuous choice that ‘permits’ them to make a bad decision later. An example of this would be someone on a diet believing that they’ve ‘earned’ an unhealthy meal by avoiding junk food during the week. Convincing someone to make a ‘bad’ decision would therefore be easier after they have made a particularly good decision.
'A woman today who is in her 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, if she takes care of herself, can possibly go on to be 100... I believe in good food, don’t eat junk, exercise and try to be as happy as possible,' said Joan