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Photos by Sara Hacking Boy Scout Taylor Anderson displays two of the bat houses that are part of a project to help him obtain his eagle rank. Four of the houses will be erected at Wadena parks.

Mosquitoes' worst nightmare

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Bat "condos" are Boy Scout Taylor Anderson's chosen project to earn his eagle rank.

"There's a huge need for bat houses," Anderson said.

Individual brown bats, the most common bat in Minnesota, eat an average of 20 pounds of mosquitoes a year, he said. Nobody likes mosquitoes and they can carry disease.

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