Vampire bats are some of the most hyped up creatures in the animal kingdom. Many assumptions associated with the creature are derived from vampire movies and fictional literature. Somehow, many of us have been led to believe in world domination plan of vampire bats. They are scary creatures indeed, but not in the ways you might think. Want to distinguish fiction from reality? We, at pestwiki.com, are going to debunk some myths and uncover some realities about vampire bats.
Myth: They are Everywhere
They are not everywhere. The preferred habitats are tropical and subtropical regions. From more than 1300 species of bats, only 3 species of vampire bats exist and they are mostly found in South America. Only 1 species out of 3 is dependent on mammals’ blood. If you are not a resident of those regions, then you may never encounter them.