Minimize road lighting to reduce insect attraction
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Insect-eating bats may be attracted to lighting along roads to feed on insects, bringing them into contact with traffic and increasing the risk of collisions. Minimizing road lighting may reduce insect densities and bat foraging activity in proximity to roads.
Other relevant interventions involving lighting are discussed in ‘Threat: Pollution – Light pollution’.