The MNR is looking into a fatal disease that affects the bat population. The MNR says bats may be the last thing people think about, but they’re integral to local eco systems. The MNR says bats help control the harmful insect population. It’s asking the public to stay out of caves and mines that could be habitats for hibernating bats. The MNR says the disease known as white-nose syndrome isn’t harmful to humans but we can be carriers.