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Bat houses provide much needed habitat for these interesting creatures while reducing annoying flying insects!
Our Bat houses are specially designed to be attractive to Bats while providing an interesting, yet unobtrusive, addition to your yard or home. Our bat houses are the product extensive bat research, and many have earned Bat Conservation International's "Bat Approved" designation.
To learn more about Bats, Bat houses, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Bats have gotten a bad rap in popular entertainment, but in reality they are an important and beneficial creature. One bat can eat its own weight in insects each night. Yet due to decades of unwarranted human fear and persecution, bats are in alarming decline. By putting up a bat house you are helping bats find a home. You will also benefit from having fewer yard and garden pests and will enjoy learning about bats and sharing your knowledge with friends and family.
Bats are not blind, and are actually very clean animals. They do not get caught in peoples� hair or eat through the attic of your house. Bats will not interfere with feeding backyard birds, and they will not be disrupted by pets or children.
BAT HOUSE INFORMATION
Bat houses may be put up at any time of the year. They will more than likely be occupied in the first three to four weeks after they have been installed. Installing a bat house and exposing it to the rain and sun will darken the color even more increasing the chances of attracting bats to your bat house just that much better. Bats like warm environments. Many of our Bat houses have individual chambers and vents achieve a much better control of the temperature. By doing this, they also increases the ability of the box to hold more bats in a more comfortable environment.
Your bat house should be placed within 1/4 mile of a natural water source such as a stream, river, or lake. Bats tend to fly along forest or water edges, and bat houses located here tend to be found more quickly than other locations.
MOUNTING YOUR BAT HOUSE
You may place your bat house on a tree, pole, or a building; however, boxes mounted on poles or buildings tend to have a higher occupancy than those mounted on trees. For mounting on buildings, wood or stone buildings are best, and your bat house should be mounted under the eaves with some sun exposure. You should mount your house 15-20 feet above the ground. It should not be in a place lit by bright lights.
You should place your bat house where it will receive at least six hours of sun if you live in a region where average July temperatures range from 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in a region where average July temperature are less than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, you should mount your bat house where it will receive at least 10 hours of sun.