4-Chamber Recycled Plastic Bat House
Bats can be your biggest ally around your home and garden. Not only will they spend their nights gorging on mosquitoes and other insects, they are also fabulous pollinators. Their night work helps create beautiful, vital plants and allows you to go out and enjoy that beauty with fewer pests. So keep these helpful creatures close by providing them a home on your property.
This bat house is designed to hold up to150 bats. It has 4 separate chambers, which measure 14" x 7" x 1" and are divided by vertical panels. There are grooves on these panels and the landing platform to help the bats grip. Additionally, there are 3/8" wide slats on either side of the house to provide air circulation and to help maintain the proper interior temperature. Pre-drilled holes make mounting a breeze.
Easy to clean and disinfect, this attractive shelter is made to please through many seasons. It is made of sturdy recycled plastic jugs and will not rot, chip, crack or split. And whether you chose the Hunter Green or the Driftwood color, you will have a shelter that will harmonize well with any outdoor environment.
Made in the USA with a Lifetime Manufacturer Guarantee.
See the instructions tab above for setting up your house.
Dimensions: 19 3/4" x 8.5" x 6".
See the instructions tab above for setting up your house with general information on bats.
Installing Your Bat House
The following tips should be followed to get the bats to your house:
Install your bat house where the sun will provide the optimal temperature inside the shelter:
- Where there is at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight a day.
- If there is only partial sun available, it should be morning sun.
- It should face east or southeast to grab the warming of the morning sun.
- It should not be lit by bright, artificial light. Do not install on existing utility or light poles.
Choose a location that bats favor:
- Areas of diverse usage or habitat; a variety of agricultural use and natural vegetation is best.
- Find an area that is protected from strong winds.
- Access to the house should be clear of obstructions.
- Along the edges of woods or along waterlines, where bats like to fly.
- Near a fresh water supply (within ¼ mile of a stream, lake or river).
Predators and preferences affect height and distance:
- Bat like to roost high up. Mount shelter at least 10 feet above ground; 12-20 feet is even better.
- Place houses at least 20-25 feet from potential perches for flying predators (branches, wires, etc.)
- Raccoons can and will climb to raid bat roosts; use metal predator guards/bands to keep them away.
How to know when bats will begin to use the house:
- Bear in mind that bats roost year-round only in the warmest climates. In most areas, they will migrate south or find hibernating sites in the winter.
- It may take months or even a year for them to find their way to you. If you see no activity after that time, you may want to re-evaluate your location.
- You can install shelters year-round. But to increase the chance they will use it over the summer, the best time is before the bats return in the spring.
- If you are attempting to move bats from one location to another, the bat house should be installed at least 2-6 weeks before you begin evicting the bats.
For more complete information on bats and the placement of bat shelters, your best source is Bat Conservation International.
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