As a primary nighttime predator of flying insects, bats play a crucial role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem and protecting crops.
By serving as natural pest control, they are beneficial to the environment and prevent garden-destroying bugs from taking over your yard. Unfortunately, due to habitat destruction and widespread disease, bat populations have been decreasing for many years.
In order to offset this decline, our bat houses provide these creatures with a safe place to roost and raise babies.
Crafted from FSC® (FSC-C140812) wood, certification upon request, carved into the shape of a bat, this small house is sealed with a non-toxic, water-based finish. Proper placement is key to the success of these habitats. Keep the following information in mind before installation.
Bat houses should be at least 12 feet off the ground, although 15-20 is ideal. Do not hang on a tree; instead, use a wooden post, metal pole, or building side. Try to maintain a 20- to 30-foot distance from branches, wires and other obstructions.
Houses should face south or southeast and require a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight, with morning sun being the most favorable. Internal temperatures should stay between 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bat houses do best when they are located within a quarter-mile of a body of water. Do not mount near bright, artificial lighting.