Benefits, Value and Facts:
According to Bat Conservation International, a single bat can capture 500 to 1,000 mosquitoes & other insects in a single HOUR!
Bats are some of the MOST misunderstood animals on the planet... but they are among the MOST necessary and beneficial, as well.
Bats play a key role in pollinating plants in many ecosystems in the world and play a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature.
Not all bats live in caves... So bat houses help our little friends (more than 1,000 species in the world) have a safe place to live.
In the wild... bat populations are in decline and natural roosting locations are being destroyed. Bat houses are important.
Bats are primary predators of harmful night flying insects, NOT the usually more beneficial daytime insects.
A typical colony of big brown bats can protect local farmers from the costly attacks of 18 million rootworms each summer.
Our custom Bat Houses are build rock solid and strong to last a good long time and are handmade based on a proven design.
Using only the best rough cedar, our designs follow the latest recommended construction specifications for size and style.
We use wood glue, caulk and screws on all seems to thoroughly seal them with average baffle spacing of 3/4".
Our Bat Houses have a roughened or a screened landing plate and interior, the recommended slanted roof and are multi chambered.
Our Bat Houses come with instructions for painting them for your specific area or you can ordered them pre-painted for your area.
Mounting of our Bat Houses may be done on a structure (see Where To Locate) or on a post or pole (a bracket, purchased separately to accommodate your size and shape post or pole would be needed)
Bats are not blind and are actually very clean animals.
Most nursery bat colonies choose roosts within 1/4 mile of water.
Mounting two bat houses back to back on poles is ideal.
Chances are greater of winning the state lottery than getting bitten by a bat with rabies.
According to Bats and Humans the incidence of bats and rabies is only about one half of one percent of bats tested for rabies virus.
Rumor has it that all bats are carriers of rabies. Bats are NOT carriers of rabies, they can get it, but they die of it just like any other animal would.
According to Bats and Humans in 1995 over 1,000 people died of Malaria, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, the very thing that bats eat and therefore, protect us from.
Bats do not always live in caves. Some bats spend the winter in caves, but most bats spend summers in trees, under bridges or in old structures, where they give birth and rear their young.
Bats like tight spaces. They also like it nice and warm in their roosting area, especially for their young pups.
Bats reproduce very slowly, are very susceptible to predators and their infants have a very high mortality rate.
Bats will not interfere with feeding backyard birds.