Build Your Own Bat House Kit
According to The Nature Conservancy, "Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour"! Like the idea of placing a bat house in your yard or outdoor living area but haven't quite found the one to suite your style and taste? .... Look no further, Build Your very Own and customize to your liking! Th build it yourself kit comes pre-cut with all the supplies to build, labeled pieces and step by step instruction. All you have to do is build it and then customize the design yourself. Great project for the kids too! 20" H x 13 1/4" W Recommend painting with exterior grade paints or clear coat. Can also stencil design or multi color to fit your outdoor style. *(Paints not included) Link to additional interesting facts from The Nature Conservancy: Some other recommendations... There are a few placement recommendations you should follow to increase your odds of bats moving into your bat house. In general, bat houses should be: • attached at least 15 feet high • free from obstructions with at least 20 feet of open space • facing southeast to gain exposure to sunlight The placement of your bat house plays a major role on its internal temperature. Bat houses can be placed on buildings such as the side of a house or a garage. They can also be mounted to a pole. Attaching a bat house to a tall tree is another option, however studies have shown that bat houses placed on trees are less likely to be occupied than those on a building or pole. The place you choose to attach your bat house should be free from obstructions with at least 20 feet of open space. This will allow the bats to locate the house and easily fly in and out of it. In order to provide a secure and undisturbed roosting location, bat houses should be placed at least 15 feet high. At this height, the bat house will also be exposed to more sunlight throughout the day, especially if it is facing southeast to take advantage of the morning sunlight. Typically in temperate regions, bat houses should be painted a darker color while in hotter regions, it may be helpful to paint the bat house a lighter color. Contact me with your region to find out recommended color for your area and/or the type of bats that might occupy your new habitat. :)