According to The Nature Conservancy "Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour!" This large handmade one chamber bat house is the perfect decorative solution to your insect problems. Priced low to help with the inflating shipping costs. Painted with animal safe 0% voc paint, Brown helps gather and maintain heat where direct sunlight is lacking. Measures 28" tall and 24" wide, interior measurements 23" w, 20" h and 1 5/8 d. Made from 1/2" exterior grade plywood and equipped with a 1 1/4" pest guard at entry point to prevent squirrels and other wildlife from entering and harming the occupying bats. Long lasting, weather resistant plastic meshing line the entire inside of the front and along the back for the bats to climb, maneuver and roost with ease. Plastic meshing is also better for baby bats to grip safely. **Willing to craft and customize per request if not interested in color or size of pictured or if you just have a question, feel free to contact. Any additional questions don't hesitate to ask. Thanks. Invite a colony of insect-eating bats into your yard with a Bat House. These bat houses interior chamber surfaces and long landing platform are fitted with polyethylene mesh to aid in maneuverability. Bat houses with only grooved wood inside do not adequately allow for baby bats to grip. The slanted roof and dark paint offer a dry warm place for the bats to house. 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.