Building a Bat House

You might want to go to a hardware store to get a bat house, but you shouldn’t. Most  hardware store bat  houses are bad in many ways, for  instance, the roof lets the sun seep in as well as water, and the staining is the wrong color. To build a bat house  the bat house needs to be quite high off the ground at least 13 feet to protect it from predators. Once you have attracted bats to your bat house , you must clean and maintain the bat house so the bats will come back year after year. when you build your bat house you might get unwanted guests, most commonly wasps as bat ‘landlord’  it’s your job to take care of the bat house.If you have wasp nests you should remove them in late winter. Other unwanted visitors could be birds,mice,and squirrels .
Here are some approved bat house websites(if on any of the websites there is a color other than brown and black it’s not good):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover photo source: lone star woodcraft. This company is approved by BCI, which means it’s a fine bat house to use.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Omri says:

    Very helpful information-thanks!

  2. Monica Sageman says:

    Building a bat house is a great idea! It’s good for the bats and it will help to control the mosquito population at my house. I think I’ll get the supplies to build and install a bat house in my yard. Thank you!

  3. John Paul Jones says:

    Wow! A ton of great information! I’m really impressed with this site!

  4. Barbara Steinmetz says:

    Great project…you overhead it all!

    Aunt Barb

  5. What a great idea! This would keep the bats out of my garage!

  6. This is a very informative website! I’m impressed with the hard work the kids put into this. Kol HaKavod!

  7. Larry says:

    Interesting site. I keep coming back to it–and one of these days I may actually get a bat-house built for my back yard!

  8. Heather forrest says:

    This is an awesome site filled with great idea. I love the bat party and having a bat house in your yard. Great job!

  9. Heather forrest says:

    Not sure what I am missing?

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