Invite a colony of insect-eating bats into your yard with the Extra Large 5 Chamber Bat House by the Organization for Bat Conservation. Designed using North American Bat House Research Project guidelines, our bat houses have a greater than 80% occupancy rate, compared to only 10% with some other designs.
If you have problems with mosquitoes, install this bat house to encourage bats to live nearby. Bats sleep during the day, and emerge at night to eat bugs such as mosquitoes, moths, flies, and gnats. Unless you stay up and watch, you might never even see the bats. The ultimate in low-impact, non-toxic pest control, bats are a great way of reducing your insect population in a natural way.
Bats live across North America, but since they’re small, fast, and nocturnal, you may have never noticed them in your neighbourhood. Since this bat house is such an ideal home for them, within a month or so you should have some bats starting to live there.
Features & Benefits:
- Five roosting chambers, provides shelter for up to 600 bats!
- Front & side vent holes, to keep bats comfortably acclimated
- Interior polyethylene mesh aids in maneuverability
- Extra-long landing platform so bats can get in and out easily
- Ventilation slot promotes air circulation
- Caulked water-tight sloped roof
- Thinner chambers give protection from predators
- High quality cedar and exterior plywood weathers well and retains heat
- Pre-assembled - just set it up and they will come
- Includes mounting instructions and information about bats
- Dimensions: 24" H x 21" W x 7" D
- Weight: 24 lbs
- Made in the USA
How To Use:
Where you mount your bat house plays an important role in whether it will be occupied. Bats like warm conditions. Houses can be mounted on poles, sides of buildings, and dead trees. You can place a bat house on a live tree if the tree is tall and the foliage starts above the bat house. Houses should be mounted at least 15 feet above the ground. The higher the house is mounted, the better your chances are of attracting bats.
Bat houses should face south to southeast to take advantage of the morning sun. In northern States and Canada, bat houses need to receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. You can also paint the house black to absorb heat. Be sure to use water-based, non-toxic, latex paint when painting the house. Southern states may want to place the bat house in direct sun, but unpainted. Extreme southern areas may want to paint the bat house white to reflect the heat.
This bat house may be mounted to a vertical surface with the predrilled hole on the top and bottom.
Organization for Bat Conservation bat houses are made in the USA. A portion of the proceeds goes back into conservation work.
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|Dimensions||24" long, 21" wide, 7" deep|
|Key Feature||Extra large bat habitat provides an all natural way to control insects|
|Origin||Made in the U.S.A.|
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Questions about the Extra Large 5 Chamber Wooden Bat House
- From Vince at 5/12/11 6:46 PM
- How big should I go with a bat house? I see bats flying around my yard at night, I have a mosquito problem, but I'm not sure if I want 600 bats in my back yard. Is that a lot or no? I have 1/3 of an acre with surrounding neighbors whose combined open land is probably a couple of acres. Neighbor has a 20ft pool he covers when not in use. I'd like to encourage more bats, but I'm not sure how much is too much.
- It sounds like a three-chamber bat house would be more than sufficient for your situation. Bat populations will increase or decrease according to the level of food availability. The larger bat house may attract and house a larger population of bats, but if your mosquito population is not sufficient, the bats will range further or relocate.
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