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Single Chamber Wooden Bat House

Item #: SE520

Our price: $64.95


A single brown bat can eat over 600 mosquitoes in one hour! The ultimate in low-impact, non-toxic pest control, bats are a great way of reducing your insect population in a natural way. read more

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Invite a colony of insect-eating bats into your yard with the Single Chamber Bat House from the Organization for Bat Conservation. Single-celled bat houses are great for urban areas or houses with backyards.

Features & Benefits:

  • Provides shelter for up to 100 bats!
  • Front & side vent holes, to keep bats comfortably acclimated
  • Landing perch, so bats can get in and out of their house easily
  • Interior nylon mesh so it’s easy for bats to move around
  • Ventilation slot promotes air circulation
  • Caulked water-tight sloped roof
  • Pre-assembled - just set it up and they will come
  • Comes with mounting instructions and information about bats
  • Designed by the Organization for Bat Conservation
  • Made in the USA


  • Made from untreated rough cedar with galvanized screws
  • Exterior-grade ¾" plywood back
  • Includes all necessary mounting hardware
  • Dimensions: 24" H x 14" W x 4" D
  • Weight: 10 lbs

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.

About Bat Houses

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 an ideal home for them, within a month or so you should have some bats starting to live there.

Bats will locate the house quicker if it is located 15-20 feet off the ground, facing southeast. Bats tend to find houses mounted on poles faster than those mounted on trees. You can also mount a bat house under the eaves of your home, providing it's high enough off the ground.

If you have problems with mosquitoes, install this bat house to encourage them 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. Bat houses are the ultimate in low-impact, natural insect control.


Organization for Bat Conservation bat houses are made in the USA and proceeds go back into conservation work.

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Additional Information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 24" L x 14" W x 4" D
Material Red Cedar
Capacity Up to a 100 bats
Key Feature Provides a bat habitat and an all natural way to control insects
Origin Made in the U.S.A.

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  • From Monica Scot at 10/5/12 11:00 AM
    • I heard you have to "prime" the bathouse with guano otherwise the bats won't start using it. Is that true?
    • No, there are no scents you can use in the bat house to attract bats - they will be attracted to the location, temperature, and design of the unit.
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  • From aprill at 5/9/12 5:03 PM
    • I live where it gets 110 degrees in the summer, would the nest need shade for this type of weather in the daytime?
    • In extremely hot regions, bat houses can be partially shaded by an overhanging tin roof that protects them from the day's hottest sun. If you observe bats constantly occupying the lowest portions of the bat box, it is probably too hot or overcrowded.

      In all but the hottest desert areas, a bat house should receive at least six hours of sun, particularly morning sun. It is easier to attract bats in southern areas if two houses are mounted back-to-back on poles, facing north and south, with a 3/4" space between. This way the bats will be able to move back and forth to seek the optimum temperature.
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  • From Teck at 4/2/12 7:16 PM
    • What about the guana? Does it get pretty dirty below the place you mount it?
    • Yes. There will be a small pile developing of little bat poops. They look like mouse droppings.
      You could shovel a little dirt over it once in a while. I have a small rail under the bat nest which the droppings land on. I clean it off with a wet cloth about twice a year.
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  • From Bob at 8/16/11 10:35 AM
    • What type of pole is suggested and where are some places they can be purchased? There's a stagnant pond behind my house with no trees around it and hope to mount the box 15' in the air, so I'm guessing I need a 20' pole with 5' being stuck in the ground.
    • You can use either a peeled sapling (cedar is ideal), a piece of dimensional lumber ( 2" x 4" should be sufficient), or use an aluminum pole. The aluminum pole is ideal.

      To find a free source for aluminum poles, try going to the local docks and asking around. There may be some old pike poles (boat hooks) which are discarded. These poles lose their hooks or get bent, so fishermen cast them aside. They are easy to straighten.

      Whichever choice you use, I think setting the pole 3' in the ground will be sufficient. You could even use a shallower hole if you use cement.
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  • From Vince at 5/12/11 6:32 PM
    • I read that the bat house should face southeast. Does the bat house need to be shaded or sheltered or can it be exposed to the sun and weather?
    • The Single Chamber Wooden Bat House can be placed in the open. However, the ideal location is adjacent to a sheltered spot since it makes access easier for the bats.

      Our bat house faces west, and before we used the bat house, we had bats living under the eaves of the west face of our home. We also had a few bats living under the southeast facing eaves. So I'm not sure that bats prefer a southeast entrance.
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  • From eilleen Hocking at 3/13/11 5:33 PM
    • how high should the bat box be mounted?
    • Bats prefer to nest overhead, often in the eaves of houses and barns, and in tree hollows. The Single Chamber Wooden Bat House will be most effective if you can find a suitable location 8 - 12' high, and if you have a higher location then that's even better. Some people mount these bat houses on poles and set the poles in the ground or secure them against standing features such as fence posts.
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  • From Emily at 2/12/11 5:56 AM
    • How high do you need to mount the bat house for mosquito control?
    • The bat house should be mounted at least 8 feet high for best results. Bats naturally prefer to roost in higher spots, like roof eves and overhead locations, so higher roosts will work best.

      We mount our bat house on a pole behind the garden shed, and the pole is about 10' high.
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