Bat boxes provide backyard habitat and invite organic pest control!
Be sure not to put your box on a tree - bats do not usually use boxes placed on trees!
Where Can I Purchase A Bat House Or How Can I Build One Myself?
You can easily purchase a pre-built bat box from Bat Conservation International or Bat Conservation and Management.
It is important to remember that bat boxes need to have specific dimensions and be placed on a post or a building to receive maximum levels of sunshine (never on a tree).
You can also build your own bat box! It is important to carefully follow design instructions to increase your chances of bats choosing to roost in it.
- Bat Box Building Plans (also attached below)
How Do I Get Bats to Live in My New Bat Box?
It might take a few years for bats to locate and move into the bat box. To increase your chances of success, be sure to follow construction and placement guidelines.
- Bat Box Installation Tips (also attached below)