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Bat Boxes in the District

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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.

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.

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