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Bat House Information

Mounting a bat house on your property is the perfect way to help bats who are in need of a safe place to live while protecting your yard from pesky night-flying insects.

Special Note:
Not all bat houses are built alike. Some bat houses are made by people who know a lot about marketing and nothing about bats. Beware of bat houses that do not come complete with mounting instructions; do not have small screen or 1/8″ plastic netting lining the walls and ceiling of the bat house (making it easy for bats to grip and move about inside the house); have splinters or staples on the inside of the house that could poke little eyes and feet, and are not BCI certified.

Pup Catcher:
If you are lucky enough to end up with a nursery colony in your bat house then mounting a pup catcher is critical. A pup catcher will prevent bat pups from falling to the ground, which frequently happens during summer months when bat houses become overcrowded or overheated. A pup catcher is very simple to create and will save lives. Click here for free instructions.

The links below provide free plans and information that has proved successful for a number of years.

 

 

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