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Bird's Choice Recycled Bat House #SNBH

Bird's Choice Recycled Bat House

Birds Choice

  • $92.00


Provide beneficial bats a spacious roost with the Bird's Choice Recycled Bat House.  This large bat house has two spacious compartments and is constructed out of dark brown recycled poly-lumber for warmth.  Rough finish provides excellent traction for the bats.  This house will accomodate between 50 and 75 bats.  Proudly Made in USA with Lifetime warranty. 
 
Mount the Bat House a minimum of 10 to 15 feet above ground, preferably on the side of a building, although mounting it on a tree is also acceptable if it is not in a shady or breezy spot. It should be in a sunny location and away from prevailing winds and power lines. In the northern half of the US, place the house where it will get about 4 hours of morning sun; in the southern states, 2 hours will be sufficient.
 
On the back of the house is a metal hanger at the top and a pre-drilled hole near the bottom. Put a screw (a fairly heavy one) into the side of a tree or building and leave the head sticking out about ¼. Place the metal hanger over the screw head. Then place a second screw through the pre-drilled hole and into the tree or building.
 
A bat house may be occupied immediately, but more likely it will take a year or more for the bats to move in. While pesticides are one of the causes of the decline in bat population, more important causes are human persecution and loss of roosting sites. These little creatures need our help and erecting a habitat of this type is very beneficial to a species which is, in turn, very beneficial to mankind.  Bats will eat between 1,000 and 4,000 buggies per day so you can imagine what a colony can do for you.
 
Dimensions: 13-1/2" X 2-3/4" X 27-1/2"
Weight: 10 pounds