Bat Houses are a great way to get rid of unwanted insects and rodents in your garden. They can even be used as natural pest control! You don’t need any chemicals or pesticides to make them work well. But they do require some planning before you start building one. So let’s take a look at what you need to know before getting started on your own bat house project.
What Is A Bat House?
A bat house is basically a structure made out of wood or other materials that is designed to keep bats from flying into it when there isn’t enough room inside the house itself. There are several types of bat houses available. Some have windows while others have doors that open up so bats can fly in and out easily without falling through the floor. Most are constructed using pieces of lumber and nails. Others use metal bars instead of lumber, but still need to be nailed together.
How Do I Build A Bat House?
There are many different ways to build a bat house. If you want to go with the traditional method of using lumber and nails, then you’ll need to choose which type of bat house will best suit your needs. There are two main types of bat houses: those that have windows and those that don’t. Those with windows usually cost less than ones without since they’re easier to put together.
It’s important to build your bat house in a place where it can get plenty of sun, but will also be protected from strong winds. If your bat house falls down due to strong winds, there is a chance that the bats will be unable to use it.
You should also make sure that the bat house you build provides them with enough room. Place it in a place that gets plenty of sunlight and doesn’t have large amounts of shadows. It’s also important that you only build one bat house per yard since placing them too close together can lead to bats fighting over territory.
How Do I Attract Bats To The Bat House?
Not all bat houses are big enough to attract a colony of bats.
Sources & references used in this article:
The bat house builder’s handbook by MD Tuttle, M Kiser, S Kiser – 2005 – books.google.com
Bat House Builder’s by BH Builder’s – chiroptera.se
Bats: A farmer’s best friend by M Murphy – Bats, 1993 – batresearchproject.org