Bat house basics

  • Updated: July 25, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Consider these factors when placing your bat house:

1  Your bat house  should be situated to receive maximum solar radiation, especially in the morning.

2 Mount the house at least 10 feet high in a spot sheltered as much as possible from the elements.

3 If your bat house is not occupied by the second year, try a different location or place an additional bat house.

4 If you live near a pond, lake or river your chances of success increase because bats need a source of water for drinking purposes. However, don’t be discouraged if the conditions are not perfect.

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