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.

  • related content

  • How to attract bats to your back yard

    Thursday July 25, 2013

    Brainerd, Minn. – Bats, those winged critters of the night. The mere thought of them can send shivers up the...

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

Click here to send us your hunting or fishing photos – and to see what others are showing off from around the region.


Kansas City - LP: B. Chen 1 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 5
Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton 1
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 4
Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard 7
Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 2
San Diego 0 Bottom 3rd Inning
Washington 0
Baltimore 0 Bottom 2nd Inning
Toronto 1
NY Yankees 1 Top 2nd Inning
Boston 0
Oakland - S. Kazmir 7:10 PM
Houston - B. Oberholtzer
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
Indiana 20 1st Qtr 0:55
Atlanta 22
Oklahoma City 7:00 PM
LA Clippers 9:30 PM
Golden State
Boston 7:00 PM
Colorado 8:30 PM
San Jose 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters





question of the day

Poll: Should the lake where the albino muskie was caught remain a mystery?

Weekly Question