Don’t Mount A Bat House There- And Two Places to Put It Instead

Are you interested in putting up a bat house but not exactly sure where to put it?

Bat House International gives the following tips:

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  1. Don’t mount it in a tree- the biggest problem with a tree is that it makes it easier for predators to climb on branches to get into the bat box. Predators like hawks and owls can also sit in tree branches waiting for bats to fly out of the box.

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Another reason to avoid trees is that it is difficult to mount the bat house high enough up in a tree. It is very hard for bats to take off from a stationary position. They need room to drop down and then glide. This is why you should place your bat house at least fifteen feet off the ground. 

2. Do put your bat house on a human house- One of the biggest benefits of attaching the bat house to your house is that it will help the bat house stay warm enough and also help the temperature in the bat box stay stable.

One of the best places to mount a bat house is under the eaves of your roof.

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One of the benefits of this location is that it should help provide plenty of clear area around it for bats to fly out of the house.

3. Another great way to install a bat house is to pole mount it- this will help you get the height needed. This works especially well for multi-chamber bat houses and single chamber bat houses that are back to back.

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