For those who know the great importance of bats to the environment and why we should conserve the population, here is an easy DIY Bat House Kit for 12 bats, for all you Do-it-Yourselfers. Include your kids in the building of this Bat House to teach them about, not only bats, but, carpentry and fine motor skills all while doing something together, without screen time!
What are Bats Good For: One small bat can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes each hour.
Bats contain a natural immunity to West Nile Disease, which is known to be carried to humans by mosquitoes. Bats can eliminate West Nile from your area by eating up all these mosquitoes. Bats can also help control the populations of plant damaging beetles, moths, and leafhoppers. Don't be afraid of them, but attract bats them to come into your yard for the safety of your family.
Features of the DIY Bat House Kit:
- Materials to hang your bat house:
- Precut pine panels, weather resistant screws and nails, sturdy hanger, black netting on the back panel makes it easy for them to grip it, the rough hewn pine boards also encourage gripping, and the sloped, overhanging roof directs water away from the chamber.
- Power tools will be needed for installation
- Your bat box should be installed 12 to 20 feet above the ground with a lot of people installing them 15 feet above the ground. Always make sure they are 20 to 30 feed from power lines, tree lines, and other structures.
Types of bats that will use this house:
Big brown, cave, eastern pipistrelle, evening, little brown, Mexican free-tailed, northern long-eared, pallid, Pallas' mastiff, Rafinesque's big-eared, southeastern, and Yuma bat
Size of the DIY Bat House: 7.25"W x 3.5"D x 15.5"H
Mounting: included- large hanger aids in placing it against a flat, vertical surface such as a tree or building. For a different option, add an adapter, (not included) to the item for displaying on a pole
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