Welcome to Best Bat Houses
Bat Houses and Bats are an essential part of a healthy environment. Bat Houses and bats can be an important part of insect-control strategies aimed at reducing pesticide use, thus reducing pesticide contamination of our watersheds. One little brown bat can catch 1,000 mosquito-size insects in an hour! My smallest house can hold approximately 50 – 75 bats.
Unfortunately, many bat species are declining in numbers at an alraming rate. They are slow to reproduce, most bat species have only one “pup” per year. Bats suffer from habitat loss and human fear based on myths.
I have three (3) bat house models, all Bat Houses are certified by Bat Conservation International (BCI) — meaning they have passed all the criteria years of reseach by BCI has determined goes into the success of a bat house.
All of our Bat Houses are Certified by Bat Conservation International!
Why Best Bat Houses?
My houses are made with AC plywood, no chemically treated wood and pine. During and after construction I use a 40 year latex caulk on the joints, bats don’t like drafts. I countersink exterior grade screws and cover them with wood putty for added weather protection. The climbing mesh is stapled on with stainless steel staples to resist rusting. The interior gets 2 coats and the exterior 3 coats of Behr 25 year latex deck stain.
Other’s bat houses I have seen have 1½ inch chambers. This size is more attractive to non-target tenants such as wasps, chipmunks, etc. requiring more frequent monitoring.