Installing Bat Houses

Installing Bat Houses the correct way will help your bat house be successful.

Whether a bat house is pole/post mounted or mounted on the side of a building several things need to be taken into consideration.

All bat houses should be mounted at least 10 feet above ground, and 12 to 20 feet is better.

Bat houses work best with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight (if only partial day sun is available-morning sun is preferable).

Bat houses should be placed at least 20-25 feet from the nearest tree branches, wires or other potential perches for aerial predators.