There is much more to a bat box than only being an intriguing garden decoration. It helps these small (at least in European conditions) mammals to survive rough periods. Bats are our greatest allies in the never ending struggle with mosquitoes and are therefore worth of securing them a comfortable spot in the garden, so they would like to live with us. A bat box like that acts a temporary shelter for these mammals on their way to their permanent hideouts. Bear in mind that bats often occupy birdhouses during hatching time, in June and July. This has negative consequences for both sides. Birds are devoid of their usual homes and the bats risk injury or even death due to the unfitting entry holes. Mounting bat boxes in your garden significantly increases your chances on setting up a colony of bats.
This professional bat box that is available in our online store is rectangular. The entrance hole is located in the bottom of the box. Close to it there is a small board with notches that facilitate entering the box. It has been manufactured of high quality pine wood. It can be stably mounted thanks to two metal latches. It has been painted with brown impregnating paint. It provides bats with a perfect place to multiply and raise their offspring.
Place the bat box on a spot that is sheltered from rain and strong wind gusts. Hang it 3 to 5 metres high above the ground in a place that the predators would not be able to access. Choose a spot that is exposed to sunlight, preferably south-facing. The entrance hole needs to be clearly visible.
All bats species are protected by the law in most of the European countries. Mounting a next box for them you will win dependable allies in the fight with insects and will help multiply the population of these mammals.
Dimensions: 46 x 25 x 11 cm