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Price: $18.00

The woodpecker
5380 Goodman Lake Rd. Salisbry, NC 28146 US
Phone: 704-636-6238 Website: http://www.the-woodpecker.net/

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The bat is a mis-understood creature by many people who fear them.  This creature is not to be feared but is greatly beneficial to all of us.  One single bat may consume thousands of insects in one night.  I can recall when I was young, we had corn cribs and the bats would swarm around them every evening and night to catch the insects coming out of the crib.  We pay for bug zappers to decrease the insect population but a colony of bats are environmentally friendly and easy to care for.  No cleaning of the nest is necessary.  You can find much material on the internet about hanging and placing bat houses. 

All of my bat houses are handcrafted in my workshop and will last for many years.  It is designed for small bats.  It has 3 compartments for bats to go in.  It will have a key hole slot cut in the back for easy hanging.  Just screw a lag bolt into what you are mounting to and slip it over the head of the bolt.  Your bat house should be painted with a dark color or sealant that will help increase the temperature that the bats like.  It is assembled with rust resistant decking screws.  The inside panels are grooved for bats to cling to.  The dimensions are H-15 x W-9 x D 5 . 

Your bat house should be placed within 1/4 mile of a natural water source such as a stream, river, or lake. Bats tend to fly along forest or water edges, and bat houses located here tend to be found more quickly than other locations.

You may place your bat house on a tree, pole, or a building; however, boxes mounted on poles or buildings tend to have a higher occupancy than those mounted on trees. For mounting on buildings, wood or stone buildings are best, and your bat house should be mounted under the eaves with some sun exposure. You should mount your house 15-20 feet above the ground. It should not be in a brightly lit area.

 Sun Exposure.

You should place your bat house where it will receive at least six hours of sun if you live in a region where average July temperatures range from 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in a region where average July temperature are less than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, you should mount your bat house where it will receive at least 10 hours of sun.

Timing.

You may mount your box at any time of the year, but those boxes mounted in the spring are often occupied more quickly. If you are evicting a colony of bats from a building, a box should be mounted several weeks prior to the eviction.

 

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