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Roost Mitigation

Laura Finn, the founder of Fly By Night, Inc; conducted intensive research on bat roosting preferences and the use of bat houses for her Masters Thesis at the University of Central Florida (1993-1997).  The project was supported by Bat Conservation International and involved the comparison of temperatures in a variety of bat house designs and in occupied building roosts. These studies were necessary because safe alternate roost sites are vital to mitigate for the decline of natural habitat and the increasing loss of roost sites

Fly By Night Bat Houses Are:   

·     certified 'Bat Approved' by Bat Conservation International

 

·          constructed of pine exterior and plywood interior      

                                                                                                    

·          held together with galvanized screws for added strength

 

·          all joints & seams are sealed with high quality caulking to exclude moisture and light

 

·          all exterior and interior surfaces are painted, stained and / or varnished (3 or more coats)  to seal and protect the wood from                         moisture, to enhance solar warming and to protect bats from any chemical timber treatment

                       *** BCI research shows that caulked and painted bat houses are more likely to be occupied than bare wood bat houses

 

·          equipped with exterior ventilation slots to prevent over heating and interior slots that allow easy access between chambers and into                  the attic

 

·          equipped with an attic to provide horizontal roosting surfaces preferred by some species (i.e. evening bats)

 

·          Interior roosting substrate is created rather than added— interior pine surfaces are manually grooved and plywood partitions are                  roughened with a wire wheel

                       **Screen is NOT used — our research revealed significant problems caused by screen failure. We caution against attaching any materials.    

 

·          larger than most ‘garden center’ bat houses commonly available, research shows bats prefer larger bat houses

 

·          composed of three or more interior chambers and a 6 inch landing pad

                       **Additional chambers provide bats the needed variety of thermal conditions & landing pads make it easy for bats to enter

Want to purchase one of our quality bat homes???

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**Discounts are available for multiple bat houses and for BCI members.

If you want to see our bat houses in action check out our Live BatHouse Cam or visit one of the bat house sites listed on our Client page --