Bat House Placement and Installation Guidelines

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Large Bat House Install
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Small Bat House Install

Location, Location, Location --- Optimal placement of your bat house is nearly as important as the design.

Basically, from the bats point of view, a bat house should be warm, dry, easy to enter / exit (no clutter), and safe from predators. Please don’t waste your time and money on a great bat house, only to have it installed in a less than optimal manner that may never attract bats. Please remember — bats will never use a bat house that just sits in the garage.

Our large pole mounted houses include installation, but if you are installing your own house please review the guidelines / suggestions on our site. The information is provided to help you maximize the overall suitability of your bat house. Please feel free to contact us for is additional advise is needed.

General Installation Guidelines For All Bat Houses

  • Mount the house on a pole or the side of a structure
  • A minimum of 15ft. above the ground
  • Select an open uncluttered sites that receives six or more hours of direct sunlight each day
  • Choose a southerly orientation. Bat houses mounted in back to back pairs should have a SE — NW orientation

Things To Avoid

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Bat houses mounted on trees have a much greater risk of predators.
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Check out our Live BatHouse Cam to see our bat houses in action.
or visit one of the bat house sites listed on our Client page

Questions About Bat House or Alternate Roost Options??
Contact Us
Fly By Night, Inc. The Bat Specialists
P.O.Box 562
Osteen, FL 32764-0562
Phone: 407-414-2142
E-mail Us (laura*at*

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