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
DO NOT mount your bat house on the trunk of a tree
however, bat houses can be hung pendant from the limb of a large shade tree, if no open areas are available
Avoid orienting a lone bat house directly North — it will remain too cool
Don’t install the house in a shady wooded area.
***Please trim any tree limbs that grow close to or shade the bat house