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Bat House Placement and Installation Guidelines

Location, Location, Location —- Optimal placement of your bat house is nearly as important  as bat house 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 money making sure you have a great bat house only have it installed in a  suboptimal manner that  may never attract bats. 

Our large pole mounted houses include installation, but if you are installing your own house please follow the guidelines / suggestions on this site or contact us for  installation  options designed to maximize the  overall suitability of your bat house.   Please  remember —  bats will never use a bat house that just sits in the garage. 

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Small Bat House Install

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Large Bat House Install

General Installation Guidelines For All Bat Houses:

· Mount the house on a pole or the side of a structure

· minimum of 15ft. above the ground

· Select an open uncluttered sites that receive six or more hours of direct sunlight each day

· a southerly orientation.  Bat houses mounted in back to back pairs should have a SE — NW orientation

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 --

Things To Avoid:

· DO NOT mount your bat house on the trunk of a tree

                 however, bat houses can be hung 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

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Bat houses mounted on trees have a much greater risk of predators.