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Bat House

Why You Should Install a Bat House

  • Alternative Living Area For Bats

  • Bats are Beneficial to the Environment

  • Bat Guano is Great Fertilizer

  • Bats Eat Thousands of Mosquitoes a Night

  • Control Diseases

How to Install a Bat House

Bat houses can be a beneficial way to keeping bats on your property. Why would you want to keep bats on your property? Bats eat thousands of mosquitoes a night, which is great for homeowners. Bats are excellent for the environment. Keeping bats our of your house is one thing, but keeping them on your property is very beneficial. Here are some key things to consider when installing a bat house.

  • Install a bat house on an open tree or pole at least 100 feet from your home.
  • Try installing a bat house near swamps, ponds, and streams.
  • Paint your bat house a dark color so it will collect heat from the sun.
  • Face the bat house opening South or South East, so it will attract the most sunlight.
  • Bat houses come in all shapes and sizes. Install a four chamber bat house to get as many bats to colonize as possible.
  • Try to install the bat house as least 12 feet high so the bats can freely enter and exit their home.
  • Install a lining on the inside of the chambers to give the bats something easy to grip onto.
  • Mix some bat guano or bat attraction paste on the inside of the bat house to allow for the scent of bats.

Remember not all bats will join the bat house. Sometimes it takes a long amount of time and time of year for them to join. If you already have bats in the attic they will not leave your attic to go into the bat house. You should know how to get rid of bats before you install a bat house. If you live in a neighborhood the bats are more likely to colonize in an attic and not in the bat house. Bats can live in attics to remain warm all year long.

Bat House Installation Services in These Areas

Common areas we serve throughout our Michigan service area are: Bay City, Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids, Ovid, St. Johns, Westphalia,Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Ottisville, Swartz Creek,Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston, Jackson, Grass Lake, Almont, Attica, Clifford,Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake, Argentine, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemons, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Midland, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee, Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon, Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland