Four Chamber Nursery Bat House - BCI Certified
This four chamber bat house is built to meet and exceed all 10 of Bat Conservation International (BCI) certification requirements. We've taken great effort to create a completely finished, durable, practical and easy to install bat house. Has a small chamber at the top for birthing bats.
Now approved by Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation (MTBC).
Featuring an Integrated Mounting Cleat for easy hanging!
Watch as we build a four chamber bat house:
We use high quality building materials: exterior grade ACX plywood, weatherproof fasteners, a 50 year polyurethane adhesive caulk, and two coats of premium, self priming exterior water-based paint. All interior surfaces have cut grooves giving bats a permanent gripping texture that will never come loose and entangle or injure the bats. Internal baffles are spaced 3/4" apart; the research based, bat preferred spacing. The roof is painted with a complimentary 10X deck paint to improve appearance, durability and solar heating.
Includes a complete manual that covers where and how to install your bat house for the best chance of success. Select from 3 different colors, based upon the average (July) high temperatures for your area. If your average July temperature is 84 degrees or less, please go back to "Finished Bat Houses" and select a cold weather bat house.
Made in the USA
Dimension: H 31" x W 20" x D 6.25"
Weight: 28 lbs.
Bat Capacity*: about 350 to 400
Cubic Inches of Roosting Space: 1000
*We attempt to be honest with our estimates allowing approx 3 cubic inches for each bat. This includes an allowance for unused space since the bats will not pack the house top to bottom. Some species will crowd in very tightly, others will not. Here's the math: "Cubic Inches of Roosting space / 3 Cubic Inches = estimate of capacity".
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At first I was concerned that this would be too big but after installing it on the south-west side of my two-story home, I knew I made the right choice. From the ground it looks so small and I knew a smaller house would have looked tiny in comparison! I know I made the right decision because this house would provide more opportunities to provide a nice home for my new neighbors! Quality- The Balls have paid a lot of attention to the quality and details on these houses. Don't believe me? Watch all their youtube videos. You'll be convinced these folks have set the standards really high and you'll be measuring every other house on the market to their bat houses. I'm convinced you will be back and make your purchase here. Ordering/Delivery- Just as I expected, no problem. UPS delivered it to my front door intact. Prep- Make sure you do most of your work on the ground and not up on the ladder. My stud finder didn't really do a good job of helping me locate the studs but the nails in the wall helped me to locate the studs. Pre-drill the marked drill locations if you're going mount on 16 inch/centers of your studs. Note: You may need a longer drill bit because the pre-marked drill spot is too close to the bottom of the house and I couldn't get my drill straight because the face of the house was in the way of the drill chuck. Alternatively, just move your drill spot a little lower. Installation - Once the cleat was installed, the rest of the work was easy. I pre-drilled into the studs and secured the house with some lag bolts. There is only one mounting cleat. There isn't one for the bottom of the house. The house does not sit perpendicular to the wall. Small tilt forward but not a big deal. Would have liked to have included some suggestions or recommendations on which hardware to use in the instructions. For my hanging scenario, I gave the HD guy the specs and we came up with toggle bolts or some of those wall anchors that open in the back. I ended up using the toggle bolts. Not that I recommend you do this too, but I had to double-check I hit the studs. I would never be able to sleep at night thinking this thing may fall one day because I didn't install it correctly and have a house full of bats fall to the ground from so high up. After climbing in the attic and finding the studs, all is good! Now waiting for my new neighbors to move in and enjoy their new home. PS. Just in case - I will be caulking my house up tight just to make sure they don't think about roosting in my attic too!
This is most in my opinion the best built bat house on the market both in construction and design. A lot of thought went into the design and the quality of construction is superb. It is well worth the price.
I have been very pleased with the quality and workmanship of the two bat houses I recently purchased. I found the custom work very detailed and pleasing. The bats are sure to love them....and will hopefully move out of our attic. The condo complex I work in has had bats in the attic for the last few years. I found so much great information on your website and was able to find a harm free approach to dealing with our bats. They are welcome to stay, just not in our attic. The houses are up and we are watching nightly to see the progress of relocation. I am 100 percent pleased with my purchase.
Great looking. French cleat made it easy to hang. Can't wait to see the bats make a home of it.
The bat houses i purchased were great although there was some slight damage to one of the boxes. The shingles along one side were a little mangled.
Great attention to detail