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Dad's Black Bat House

  • Dad's Black Bat House Fully Painted, ready to hang
  • Little Brown Bats inside dad's bat house.
Price:
$87.99
SKU:
10157
Weight:
12.00 LBS
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Product Description

This bat house was custom built for you.  Most of the regions in the United States require a dark or black bat house for best results, so we painted this one for you with a quality exterior paint, so it comes ready to hang.  This bat house measures 24" long, 16" wide and 6" deep, so it will hold up to 300 little brown bats.  This bat box is also large enough for nesting colonies and has the proper ventilation required.  The front, top and sides are made with weather resistant cedar and the back is made using an exterior grade plywood.  The interior has 3 chambers, so the bats can move around and move the the area of the house which they are most comfortable.

Bat houses should be placed on a building at least 15 feet up off the ground, facing south-east, so it catches the heat of the morning sun.  Black bat houses are acceptable in almost the entire United States.  In fact, the only states where black would potentially get too hot include Texas, Arizona, Southern California and the southern tip of Nevada.

Made in the USA using cedar and exterior grade plywood. (not to be confused with treated plywood.  The plywood we use for the backs of these bat houses is made using an exterior grade glue, which will withstand the elements.  Treated plywood actually has chemicals in it to withstand the weather.  We do NOT use treated plywood on any of our bat houses, birdhouses or bird feeders.)

Why are our bat houses better?

  1. "Dad's" bat houses are all 100% glued, then sealed with a strong exterior grade caulk, so they are totally wind and water proof.
  2. Our houses come ready to hang, they don't require you to paint or stain them.  If you want mounting holes drilled in it, just tell us how you are going to mount it, and we'd be happy to prepare it for you.  Just leave instructions in the order notes.
  3. Our houses are lined with nylon mesh, secured with stainless steel staples, so the mesh will stay put for years and years to come.
  4. Look at the top of the house.  Ours does not have a screw hole in it.  We come from below with our screws, so the top is solid wood, more weather resistant than other bat houses.
  5. Ours is bigger.  The cute little bat houses...well, they are just that, they are meant to look cute, not attract bats.  Our bat houses are built to the size recommended by the Organization for Bat Conservation and Bat Conservation International.  They WILL attract bats!  For more inforamtion about bats, just click on one of the links below.

Approved by the Organization for Bat Conservation!  A donation will be made to the OBC for each bat house sold.  Find out more about the OBC, including becoming a member by clicking here.

 

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Dad's Bat Houses are also approved by Bat Conservation International. For more information about Bat Conservation International, just click on the image below:

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  1. Dad's - Black Bat House

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Jun 2013

    Item came as described. Built solid. Sealed very good. Good coating of paint. Excellent price as compared to other houses of same size. Would buy from them again. A++++++