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Install a Bat House



Installing a backyard bat house is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to nature. And your bat-tenants will pay you back with some wonderful benefits.

Bats are essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems. Most bats eat huge amounts of insects, including farm pests and many of the nasty bugs that harass outdoor gatherings. You'll also enjoy learning more about bats as you watch them come and go from the home you provided.

And homes are often in short supply for bats. Their populations are declining around the world, often because of disappearing habitat.

Bat Conservation International can help by recommending certified bat houses, as well as the in-depth information and plans in our Bat House Builders Handbook. Community bat houses are designed to house entire bat colonies numbering in the thousands. The following Bat House Flyers provide building plans and advice for a successful project, more downloads are available on our Resources page.

Criteria For Successful Bat Houses      Tips Attracting Bats

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 March 2012
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