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Install a Bat House

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. In temperate latitudes, like the United States and Europe, the bat species most likely to occupy a backyard bat house are insectivores that eat huge amounts of insects, including agricultural pests and some 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, which is posted here for free and easy download.  

For additional information about bat houses and other types of artificial roosts used by bats, please visit our Artificial Roosts page.

 

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