Michigan Bat Control | Installing a Bat House

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.

Four Ways to Attract Bats to a Bat House

Having no good luck bring in bats to a bat house established in your yard? Try these four straightforward tricks to make it occur. Having bats as neighbors can be incredibly advantageous as they can aid keep the mosquito populace down.

  1. Examine the Bat House Positioning

    It might all come down to the positioning of the bat house. Your bat residence might be having difficulty drawing in bats due to the fact that it's positioned as well reduced or it's not getting sufficient sunshine throughout the day. Below are some things to look out for when you mount your bat house.

    Height: according to Bat Conservation International (BCI), bat houses must be placed at least 10 feet over ground. The optimal height is between 12 to 20 feet.

    Sunshine: bat houses function best when they get at least 6 to eight hrs of direct sunlight. This aids develop a favorable temperature inside the bat home. The excellent temperature is in between 80 and 100 levels Fahrenheit.

    Lights: keep the bat house away from lights, such as outdoor lamps and security lights. Bat homes ought to not be mounted near a deck or terrace.

    Trees: bat residences can be mounted on trees however they don't necessarily give a perfect environment due to three reasons: bat residence could get much less sunlight among the branches, bats might end up being much more prone to killers, as well as the tree branches can become obstructive to a bat's flight path.

  2. Importance of Water

    Bat nests are most often located near resources of water (e.g. fish ponds, lakes, slow-flowing streams). The closer the bat home is to your location's biggest water source, the better your opportunities of drawing in bats to the bat house.

  3. Grow Night-Scented Flowers

    Grow night-scented flowers that draw in night-flying bugs like moths. Bats can consume a wide range of bugs consisting of insects, moths, chinch bugs, and also beetles.

    We recommend looking at blossoms like night primrose, honeysuckle, goldenrod, and also fleabane. Did you understand that particular types of bats are wonderful pollinators?

  4. Relevance of Timing

    You can set up the bat home at any time throughout the year but you are most likely to have more success throughout springtime and very early summer season. Do not anticipate bats to move in quickly. According to BCI, 90% of busy bat residences were made use of within 2 years. Persistence is key.

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