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More bats and greater microclimate options on a single post • Seamless \"No Maintenance\"  Exterior • Made in the USA • Multiple Crevice Sizes for Nationwide Use • Attic Pup Ledge • Rear Vent Exit and front vent • Rear Perch Panel  cool off crevice\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRelated instruction manuals for the ColonyLodge: \u003ca title=\"bat house manuals\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\"\u003eAll About Bat Houses and ColonyLodge.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eBat house experts agree that providing more options for bats may increase the success of bats establishing a colony. Bat houses installed in a back-to-back configuration \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eprovide more diverse microclimate options, and \u003c\/span\u003eare often more successful than a single bat house on a post. This Duplex kit includes two ColonyLodge bat houses, two wood post mount kits including perch panels, and all hardware for assembly. A 4''x6''x16' PT wood post obtained locally is recommended as the minimum size post. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBCM's ColonyLodge incorporates space suitable for even more species around the country, and includes our unique sloped ceiling crevice that allows bats to snuggle against the warm roof\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e, and may prevent pups from falling out!\u003c\/strong\u003e An extra-wide 1.5'' crevice is suitable for big brown bats found across most of the country, Pallid bats in the West, and Florida bonneted bats in the south half of Florida. Mexican free tail and many myotis spp. will take advantage of \"double stacking\" in this crevice.  \u003cem\u003eBCM's \"Universal\" ColonyLodge may house the widest range of species including little brown bats, Mexican free-tailed bats, Indiana bats, big brown bats, Southeastern myotis, Northern long-eared myotis, Pallid bats, Florida bonneted bats, Western long-eared myotis, cave myotis, Yuma myotis, evening bats, Tri-colored bats, Pallas' mastiff bat, and others. \u003c\/em\u003eThis back-to-back configuration is highly recommended when big brown bats are the target species.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you?\u003c\/strong\u003e Select black, brown, or green for most northern states and high elevations. Select tan for warmer climates such as all the Gulf Coast states and low elevation\/desert of AZ, NM, and CA. 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Larger bat species would be less capacity.)\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCustom bat-shaped front vent and vertical rear vent for air-transfer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRear exit vent allows bats to cool off on a Perch Panel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAvailable in 4 colors (Black, Tan, Dark Green, and Dark Brown)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSeamless exterior shell, significantly outlasts any wooden bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e4 Chambers (both 0.75\" and 1.50'' s\u003c\/span\u003euitable for at least 14 North American bat species\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSpecial interior Attic Ledge favored by pups\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSelf-cleaning; all dropping fall out naturally\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/bat-house-installation-quote\" title=\"bat house installation service\"\u003eInstallation available in PA and surrounding states, request a quote \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat included?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eTwo assembled ColonyLodge bat houses\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTwo Wood Post Mount Kits with Perch Panel, including lag bolt hardware\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\" title=\"bat house manuals\"\u003eAll About Bat Houses, ColonyLodge, and Mount Kit electronic manuals\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWatertight roofing screws for attaching ColonyLodge to Wood Post Mount\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's needed?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCordless drill or screwdriver or wrench with 1\/4'' and 9\/16'' socket\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA readily available wood post is a\u003c\/span\u003e pressure-treated 4\" x 4\" x 16' or 4\" x 6\" x 16' which is \u003cstrong\u003ecemented\u003c\/strong\u003e 2.5'+ into the ground. Alternately you can screw two 2''x6''x16' posts together to create a post. Use a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/bat-house-accessories\" title=\"post protector for bat house\"\u003epost protector\/saver\u003c\/a\u003e to extend the life of the post if in wet areas.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003e Installation instructions included in the \u003c\/i\u003e\u003ca title=\"bat house manuals\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\"\u003e\u003ci\u003emanual All About Bat Houses and also the ColonyLodge mounting suggestions.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eSee our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/blogs\/bat-roosts\" title=\"bat house information\"\u003eResources \u0026amp; Free Advice\u003c\/a\u003e for step-by-step instructions on how to mount this bat house on a post or building.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat House Return Policy:\u003c\/strong\u003e Within 30 days of receipt, full refund less $20 restocking fee. 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charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBack-to-Back bat house kit! More bats and greater microclimate options on a single post • Seamless \"No Maintenance\"  Exterior • Made in the USA • Multiple Crevice Sizes for Nationwide Use • Attic Pup Ledge • Rear Vent Exit and front vent • Rear Perch Panel  cool off crevice\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRelated instruction manuals for the ColonyLodge: \u003ca title=\"bat house manuals\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\"\u003eAll About Bat Houses and ColonyLodge.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eBat house experts agree that providing more options for bats may increase the success of bats establishing a colony. Bat houses installed in a back-to-back configuration \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eprovide more diverse microclimate options, and \u003c\/span\u003eare often more successful than a single bat house on a post. This Duplex kit includes two ColonyLodge bat houses, two wood post mount kits including perch panels, and all hardware for assembly. A 4''x6''x16' PT wood post obtained locally is recommended as the minimum size post. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBCM's ColonyLodge incorporates space suitable for even more species around the country, and includes our unique sloped ceiling crevice that allows bats to snuggle against the warm roof\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e, and may prevent pups from falling out!\u003c\/strong\u003e An extra-wide 1.5'' crevice is suitable for big brown bats found across most of the country, Pallid bats in the West, and Florida bonneted bats in the south half of Florida. Mexican free tail and many myotis spp. will take advantage of \"double stacking\" in this crevice.  \u003cem\u003eBCM's \"Universal\" ColonyLodge may house the widest range of species including little brown bats, Mexican free-tailed bats, Indiana bats, big brown bats, Southeastern myotis, Northern long-eared myotis, Pallid bats, Florida bonneted bats, Western long-eared myotis, cave myotis, Yuma myotis, evening bats, Tri-colored bats, Pallas' mastiff bat, and others. \u003c\/em\u003eThis back-to-back configuration is highly recommended when big brown bats are the target species.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you?\u003c\/strong\u003e Select black, brown, or green for most northern states and high elevations. Select tan for warmer climates such as all the Gulf Coast states and low elevation\/desert of AZ, NM, and CA. Please see our \u003ca title=\"bat house manual\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\"\u003eAll About Bat Houses manual,\u003c\/a\u003e which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips. A seprate ColonyLodge manual is located on the same page. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHighly durable weatherproof body \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHolds ~420 myotis or free tail bats! \u003cem\u003e(calculated 2 bats per linear inch of roost space, double stacking the wide crevice, and using the attic space against the roof. Perch Panels are not included in calculation. Larger bat species would be less capacity.)\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCustom bat-shaped front vent and vertical rear vent for air-transfer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRear exit vent allows bats to cool off on a Perch Panel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAvailable in 4 colors (Black, Tan, Dark Green, and Dark Brown)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSeamless exterior shell, significantly outlasts any wooden bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e4 Chambers (both 0.75\" and 1.50'' s\u003c\/span\u003euitable for at least 14 North American bat species\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSpecial interior Attic Ledge favored by pups\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSelf-cleaning; all dropping fall out naturally\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/bat-house-installation-quote\" title=\"bat house installation service\"\u003eInstallation available in PA and surrounding states, request a quote \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat included?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eTwo assembled ColonyLodge bat houses\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTwo Wood Post Mount Kits with Perch Panel, including lag bolt hardware\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\" title=\"bat house manuals\"\u003eAll About Bat Houses, ColonyLodge, and Mount Kit electronic manuals\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWatertight roofing screws for attaching ColonyLodge to Wood Post Mount\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's needed?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCordless drill or screwdriver or wrench with 1\/4'' and 9\/16'' socket\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA readily available wood post is a\u003c\/span\u003e pressure-treated 4\" x 4\" x 16' or 4\" x 6\" x 16' which is \u003cstrong\u003ecemented\u003c\/strong\u003e 2.5'+ into the ground. Alternately you can screw two 2''x6''x16' posts together to create a post. Use a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/bat-house-accessories\" title=\"post protector for bat house\"\u003epost protector\/saver\u003c\/a\u003e to extend the life of the post if in wet areas.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003e Installation instructions included in the \u003c\/i\u003e\u003ca title=\"bat house manuals\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\"\u003e\u003ci\u003emanual All About Bat Houses and also the ColonyLodge mounting suggestions.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eSee our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/blogs\/bat-roosts\" title=\"bat house information\"\u003eResources \u0026amp; Free Advice\u003c\/a\u003e for step-by-step instructions on how to mount this bat house on a post or building.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat House Return Policy:\u003c\/strong\u003e Within 30 days of receipt, full refund less $20 restocking fee. Shipping is non-refundable.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBat house and installation overview can be seen in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/lc-bh-overview\" title=\"All About Bat Houses\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/lc-bh-overview\"\u003eonline Learning Center section All About Bat Houses.\u003c\/a\u003e Specific installation instructions included \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\" title=\"bat house manuals\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\"\u003ethe ColonyLodge mounting suggestions.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eSee our \u003ca title=\"bat house information\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/blogs\/bat-roosts\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/blogs\/bat-roosts\"\u003eResources \u0026amp; Free Advice\u003c\/a\u003e for additional step-by-step instructions on how to mount this bat house on a post or building.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eSee our\u003ca title=\"How to install a bat house\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/video-bat-house-how-tos\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/video-bat-house-how-tos\"\u003e \"How to\" videos on how to install this bat house\u003c\/a\u003e on a post or building.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eHandmade in Pennsylvania, built for use everywhere in North America\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/files\/Merlin-Tuttles-Bat-Conservation-purple-tealgreen_medium.png?v=1536252574\" alt=\"Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBCM bat houses are recommended by\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eMerlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#38761d\" style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"caret-color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eAvailable\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e; free shipping within 3-5 business \u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\" color=\"#38761d\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"caret-color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003edays\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e!\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e"}

ColonyLodge Duplex

Product Description
$545.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

Back-to-Back bat house kit! More bats and greater microclimate options on a single post • Seamless "No Maintenance"  Exterior • Made in the USA • Multiple Crevice Sizes for Nationwide Use • Attic Pup Ledge • Rear Vent Exit and front vent • Rear Perch Panel  cool off crevice

Related instruction manuals for the ColonyLodge: All About Bat Houses and ColonyLodge.

Bat house experts agree that providing more options for bats may increase the success of bats establishing a colony. Bat houses installed in a back-to-back configuration provide more diverse microclimate options, and are often more successful than a single bat house on a post. This Duplex kit includes two ColonyLodge bat houses, two wood post mount kits including perch panels, and all hardware for assembly. A 4''x6''x16' PT wood post obtained locally is recommended as the minimum size post. 

BCM's ColonyLodge incorporates space suitable for even more species around the country, and includes our unique sloped ceiling crevice that allows bats to snuggle against the warm roof, and may prevent pups from falling out! An extra-wide 1.5'' crevice is suitable for big brown bats found across most of the country, Pallid bats in the West, and Florida bonneted bats in the south half of Florida. Mexican free tail and many myotis spp. will take advantage of "double stacking" in this crevice.  BCM's "Universal" ColonyLodge may house the widest range of species including little brown bats, Mexican free-tailed bats, Indiana bats, big brown bats, Southeastern myotis, Northern long-eared myotis, Pallid bats, Florida bonneted bats, Western long-eared myotis, cave myotis, Yuma myotis, evening bats, Tri-colored bats, Pallas' mastiff bat, and others. This back-to-back configuration is highly recommended when big brown bats are the target species.

Which color bat house is best for you? Select black, brown, or green for most northern states and high elevations. Select tan for warmer climates such as all the Gulf Coast states and low elevation/desert of AZ, NM, and CA. Please see our All About Bat Houses manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips. A seprate ColonyLodge manual is located on the same page. 

  • Highly durable weatherproof body 
  • Holds ~420 myotis or free tail bats! (calculated 2 bats per linear inch of roost space, double stacking the wide crevice, and using the attic space against the roof. Perch Panels are not included in calculation. Larger bat species would be less capacity.)
  • Custom bat-shaped front vent and vertical rear vent for air-transfer
  • Rear exit vent allows bats to cool off on a Perch Panel
  • Available in 4 colors (Black, Tan, Dark Green, and Dark Brown)
  • Seamless exterior shell, significantly outlasts any wooden bat house
  • 4 Chambers (both 0.75" and 1.50'' suitable for at least 14 North American bat species
  • Special interior Attic Ledge favored by pups
  • Self-cleaning; all dropping fall out naturally
  • Installation available in PA and surrounding states, request a quote 

What included?

What's needed?

See our Resources & Free Advice for step-by-step instructions on how to mount this bat house on a post or building.

Bat House Return Policy: Within 30 days of receipt, full refund less $20 restocking fee. Shipping is non-refundable.

Bat house and installation overview can be seen in our online Learning Center section All About Bat Houses. Specific installation instructions included the ColonyLodge mounting suggestions.

See our Resources & Free Advice for additional step-by-step instructions on how to mount this bat house on a post or building.

See our "How to" videos on how to install this bat house on a post or building.

 Handmade in Pennsylvania, built for use everywhere in North America

Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation
BCM bat houses are recommended by
Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation


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"Out of Stock" items may still be purchased, but realize these items may be built-to-order or we may be at the mercy of our vendors for parts of your order or product. Shipping for out of stock items may be days or weeks after placing your order. Some speciaity items may have estimated availability mentioned in their product description above.

All international orders must be paid in full via credit card or international money order before shipping.  We currently accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and bank/wire transfers.

For international orders, any duties, tariffs or broker fees are not included in the order amount and will be collected by the shipper upon delivery. Any such fees are the responsibility of the customer. 

Please ensure the shipping address you provide can accept UPS deliveries. BCM is not responsible for any fees or delays incurred from an incorrect shipping address.

In Spanish: Todos los pedidos internacionales deben pagarse en su totalidad mediante tarjeta de crédito o giro postal internacional antes de su envío. aceptamos American Express, Visa y Mastercard.  No somos capaces de aceptar banco.

Para los pedidos internacionales, los impuestos, aranceles u honorarios de agente no están incluidos en el orden cantidad y serán recogidos por el cargador a la entrega. estas matrículas son responsabilidad del cliente.        

Por favor garantizar la dirección del envío que usted proporcione puede aceptar envíos ups. bcm no se hace responsable por el pago de honorarios o retrasos de una incorrecta dirección de envío.

What states does sales tax apply?
If products are shipped to PA, you will be charged sales tax. When you enter your shipping address to any other state, the PA sales tax is removed. 

I am tax exempt, federal/state/tribal buyer located in PA, how do I purchase?
Tax Exempt Businesses/Organizations in PA only: create an account here: https://batmanagement.com/account/register  and then email us with your account name, order items quantities, shipping and billing address, and include your tax exempt number. You will then be sent a link to your order which you can pay online normally. We will also set your account to be tax-exempt so that future orders from that account can be made without extra steps. 

I am tax exempt, federal/state/tribal buyer located outside of PA, how do I purchase?
Simply add items to your cart and checkout. When you enter your shipping address outside of PA, the PA sales tax will be removed. BCM does not collect tax for any other states. It is not necessary to contact us with tax-exempt paperwork, etc. if you are outside of PA.

Do you accept Purchase Orders (PO)?
We accept POs from recognized US based organizations for items shipped domestically. We reserve the right to refuse any PO. There may be a 10% service fee applied to all POs. 

Can I cancel attending a workshop/event?
Full refunds are given if cancelled 28 days prior to the start of an event. Event registrations are transferable. For more details please see the Workshop Training General Info & Cancellation Policy 

What can I return?
You may return new, unopened items sold within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Shirts, hats, and mugs are made to order and are not returnable.

When will I get my refund?
Most refunds are fully refunded in 3-5 business days after we receive and process your return.

Does BCM do replacements?
We can only replace the exact item and version you ordered, and you are responsible to return the damaged item within 30 days. If you want to exchange for a different item, you will need to return the item and place a new order.

Pettersson D500x and M500 Bat Detectors Return and Exchange Policy
All detectors are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the hardware and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

BCM will confirm the unit is defective was not abused or water damaged. BCM will replace the unit at our discretion usually within one week. Units requiring repairs may take 6-8 weeks.

Pettersson factory warranty is one year.

D500x External Microphone Return Policy
All microphones are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the Microphone and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

DOA microphones are replaced immediately at no charge. There is a $150 for refurbishing used microphones, shipped immediately if in stock.

Electronics
Electronics purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be in new condition with original packaging and accessories. All bat detectors sold by BCM are supported by the device's manufacturers. In the unlikely event a detector appears to be defective, please contact the customer support network for the computer manufacturer to have it serviced under warranty. Pettersson D500x/M500 devices have specific policies, see above.

Software
Software titles purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be unopened and still in their plastic wrap.

General items

Other items purchased from BCM can only be returned if:

  • The return is packaged and shipped in the original packaging.
  • The items are still in new condition.
  • You ship your return within 30 days of receipt of the original shipment.

Any returns that do not meet the above qualifications may receive a reduced refund or be returned to the purchaser. Some items may incur a restocking fee as these items must be inspected, tested, and repackaged. If a restocking fee applies it will be noted on the product information page.  All returns will be less original shipping costs.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Ask BCM a Question
  • Can I use this with a metal pole instead? Do you offer an adapter for that?

    We don't stock a metal pole mount as there are too many different sizes and shapes. These brackets might be adapted in some way to mount lightweight bat houses.

    You can alternately drill holes in 2x4 brackets and feed similar stainless steel band clamps thru the mounts and around the pole. These are various sizes at any hardware store. Wrapping the clamp in rubber (an old bicycle tube) may prevent the bat house from rotating in the wind, or use a self tapping roofing screw to pin the bat house in place. 

    If mounting the duplex version, first consider if the pole will bea able to take the weight. Consider attaching the mounts directly thru the metal pole with stainless steel bolts.

  • Hi I’m looking at the Coloneylodge duplex., qty 2 one for me and a neighbor. Would the front vents be issue for Michigan regarding warmth? We’re located near Ann Arbor Michigan.

    Hello - for MI I would recommend the stock ColonyLodge without any modifications, any of the 3 dark colors. Please see the manuals at https://batmanagement.com/pages/manuals for more mounting suggestions. Thanks- JC

  • We want to put this up in Healdsburg, CA, which can get >100 degrees in the summer, with cool nights. What color should we get?

    Hello- I would start with the dark brown, and be sure to use our mounting kits (included with the Duplex) that provide the extra "cool off" chamber on the back of the ColonyLodges. Be sure to scratch up the backs of the ColonyLodges with a utility knife to best make use of this feature. -JC

  • Hi, I live in a CT forest. I'm wondering if your houses can be attached to a tree via a strap so we could have one facing sunny south in winter, then move it around to the shady north side of the tree in summer.

    You could bolt a strap of some sort across the back of any bat house, because of the weight involved you would need large washers or a backing plate so that the strap doesn't blow out. Bats may use bat houses on the shoulder seasons, so deciding when to move the bat house would be problematic. It would be far simpler to simply install several bat houses around the property in various degrees of solar exposure and let the bats move among them. -JC

  • I am looking g for some one to install bat house on may property.I live in Rockville Md.20854 and am unable to fin d 16 /20 foot wooden post.I am a senior and need assistance. Please advise.

    Hello- we may be able to help you out; please fill out this form so we have an idea which bat house you are interested in, as well as your complete address.... https://batmanagement.com/pages/bat-house-installation-quote

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