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{"id":112474619931,"title":"BCM Triple Chamber Bat House","handle":"three-chamber-bat-house","description":"\u003ch3\u003eThree Chamber Bat House advantages: larger thermal mass is suitable for all climates and standard 0.75'' crevices for nationwide use.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style244 f-fp\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur three chamber bat houses are based on the Pennsylvania Game Commission's most successful design.\u003c\/strong\u003e Built in PA by BCM, the most solid full featured wooden bat house available. Not sold elsewhere. Material: all wood\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"f-fp\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eWe have assembled all the critical elements of the box, including the roof and the interior crevices. The exterior is tough 1\/2'' thick plywood with all seams glued and sealed. Our decorative bat design on the front is actually a vent that helps prevents bats from overheating.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eNo drilling or screw driving is required except when mounting to a post or building. Each interior surface has been permanently roughened by hand in various directions for the best \"batholds\" possible. We DO NOT use screen material for baffles as it has been shown to shred over time and pups can become trapped under it. This box should be painted appropriately for your area, and generally plan on \u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003eblack or a shade of brown (see \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Batcentral\/batboxes\/choosingsite.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003ecolor chart\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Batcentral\/batboxes\/choosingsite.html\" target=\"_blank\" class=\"item9\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003efor your area). Minimal caulking is recommended to finish the roof, then the roofing shingle should be attached. Includes 16-page manual with complete finishing, site determination, installation, and maintenance instructions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eApproved by Bat Conservation International. Created and built in Pennsylvania. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/access.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003epole mount\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e is suggested if placing this box on a post. This bat house has been built as a demonstration during Bat Conservation International's annual \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batcon.org\/home\/index.asp?idPage=30\" target=\"_blank\" class=\"item9\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eBat Conservation and Management Pennsylvania Workshop\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e since 2002.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style233\"\u003eHow to finish this bat house\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003ePaint or stain a c\u003cspan class=\"style55\"\u003eolor according to your climate (see \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/housemanual.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003emanual\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e). Use 3 or more coats.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eUse adhesive to caulk around the roof, and then glue on the included roofing shingle. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003eYou may add a tube of exterior grade adhesive to your order at checkout to save a trip to the hardware store.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eScrew the bat house to the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/access.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003epole mount\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e and a 4''x6''x16' post (~$35 at local lumber yards) cemented 3' into the ground, or attach to the sunny side of a structure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style71\"\u003eMetal telescoping poles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003e sold by bird house vendors are \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style71\"\u003etoo flimsy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003e for any of our bat houses.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse the remaining adhesive to coat the upper mounting lip of the bat house that will be exposed to weather\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eTouch up the paint and say \"Just a\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style55\"\u003edd bats!\"\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\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\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eGeneral Specifications:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSafe holding capacity: ~100 bats @ 2 bats per linear inch of roosting crevice\u003cbr\u003eheight: 24''; width: 18''; depth: 4''; weight: 12 lbs.\u003cbr\u003eInternal chambers: 3; chamber spacing: 0.75''-1''\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style251\"\u003eSpecifications subject to change without notice. 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The exterior is tough 1\/2'' thick plywood with all seams glued and sealed. Our decorative bat design on the front is actually a vent that helps prevents bats from overheating.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eNo drilling or screw driving is required except when mounting to a post or building. Each interior surface has been permanently roughened by hand in various directions for the best \"batholds\" possible. We DO NOT use screen material for baffles as it has been shown to shred over time and pups can become trapped under it. This box should be painted appropriately for your area, and generally plan on \u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003eblack or a shade of brown (see \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Batcentral\/batboxes\/choosingsite.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003ecolor chart\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Batcentral\/batboxes\/choosingsite.html\" target=\"_blank\" class=\"item9\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003efor your area). Minimal caulking is recommended to finish the roof, then the roofing shingle should be attached. Includes 16-page manual with complete finishing, site determination, installation, and maintenance instructions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eApproved by Bat Conservation International. Created and built in Pennsylvania. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/access.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003epole mount\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e is suggested if placing this box on a post. This bat house has been built as a demonstration during Bat Conservation International's annual \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batcon.org\/home\/index.asp?idPage=30\" target=\"_blank\" class=\"item9\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eBat Conservation and Management Pennsylvania Workshop\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e since 2002.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style233\"\u003eHow to finish this bat house\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003ePaint or stain a c\u003cspan class=\"style55\"\u003eolor according to your climate (see \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/housemanual.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003emanual\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e). Use 3 or more coats.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eUse adhesive to caulk around the roof, and then glue on the included roofing shingle. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003eYou may add a tube of exterior grade adhesive to your order at checkout to save a trip to the hardware store.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eScrew the bat house to the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/access.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003epole mount\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e and a 4''x6''x16' post (~$35 at local lumber yards) cemented 3' into the ground, or attach to the sunny side of a structure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style71\"\u003eMetal telescoping poles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003e sold by bird house vendors are \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style71\"\u003etoo flimsy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003e for any of our bat houses.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse the remaining adhesive to coat the upper mounting lip of the bat house that will be exposed to weather\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eTouch up the paint and say \"Just a\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style55\"\u003edd bats!\"\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\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\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eGeneral Specifications:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSafe holding capacity: ~100 bats @ 2 bats per linear inch of roosting crevice\u003cbr\u003eheight: 24''; width: 18''; depth: 4''; weight: 12 lbs.\u003cbr\u003eInternal chambers: 3; chamber spacing: 0.75''-1''\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style251\"\u003eSpecifications subject to change without notice. Multiple orders will ship with 2 manuals maximum unless otherwise requested \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/housemanual.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style227\"\u003e(additional manuals are a free download).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eAvailable In Stock, \u003cem\u003eUsually Ships 1-2 Days\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e"}

BCM Triple Chamber Bat House

Product Description

Three Chamber Bat House advantages: larger thermal mass is suitable for all climates and standard 0.75'' crevices for nationwide use.

Our three chamber bat houses are based on the Pennsylvania Game Commission's most successful design. Built in PA by BCM, the most solid full featured wooden bat house available. Not sold elsewhere. Material: all wood

We have assembled all the critical elements of the box, including the roof and the interior crevices. The exterior is tough 1/2'' thick plywood with all seams glued and sealed. Our decorative bat design on the front is actually a vent that helps prevents bats from overheating.

No drilling or screw driving is required except when mounting to a post or building. Each interior surface has been permanently roughened by hand in various directions for the best "batholds" possible. We DO NOT use screen material for baffles as it has been shown to shred over time and pups can become trapped under it. This box should be painted appropriately for your area, and generally plan on black or a shade of brown (see color chart for your area). Minimal caulking is recommended to finish the roof, then the roofing shingle should be attached. Includes 16-page manual with complete finishing, site determination, installation, and maintenance instructions.

Approved by Bat Conservation International. Created and built in Pennsylvania. A pole mount is suggested if placing this box on a post. This bat house has been built as a demonstration during Bat Conservation International's annual Bat Conservation and Management Pennsylvania Workshop since 2002.

How to finish this bat house:

  1. Paint or stain a color according to your climate (see manual). Use 3 or more coats.
  2. Use adhesive to caulk around the roof, and then glue on the included roofing shingle. You may add a tube of exterior grade adhesive to your order at checkout to save a trip to the hardware store.
  3. Screw the bat house to the pole mount and a 4''x6''x16' post (~$35 at local lumber yards) cemented 3' into the ground, or attach to the sunny side of a structure. Metal telescoping poles sold by bird house vendors are too flimsy for any of our bat houses.
  4. Use the remaining adhesive to coat the upper mounting lip of the bat house that will be exposed to weather
  5. Touch up the paint and say "Just add bats!"

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

General Specifications:
Safe holding capacity: ~100 bats @ 2 bats per linear inch of roosting crevice
height: 24''; width: 18''; depth: 4''; weight: 12 lbs.
Internal chambers: 3; chamber spacing: 0.75''-1''
Specifications subject to change without notice. Multiple orders will ship with 2 manuals maximum unless otherwise requested
(additional manuals are a free download).

Available In Stock, Usually Ships 1-2 Days

$84.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Ask BCM a Question
  • Should I paint the inside of my bat house?

    No need to paint -all- of the insides. Use black spray paint to darken the bottom few inches of the baffles -after- the bat house is constructed. This cuts down on the light reflected up into the bat house from the bottom. You don't really want bats hanging out on paint, so no need to paint all the insides of the bat house.

  • I actually have a perfect tree with the right sun exposure. Can I mount this on a tree?

    If your tree gets quite a lot of direct sun, it may be suitable. Do -not- bother with a tree if the bat house will not get 8+ hours of direct sunlight. Here are some steps to help you attach the pole mount (which is two separate pieces of wood) to something round and irregular like a tree trunk:   1) Lay out the pole mount brackets square to each other with the proper spacing on a table. Test fit the bat house onto them to be sure you have them at the correct distances apart. 2) Temporarily and securely attach scrap wood to both ends of the pole mounts, so that you essentially make a rigid “frame”, which will keep the proper spacing and orientation of the pole mounts.  3) Take this “frame” to the tree, and screw the pole mounts to the tree using stainless steel lag bolts (not included in the kit). I believe if you do not use stainless steel lag bolts you run the risk of killing the tree! That said, if the tree is not healthy, any bolting into it may kill it. 4) You should not be able to remove the scrap wood that was holding the mounts flat and parallel. If not much twisting or shifting occurred, the bat house should mate nicely with the mounts. 

  • Cedar vs. yellow pine wood for the most durable bat house and lowest maintenance?

    The wood thickness has something to do with it,  how many screws are used to hold it all together, and how well the bat houses have been finished (how many coats of paint used, etc.). So, material is actually not a big player in this in my opinion. True cedar may be more insect resistant, but either box will probably fall apart from normal weathering long before insect damage comes into play. A BCI study clearly showed that bat houses finished with stain or paint were used more often than unfinished ones, so for best results those sweet smelling cedar bat houses really should be painted anyway. 
      The longest lasting bat houses will be the plastic shells such as the Four Chamber Premium.

  • How high above the ground should I set up my bat house?

    The bottom of bat houses should be at least 10’ above the ground. Higher is fine but no lower as bats need a swoop zone to gain airspeed. 

  • Will I have bats at 8500 feet in the mountains of Colorado? Would love to put up a house but not sure I've ever seen or heard one at our cabin.

    Hello I investigated some rather nice cabins of a client that were having seasonal bat conflicts near Steamboat Lake, CO which is at 8100'. As bats are found seemingly just about everywhere, I don't think your location is out of the question at all! For roost selection you might consider the Rocket Roost https://batmanagement.com/products/bcm-rocket-box or the 4 Chamber Premium Bat House https://batmanagement.com/products/four-chamber-premium-bat-house with the "universial core" which is intended for a wide range of species preferences.

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