{"id":112521969691,"title":"BCM Triple Chamber Bat House DIY Kit","handle":"three-chamber-bat-house-diy-kit","description":"\u003cp class=\"f-fp\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur \u003cspan class=\"style243\"\u003eThree Chamber Bat House Kit\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003esaves you the bother of dealing with large sheets of plywood, painstaking roughening, and gathering some supplies. All parts are ready for assembly. Included in this kit are: a 16-page assembly manual, painting instructions for your locality, 2 slotted sides, roughened yellow pine front and back, two roughened baffles, screws, roof, roof supports, construction adhesive, and a black asphalt roofing shingle.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eOur 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\"\u003eEach 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 have been documented becoming trapped under it. The finished box requires exterior paint or stain to complete.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eApproved by Bat Conservation International. Invented 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 planning to use this box on a post. This kit is demonstrated at 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\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eAssembling with a child? \u003cspan class=\"style384\"\u003eWe suggest helping squeeze the caulking gun. When drilling, it may be best for the adult to start each screw partway into the wood, then letting Junior squeeze the drill trigger and set the screw.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style243\"\u003eGeneral Specifications:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style411\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\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\u003cspan class=\"style227\"\u003e(\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/housemanual.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style227\"\u003eadditional manuals are a free download\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style227\"\u003e).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Whats in the box?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eKit includes:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e16-page manual, back, front, sides, roof strips, baffles, asphalt roofing material, and construction adhesive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eTools required:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003escrewdriver (preferably electric 14 volt or higher), heavy-duty staple gun, utility knife, paint, and caulking gun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\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\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eAvailable In Stock, \u003cem\u003eUsually Ships 1-2 Days\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"style498\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2017-09-22T11:44:12-04:00","created_at":"2017-09-22T12:39:09-04:00","vendor":"Bat Conservation and Management","type":"Bat House","tags":["All wood material"],"price":6400,"price_min":6400,"price_max":15300,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":1224529281051,"title":"DIY Kit","option1":"DIY Kit","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH3Kit","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Triple Chamber Bat House DIY Kit - 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All parts are ready for assembly. Included in this kit are: a 16-page assembly manual, painting instructions for your locality, 2 slotted sides, roughened yellow pine front and back, two roughened baffles, screws, roof, roof supports, construction adhesive, and a black asphalt roofing shingle.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eOur 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\"\u003eEach 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 have been documented becoming trapped under it. The finished box requires exterior paint or stain to complete.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eApproved by Bat Conservation International. Invented 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 planning to use this box on a post. This kit is demonstrated at 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\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eAssembling with a child? \u003cspan class=\"style384\"\u003eWe suggest helping squeeze the caulking gun. When drilling, it may be best for the adult to start each screw partway into the wood, then letting Junior squeeze the drill trigger and set the screw.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style243\"\u003eGeneral Specifications:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style411\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\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\u003cspan class=\"style227\"\u003e(\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/housemanual.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style227\"\u003eadditional manuals are a free download\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style227\"\u003e).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Whats in the box?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eKit includes:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e16-page manual, back, front, sides, roof strips, baffles, asphalt roofing material, and construction adhesive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eTools required:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style347\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003escrewdriver (preferably electric 14 volt or higher), heavy-duty staple gun, utility knife, paint, and caulking gun.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style498\"\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\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eAvailable In Stock, \u003cem\u003eUsually Ships 1-2 Days\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"style498\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e"}

BCM Triple Chamber Bat House DIY Kit

Product Description

Our Three Chamber Bat House Kit saves you the bother of dealing with large sheets of plywood, painstaking roughening, and gathering some supplies. All parts are ready for assembly. Included in this kit are: a 16-page assembly manual, painting instructions for your locality, 2 slotted sides, roughened yellow pine front and back, two roughened baffles, screws, roof, roof supports, construction adhesive, and a black asphalt roofing shingle.

Our decorative bat design on the front is actually a vent that helps prevents bats from overheating.

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 have been documented becoming trapped under it. The finished box requires exterior paint or stain to complete.

Approved by Bat Conservation International. Invented and built in Pennsylvania. A pole mount is suggested if planning to use this box on a post. This kit is demonstrated at Bat Conservation International's annual Bat Conservation and Management Pennsylvania Workshop since 2002.

Assembling with a child? We suggest helping squeeze the caulking gun. When drilling, it may be best for the adult to start each screw partway into the wood, then letting Junior squeeze the drill trigger and set the screw.

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).

 Whats in the box?

Kit includes: 16-page manual, back, front, sides, roof strips, baffles, asphalt roofing material, and construction adhesive.

Tools required: screwdriver (preferably electric 14 volt or higher), heavy-duty staple gun, utility knife, paint, and caulking gun.

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

Available In Stock, Usually Ships 1-2 Days

$64.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Do I attach plastic mesh to all inside surfaces?

    The only mesh we can advocate is "pet screen" material. This seems to be very tough and resists shredding from bat claws. Don't use metal. Generally however, it is easier and better for the long term to avoid mesh. Scratch all interior surfaces and landing plate area manually with a utility knife. 

  • 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.

  • Hello! I am interested in your bat house kit. Do you ship to B.C. Canada? Thanks!

    We ship items worldwide; to see if we ship to your country simply place the items of interest in your cart, complete the shipping address, and the system will provide a total cost with shipping if we are able to ship to your location.

  • 1) When is the best time to put a bat house up. I'm looking to do one upstate new york (palatine bridge). Is it too late for this year. 2) What radius do the bats hunt from the bat house. 3) How far away does a water source have to be.

    Hi anytime is good to install a bat house, but in northern states ~October thru ~March bats generally don't use bat houses. So, installing in the winter means the bat house just sits out in the elements an extra winter. Gulf Coast states, TX, NM, AZ, and CA will have possible bat use year-round at lower elevations.    Bats may forage up to a few miles from the roost, but some species travel further... 20-60 miles!   It's better to have freshwater within 1/4 mile of the roost, although this can also be simply a swimming pool.

  • What type of wood is this? I live in WI and want to make sure its heavy duty enough for our weather.

    All of our bat bouses are yellow pine plywood, with the exteriors being 1/2''. Regardless of what region you are in, all wooden bat houses should be painted (black is fine for WI). In addition all bat houses will fail sooner or later where the roof meets the back. Consider bending/ attaching metal flashing (found locally) over the roof and this lip and painting black for the longest life.

  • What is the difference in number of chambers, Why would you need a 3 chamber over say a single chamber? Thank You

    Hello Michael- statistically when bat house occupancy nationwide was researched some 15-20 years ago, multi-chamber bat houses always became occupied sooner and overall were more successful than single chamber bat houses. Only when a single chamber bat house was placed on the sunny side of a building did they hold their own with other models. We presume this has to do with the larger bat houses having more mass and therefore able to stay warmer longer into the night, when on a post.  So single chamber bat houses are inexpensive, and possibly a good option if you are starting out and have a good mounting location like on a sunny building, or if you are targeting FL Bonneted Bats (which is what they seem to prefer). We tend to suggest mounting someplace away from people traffic and to get a sunny location that's usually on a post, and so the multi-chambers work well in more situations. And of course the multi-chambers allow for more bats, and the baffles at the top create more of a roost opportunity not found in the single chamber.

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