{"id":1943715971175,"title":"BCM Universal Four Chamber Premium Bat House","handle":"universal-four-chamber-premium-bat-house","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eDesign and quality are important attributes of a successful bat house. We have been building bat houses since 1990 and regardless of how well we thought our wooden bat houses were built, they only seem to last ~3-5 years. With this in mind, we at BCM created our own custom mold made from a heavy-duty plastic, for a bat house that is both functional and attractive. Our one-piece outer shell eliminated the fact that roof seams will separate over time, rendering most bat houses unusable. \u003ci\u003eOur Universal Four Chamber Premium bat house will outlast any unmaintained all-wood bat house on the market.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003e“The BCM 4 chamber is one of my all time favorite bat houses presently available” \u003c\/em\u003e- Merlin Tuttle, Founder of Bat Conservation International and\u003ci\u003e \u003c\/i\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eMerlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation\u003c\/a\u003e,  August 2018.\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTraditional maternity-style bat houses feature all 3\/4'' crevices which target myotis-size species and Mexican free tail bats. \u003cstrong\u003eBCM's Universal Bat Houses incorporate space suitable for more species around the country, even including a sloped crevice allowing bats to snuggle against the warm roof.\u003c\/strong\u003e The sloped attic roost may help prevent pup from fall out of this bat house. The 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 the 1.5'' crevice when the bat house is loaded. \u003cem\u003eBCM's \"Universal\" Bat Houses truly are designed for use with the widest range of species across all of North America including but not limited to  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 potentially others.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBats often prefer roosting in larger structures, which can help buffer nighttime temperature extremes, as well as heat up faster in the morning. Our Universal Four Chamber Premium bat house provides this in both size and style over many inferior mass produced designs available from online retailers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach Universal Four Chamber Premium bat house ships assembled, with all interior surfaces permanently roughened by hand for the best \"bat-holds\" possible. We \u003cem\u003edo not \u003c\/em\u003euse screen material for baffles, which can shred over time and may trap bat pups. Our decorative bat design on the front serves as a vent that helps prevent bats from overheating. This will provide limited, but necessary airflow as bats may move throughout the house to regulate their internal temperature during the day. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you? Select a darker color for most northern states and high elevations, or lighter for warmer climates south Florida and desert). Included with every bat house is a 16-page manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHighly durable weatherproof body \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHolds ~210 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. Larger bat species would be significantly less capacity.)\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCustom bat-shaped vent for air-transfer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSimulated shingled rood with wood-grain exterior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAvailable in 3 colors (Black, Khaki, Dark Green)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSeamless exterior shell, significantly outlasts any wooden bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSuitable for at least 14 North American bat species and potentially others\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDimensions: 24\" x 18\" x 5.75\" (~20 lbs)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 Chambers ( 0.75\" and 1.50'' spacing)\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\u003eAssembled bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e16-page manual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScrew kit for attaching to Pole Mount (\u003cem\u003esold separately\u003c\/em\u003e) or other flat structure\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\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cem\u003eA \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/standard-pole-mount-kit\" title=\"bat house pole mount\"\u003ePole Mount Kit\u003c\/a\u003e is strongly recommended if attaching bat house to pressure-treated 4\" x 4\" x 16' or 4\" x 6\" x 16' post cemented 3' into the ground. Use a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" title=\"bat house post protector\"\u003epost protector\u003c\/a\u003e to double the life of the post. Installation instructions included in the manual.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\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\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUniversal Four Chamber Bat House advantages: outlasts any wooden bat house \u0026amp; larger thermal mass is suitable for all climates. Standard 0.75'' and 1.5'' crevices and unique attic roost for nationwide use.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Prefer expert installation?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eBat Conservation and Management can deliver your bat house, assist with choosing an optimal permanent site, install and finish your bat house all in the same afternoon. \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/installation\" title=\"Bat House Delivery and Installation\"\u003eSee our delivery and installation page\u003c\/a\u003e to contact us for a quote.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Have pups dropping out?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eOur \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/bcm-pup-catcher\" title=\"bat pup catcher\"\u003epup catcher might help\u003c\/a\u003e in May-August if you have baby pups being pushed or otherwise dropping from the bat house. However, only install one if you see this happening, others it becomes a predator perch!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\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\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\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\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eMerlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\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","published_at":"2017-09-22T08:52:55-04:00","created_at":"2019-01-25T12:47:06-05:00","vendor":"Bat Conservation and Management","type":"Bat House","tags":["Plastic over wood core"],"price":15900,"price_min":15900,"price_max":17800,"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":19532274008167,"title":"Black","option1":"Black","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH4-BLACK","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Universal Four Chamber Premium Bat House - 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We have been building bat houses since 1990 and regardless of how well we thought our wooden bat houses were built, they only seem to last ~3-5 years. With this in mind, we at BCM created our own custom mold made from a heavy-duty plastic, for a bat house that is both functional and attractive. Our one-piece outer shell eliminated the fact that roof seams will separate over time, rendering most bat houses unusable. \u003ci\u003eOur Universal Four Chamber Premium bat house will outlast any unmaintained all-wood bat house on the market.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003e“The BCM 4 chamber is one of my all time favorite bat houses presently available” \u003c\/em\u003e- Merlin Tuttle, Founder of Bat Conservation International and\u003ci\u003e \u003c\/i\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eMerlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation\u003c\/a\u003e,  August 2018.\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTraditional maternity-style bat houses feature all 3\/4'' crevices which target myotis-size species and Mexican free tail bats. \u003cstrong\u003eBCM's Universal Bat Houses incorporate space suitable for more species around the country, even including a sloped crevice allowing bats to snuggle against the warm roof.\u003c\/strong\u003e The sloped attic roost may help prevent pup from fall out of this bat house. The 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 the 1.5'' crevice when the bat house is loaded. \u003cem\u003eBCM's \"Universal\" Bat Houses truly are designed for use with the widest range of species across all of North America including but not limited to  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 potentially others.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBats often prefer roosting in larger structures, which can help buffer nighttime temperature extremes, as well as heat up faster in the morning. Our Universal Four Chamber Premium bat house provides this in both size and style over many inferior mass produced designs available from online retailers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach Universal Four Chamber Premium bat house ships assembled, with all interior surfaces permanently roughened by hand for the best \"bat-holds\" possible. We \u003cem\u003edo not \u003c\/em\u003euse screen material for baffles, which can shred over time and may trap bat pups. Our decorative bat design on the front serves as a vent that helps prevent bats from overheating. This will provide limited, but necessary airflow as bats may move throughout the house to regulate their internal temperature during the day. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you? Select a darker color for most northern states and high elevations, or lighter for warmer climates south Florida and desert). Included with every bat house is a 16-page manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHighly durable weatherproof body \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHolds ~210 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. Larger bat species would be significantly less capacity.)\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCustom bat-shaped vent for air-transfer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSimulated shingled rood with wood-grain exterior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAvailable in 3 colors (Black, Khaki, Dark Green)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSeamless exterior shell, significantly outlasts any wooden bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSuitable for at least 14 North American bat species and potentially others\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDimensions: 24\" x 18\" x 5.75\" (~20 lbs)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 Chambers ( 0.75\" and 1.50'' spacing)\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\u003eAssembled bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e16-page manual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScrew kit for attaching to Pole Mount (\u003cem\u003esold separately\u003c\/em\u003e) or other flat structure\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\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cem\u003eA \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/standard-pole-mount-kit\" title=\"bat house pole mount\"\u003ePole Mount Kit\u003c\/a\u003e is strongly recommended if attaching bat house to pressure-treated 4\" x 4\" x 16' or 4\" x 6\" x 16' post cemented 3' into the ground. Use a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" title=\"bat house post protector\"\u003epost protector\u003c\/a\u003e to double the life of the post. Installation instructions included in the manual.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\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\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUniversal Four Chamber Bat House advantages: outlasts any wooden bat house \u0026amp; larger thermal mass is suitable for all climates. Standard 0.75'' and 1.5'' crevices and unique attic roost for nationwide use.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Prefer expert installation?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eBat Conservation and Management can deliver your bat house, assist with choosing an optimal permanent site, install and finish your bat house all in the same afternoon. \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/installation\" title=\"Bat House Delivery and Installation\"\u003eSee our delivery and installation page\u003c\/a\u003e to contact us for a quote.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Have pups dropping out?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eOur \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/bcm-pup-catcher\" title=\"bat pup catcher\"\u003epup catcher might help\u003c\/a\u003e in May-August if you have baby pups being pushed or otherwise dropping from the bat house. 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BCM Universal Four Chamber Premium Bat House

Product Description

Design and quality are important attributes of a successful bat house. We have been building bat houses since 1990 and regardless of how well we thought our wooden bat houses were built, they only seem to last ~3-5 years. With this in mind, we at BCM created our own custom mold made from a heavy-duty plastic, for a bat house that is both functional and attractive. Our one-piece outer shell eliminated the fact that roof seams will separate over time, rendering most bat houses unusable. Our Universal Four Chamber Premium bat house will outlast any unmaintained all-wood bat house on the market.

“The BCM 4 chamber is one of my all time favorite bat houses presently available” - Merlin Tuttle, Founder of Bat Conservation International and Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation,  August 2018.

Traditional maternity-style bat houses feature all 3/4'' crevices which target myotis-size species and Mexican free tail bats. BCM's Universal Bat Houses incorporate space suitable for more species around the country, even including a sloped crevice allowing bats to snuggle against the warm roof. The sloped attic roost may help prevent pup from fall out of this bat house. The 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 the 1.5'' crevice when the bat house is loaded. BCM's "Universal" Bat Houses truly are designed for use with the widest range of species across all of North America including but not limited to  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 potentially others.

Bats often prefer roosting in larger structures, which can help buffer nighttime temperature extremes, as well as heat up faster in the morning. Our Universal Four Chamber Premium bat house provides this in both size and style over many inferior mass produced designs available from online retailers.

Each Universal Four Chamber Premium bat house ships assembled, with all interior surfaces permanently roughened by hand for the best "bat-holds" possible. We do not use screen material for baffles, which can shred over time and may trap bat pups. Our decorative bat design on the front serves as a vent that helps prevent bats from overheating. This will provide limited, but necessary airflow as bats may move throughout the house to regulate their internal temperature during the day. 

Which color bat house is best for you? Select a darker color for most northern states and high elevations, or lighter for warmer climates south Florida and desert). Included with every bat house is a 16-page manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.

  • Highly durable weatherproof body 
  • Holds ~210 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. Larger bat species would be significantly less capacity.)
  • Custom bat-shaped vent for air-transfer
  • Simulated shingled rood with wood-grain exterior
  • Available in 3 colors (Black, Khaki, Dark Green)
  • Seamless exterior shell, significantly outlasts any wooden bat house
  • Suitable for at least 14 North American bat species and potentially others
  • Dimensions: 24" x 18" x 5.75" (~20 lbs)
  • 4 Chambers ( 0.75" and 1.50'' spacing)

What included?

  • Assembled bat house
  • 16-page manual
  • Screw kit for attaching to Pole Mount (sold separately) or other flat structure

What's needed?

  • Cordless drill

 A Pole Mount Kit is strongly recommended if attaching bat house to pressure-treated 4" x 4" x 16' or 4" x 6" x 16' post cemented 3' into the ground. Use a post protector to double the life of the post. Installation instructions included in the manual.

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

Universal Four Chamber Bat House advantages: outlasts any wooden bat house & larger thermal mass is suitable for all climates. Standard 0.75'' and 1.5'' crevices and unique attic roost for nationwide use.

 Prefer expert installation?

Bat Conservation and Management can deliver your bat house, assist with choosing an optimal permanent site, install and finish your bat house all in the same afternoon. See our delivery and installation page to contact us for a quote.

 Have pups dropping out?

Our pup catcher might help in May-August if you have baby pups being pushed or otherwise dropping from the bat house. However, only install one if you see this happening, others it becomes a predator perch!

 

 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

 

Available In Stock, Usually Ships 1-2 Days

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • We\'ve had a couple of cats visit our yard recently. Is there anything we can do to the bat house post to prevent any possible cat attacks?

    I wouldn’t worry about cats; unless your mounting location allows cats to be next to the bat house (like near a ledge on a building somehow). If you’re mounting on a post there’s little to worry about. Your cat might find a bat on the ground in the summer, but it’s most likely on the ground for other reasons already, not because of the cat. If you notice this happening a lot you might try adding a Pup Catcher (in the summer months only). https://batmanagement.com/products/bcm-pup-catcher

  • I live in Cabot, Arkansas. Would mounting on a pole work? OK to get shade from 1PM (sun rest of time) or do they need more hours of sunlight? Should bat pole have a baffle to protect from snakes/raccoons?

    I would go with the green or black 4 Chamber Universal bat house, or possibly the Super Rocket Roost. If you will maintain the wooden bat houses by repainting/resealing every 3-4 years, those are less expensive.  I prefer poles because they can be placed somewhere good for bats and people (not on a house where droppings will be on the siding/windows, etc.) The predator guards probably aren’t all that necessary; many other things will be a bigger problem (wood bat house falling apart, woodpeckers drilling holes, etc.) So only worry about that if you happen to notice a problem.

  • Can I install these back to back?

    Any of our bat houses can be installed back to back, the Pole Mount Kit https://batmanagement.com/products/standard-pole-mount-kit bolts will not conflict when screwed back-to-back. The Rocket Roost of course is a completely different design and isn't something intended to be mounted back-to-back.

  • Do back to back houses need to both be at the same height on the post?

    No as long as the bottoms are 10’ above ground/shrubs you can put several on a post on either side or even on all 4 sides. You might consider using a 6''x6'' post if you're thinking of mounting more than 4 bat houses on a single post.

  • Do bat houses need a predator protection board at the bottom of the house or are all chambers exposed?

    Predation in any of our bat houses is so low it is not something we are concerned with. There are probably more problems with yellow jackets and woodpeckers than anything grabbing bats from below. Avoid placing bat houses immediately next to things that could be predator perches. Bats likely will not emerge if a predator such as a ringtail or raccoon is hanging on the bat house, and the crevices are too narrow for anything to really get inside other than very rarely a snake, perhaps, and that is very difficult to protect against. Nature is harsh and bats are subject to predation in natural roosts. The design of the bat house inheriently protects againt the whole colony being wiped out, and all predators can't be completely protected against. If a predator guard is desired, any of those used for posts for bird houses, etc. might be tried.

  • I'd like to purchase a BCM Universal Four Chamber Premium Bat House in Khaki. Do you have any currently available? I am in New Orleans, LA.

    Hello- generally if you can add the bat house to our shopping cart and complete an order, it is in stock or will be in stock within ~10 days.

  • I live in southern Ohio. Where I intend to install the bat house gets full sun all day. Should i get the black or the dark green house?

    Either one would work equally well, so it's just a personal preference for you! For longest life possible, install the post using a post protector, and also consider painting the shell a matching color with a spray paint formulated for plastic. This would provide a layer of UV protection for the plastic and extend the life even longer.

  • I tried to order the 4 chamber bat house but it wouldn't let me add the 4chamber discount at checkout.

    The discount code you might have been trying was for the standard 4 chamber premium bat house that as of this writing is available in green and tan. For a limited time you can still get this version until supply exhausts. Those can also be painted black if needed using a good paint formulated for plastic.

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