QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk BCM a Question
I am interested in buying either the plans or a single DIT house. I live in central Oregon where we have few flying insects but we have bats in the roof of an outbuilding. Would you please identify the type of bats we might expect in our bat house. Thank you.
Hello Kathleen - you could have big brown bats, little brown bats, Yuma myotis, and -possibly- Mexican free tail bats. Any of those would move into any of our bat houses, however they all won't move until the building is sealed. If sealing is not an option, our ultrasonic deterrent can be used but it is intended for "spot use" in out buildings or non-living spaces only. See https://batmanagement.com/products/binary-acoustic-technology-bd100-bat-deterrent
I may not have been clear on my question. The single chamber house you have for sale states that it's for warm climates. Do you have one that is suitable for the climate of Rhode Island and what the difference would be? I think they have large brown bats. Thanks
Hi for big brown bats you'll want the Double Chamber bat house, or the Four Chamber Universal bat house, or the Super Rocket Roost. These three models have some larger crevices that big brown bats seem to occupt first. However, big brown bats have been known to go into all the model bat houses on our site. Paint your black and place it at least 10' above ground in full sun if possible.
Is the pole kit to secure the box on top of a pole or on the side of a pole? We have a 4"x4" post we were going to put it on. What is included in the kit? Thanks!
Hi - the Pole Mount Kit contains 2- PT 2x4 countersunk for lag bolts. You bolt these to your posts with the included lag bolts at the appropriate distance at the top of the post then at the bottom of the bat house. Check out the video on the product page and you will see how it goes together. The pole mount essentially allows you to mount the relatively wide bat house to a narrow post.