Just a few bats can eat thousands of insects in a single night, making them the perfect substitute for nasty pesticides. By eating everything from crop-pest beetles to annoying mosquitoes, bats help keep your garden and your family safe. Simply just having bats nearby actually can drive away some insects!
"Artificial roosts" provide a perfect home where bats have lost natural habitat, or where they have moved into buildings.
When we talk about artificial bat roosts, most people think of bat houses. Believe it or not, artificial roosts for bat mitigation or management can be categorized into no less than seven groups! Bats may be found in Artificial Bark, Artificial Trees, Bridges, Culverts, Old Buildings, and even purposely built Artificial Caves!
Bat Conservation and Management has designed, constructed, and updated bat houses across the US since 1999. We have three kinds of homeowner-sized backyard bat houses for all budgets:
Our ColonyCabin 3 chamber bat house is a sleek modern resin exterior which needs no painting and will outlast any wood based bat house. Smaller capacity than the ColonyLodge, and more economical to start new bat colonies in an area, and resin shell means install it and forget it. Like all of our designs, an extra chamber is added when mounted properly with our kits.
Our ColonyLodge Universal 4 Chamber Bat House features a rotomolded exterior that requires no assembly or painting, and should outlast any all-wood bat house. ColonyLodges have different crevice widths and four colors suitable for species found all over North America. This is the largest capacity single bat house we presently offer, suitable for residential backyards. Our Super Duplex is over 2x larger. It consists of two of our best selling ColonyLodges in a back-to-back configuration with additional center roost space, all on two wood posts for longevity and redundancy. The Super Duplex is modular and ships UPS with posts obtained locally, and we offer installation service.
The Super Rocket Roost simulates a dead tree, allowing bats to enter into crevices found under an industrial-quality plastic shell. Two kinds of crevices are found the extra long height of the roost, allowing bats to find just what they are looking for. It's a different look, easy to install, and should be successful in all but the hottest regions.
DayRoost single chamber and DayLodge three chamber bat houses are totally functional, totally solid choices. The exterior is plywood, and the mounting is thru the roost eliminating any stress on the roof. The synthetic roof made from a slab of recycled plastic lumber lasting decades. The DayRoost is more suited to hang on buildings, while the larger mass of the DayLodge allows it to be successful on buildings and posts. Kits are available and very popular for DIYers and group activities!