{"id":355005300763,"title":"BCM Double Chamber Bat House DIY Kit","handle":"bcm-double-chamber-bat-house-diy-kit","description":"\u003cp class=\"f-fp\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Double\u003cspan class=\"style243\"\u003e 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, one roughened baffles, screws, roof, roof supports, construction adhesive, and a black asphalt roofing shingle. \u003c\/span\u003e\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 class=\"style244 f-fp\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Double Chamber Bat House is suitable for all climates particularly where species diversity is mixed between bats preferring several sizes of roost chambers. T\u003c\/strong\u003ehis Double Chamber Bat House is built with both 0.75'' and 1'' roost chambers. This is particularly useful in the Gulf Coast states where Mexican\/Brazilian free tails, Southeastern myotis, big brown bats, little brown bats, and even Florida bonneted bats all have overlap in various areas. Because double chamber bat houses do not have quite the thermal mass of larger structures, it is best to color dark and consider mounting on sunny sides of buildings in cooler climates.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style244 f-fp\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eThis 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\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eA \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. \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, baffle, 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\u003col\u003e\u003c\/ol\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: ~72 bats @ 2 bats per linear inch of roosting crevice\u003cbr\u003eheight: 24''; width: 18''; depth: 3.25''; weight: 12.5 lbs.\u003cbr\u003eInternal chambers: 2; chamber spacing: 1'' and 0.75'' \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","published_at":"2017-09-22T11:44:12-04:00","created_at":"2017-11-21T20:26:48-05:00","vendor":"Bat Conservation and Management","type":"Bat House","tags":["All wood material"],"price":5400,"price_min":5400,"price_max":8800,"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":4569402277915,"title":"DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit","option1":"DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH2Kit+Mounts","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Double Chamber Bat House DIY Kit - DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit","public_title":"DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit","options":["DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit"],"price":7300,"weight":9525,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":991,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":4569402245147,"title":"DIY Kit","option1":"DIY Kit","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH2kit","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Double Chamber Bat House DIY Kit - DIY Kit","public_title":"DIY Kit","options":["DIY Kit"],"price":5400,"weight":8165,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":963,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":4569402212379,"title":"Assembled with Pole Mount Kit","option1":"Assembled with Pole Mount Kit","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH2+Mounts","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Double Chamber Bat House DIY Kit - Assembled with Pole Mount Kit","public_title":"Assembled with Pole Mount Kit","options":["Assembled with Pole Mount Kit"],"price":8800,"weight":9525,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":996,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":4569402146843,"title":"Assembled","option1":"Assembled","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH2","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Double Chamber Bat House DIY Kit - Assembled","public_title":"Assembled","options":["Assembled"],"price":7400,"weight":7711,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":999,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/DoubleChamber-8910_3bf4a76a-5e57-4b0e-9697-c9e922c18c8f.jpg?v=1511314009","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/DoubleChamber-8914_1e96a43f-a81f-4b48-a0f1-876d46a9c462.jpg?v=1511314009","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/DoubleChamber-8915_6efecd0c-a90c-4351-af2e-6be7749887f2.jpg?v=1511314009","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/WhyNoScreen_4672f322-200d-4215-bf49-9cf85a001bf4.jpeg?v=1511314009","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/bcibhcertificatio2_0ec19e38-4b5d-4076-8f16-32e06f6da22d.gif?v=1511314009","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/DoubleChamber-8917_f138a26f-44cf-4c7b-9eed-37a59330a127.jpg?v=1511314009","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/11-18-15a.jpg-page-001_cd5546fb-3231-4d9e-8c6f-d1dd666578d8.jpeg?v=1513112244"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/DoubleChamber-8910_3bf4a76a-5e57-4b0e-9697-c9e922c18c8f.jpg?v=1511314009","options":["Choose the variation that best suits you . . ."],"content":"\u003cp class=\"f-fp\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Double\u003cspan class=\"style243\"\u003e 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, one roughened baffles, screws, roof, roof supports, construction adhesive, and a black asphalt roofing shingle. \u003c\/span\u003e\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 class=\"style244 f-fp\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Double Chamber Bat House is suitable for all climates particularly where species diversity is mixed between bats preferring several sizes of roost chambers. T\u003c\/strong\u003ehis Double Chamber Bat House is built with both 0.75'' and 1'' roost chambers. This is particularly useful in the Gulf Coast states where Mexican\/Brazilian free tails, Southeastern myotis, big brown bats, little brown bats, and even Florida bonneted bats all have overlap in various areas. Because double chamber bat houses do not have quite the thermal mass of larger structures, it is best to color dark and consider mounting on sunny sides of buildings in cooler climates.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"style244 f-fp\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eThis 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\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eA \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. \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, baffle, 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\u003col\u003e\u003c\/ol\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: ~72 bats @ 2 bats per linear inch of roosting crevice\u003cbr\u003eheight: 24''; width: 18''; depth: 3.25''; weight: 12.5 lbs.\u003cbr\u003eInternal chambers: 2; chamber spacing: 1'' and 0.75'' \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 Double Chamber Bat House DIY Kit

Product Description

Our Double 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, one 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.

Our Double Chamber Bat House is suitable for all climates particularly where species diversity is mixed between bats preferring several sizes of roost chambers. This Double Chamber Bat House is built with both 0.75'' and 1'' roost chambers. This is particularly useful in the Gulf Coast states where Mexican/Brazilian free tails, Southeastern myotis, big brown bats, little brown bats, and even Florida bonneted bats all have overlap in various areas. Because double chamber bat houses do not have quite the thermal mass of larger structures, it is best to color dark and consider mounting on sunny sides of buildings in cooler climates.

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. A pole mount is suggested if placing this box on a post. 

 Whats in the box?

Kit includes: 16-page manual, back, front, sides, roof strips, baffle, 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.

    General Specifications:
    Safe holding capacity: ~72 bats @ 2 bats per linear inch of roosting crevice
    height: 24''; width: 18''; depth: 3.25''; weight: 12.5 lbs.
    Internal chambers: 2; chamber spacing: 1'' and 0.75'' 
    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

    $73.00
    Maximum quantity available reached.

    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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    • My kit included two pieces of 3/8 plywood - roughed. About 8”x2” What are they intended for?

      The two pieces of wood you are referring to are “pup ledges”. Nursing females will leave their young in the roost for short periods to forage for insects. Although nursing pups rarely loose their grip, it does sometimes happen when they awkwardly move around within the bat house during this time or are knocked loose by other bats in the colony. The pieces of wood act as a small ledge on either side of the baffle to give the pups something to grab onto if they lose their grip at the top of the bat house. Please refer to the PDF assembly manual for instructions about attaching the Pup Ledges. We offer another product called a Pup Catcher as an accessory if you observe a chronic pup issue. This is much larger, more robust "basket" intended to go below the entire bat house. Pup Ledges in contrast are small wooden ledges inside the bat house between certain baffles.

    • I live in Northen Maryland. Do you recommend installing a pup-catcher with this box?

      Usefulness of pup catchers is debatable. Some swear by them while others have witness bats simply refuse to stay in the bat house regardless of the pup catcher. The assumption is something is inheriently wrong with the pups and they will not survive with or without a pup catcher. One theroy is that a bat's first young is subjected to an inordinate amount of pesticide buildup in the mother, and makes the first young less likely to survive. Regardless of the reason why pups fall out of bat houses, some kind of "pup catcher" isn't a bad idea, as long as it doesn't inadvertantly obstruct the flight path into the bat house. Pup catchers are simple screens that extend down from the landing plate. There is a DIY solution here: https://batworld.org/bat-house-pup-catcher/ that we like because it is adaptable to whatever bat house or roost you are having problems with.    Note the “pup catcher” and it’s parts will deteriorate over time and should be considered something that is a temporary fixture to your problem roost. You might consider only installing  it when pups are around... May thru July.

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