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Then a heavy-duty custom outdoor UV-resistant plastic shell protects the roost for a no maintenance roost\u003cstrong\u003e.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe BCM Rocket Roost can be added to an existing 4x4. A \u003ca title=\"Post Protector\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-decay-protection-4x4x42\"\u003ePost Protector\u003c\/a\u003e can be used to greatly extend the life of the base post by protecting the ground-air transition zone where most base posts fail. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThanks to \"White Nose Syndrome\" that has killed millions of bats in North America, the landscape of the bat population has changed. Rocket Roosts tend to attract small families of bats but of a wider range of species, whereas larger nursery bat houses tend to attract a large number of just a few species. Some bats prefer small roosts which end up being less obvious to predators and less prone to parasite overload. So, one bat roost does not fit all, and BCM Rocket Roosts are a great complement to nursery style bat houses especially on forest edges.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRocket boxes are highly successful and perform better than many other designs. Our test units had big brown bats occupy in less than 10 days at one site, while at another location little brown bats were recorded the first time it was surveyed 45 days after installation. Rocket Roosts are great\u003cspan\u003e for large mitigation projects were a number of long-term replacement roosts are necessary, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ewhile being far more cost effective than other solutions\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eContents:\u003c\/strong\u003e (1) 4''x4''x6' Rocket Roost with heavy-duty plastic exterior, (2) mounting brackets for a wood post and associated hardware.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYou supply:\u003c\/strong\u003e (1)- 80 lb. bag concrete mix, drill w\/ 1\/2'' bit, and (2) clamps. For the base use \u003cspan\u003e(1) 4''x4'' treated post. 10' is \u003c\/span\u003eminimum length for the base, this will get the bottom of the Rocket Roost 11.5' above ground, assuming 2' is in the ground. 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rocket box design has been around for years, and Bat Conservation and Management brings a fresh advancement to this successful design. We start with traditional crevices carved out of an untreated wood post, mimicking a dead tree bats are familiar with. Then a heavy-duty custom outdoor UV-resistant plastic shell protects the roost for a no maintenance roost\u003cstrong\u003e.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe BCM Rocket Roost can be added to an existing 4x4. A \u003ca title=\"Post Protector\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-decay-protection-4x4x42\"\u003ePost Protector\u003c\/a\u003e can be used to greatly extend the life of the base post by protecting the ground-air transition zone where most base posts fail. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThanks to \"White Nose Syndrome\" that has killed millions of bats in North America, the landscape of the bat population has changed. Rocket Roosts tend to attract small families of bats but of a wider range of species, whereas larger nursery bat houses tend to attract a large number of just a few species. Some bats prefer small roosts which end up being less obvious to predators and less prone to parasite overload. So, one bat roost does not fit all, and BCM Rocket Roosts are a great complement to nursery style bat houses especially on forest edges.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRocket boxes are highly successful and perform better than many other designs. Our test units had big brown bats occupy in less than 10 days at one site, while at another location little brown bats were recorded the first time it was surveyed 45 days after installation. Rocket Roosts are great\u003cspan\u003e for large mitigation projects were a number of long-term replacement roosts are necessary, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ewhile being far more cost effective than other solutions\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eContents:\u003c\/strong\u003e (1) 4''x4''x6' Rocket Roost with heavy-duty plastic exterior, (2) mounting brackets for a wood post and associated hardware.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYou supply:\u003c\/strong\u003e (1)- 80 lb. bag concrete mix, drill w\/ 1\/2'' bit, and (2) clamps. For the base use \u003cspan\u003e(1) 4''x4'' treated post. 10' is \u003c\/span\u003eminimum length for the base, this will get the bottom of the Rocket Roost 11.5' above ground, assuming 2' is in the ground. Use a longer base post up to 16' if you anticipate the vegetation to grow up and possibly shade the roost. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to install:\u003c\/strong\u003e On a flat surface, clamp the base post to the Rocket Roost using the supplied brackets. Drill thru the posts using the brackets as a guide, then fasten together with supplied bolts. Place in a hole with 8'' of gravel at the bottom. At least 2' of the post should be below ground resting on the gravel, then backfill with cement mix. Optionally \u003ca title=\"Vinyl Sleeve\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/yardsmart-61109088-4x4x45-traditional-post-jacket-white-vinyl-railing-4-x-4-x-45\"\u003euse this sleeve\u003c\/a\u003e or this \u003ca title=\"Post Protector\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-decay-protection-4x4x42\"\u003epost protector\u003c\/a\u003e to protect from long term moisture or enable easy lowering if desired.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWe are now able to offer the BCM Rocket Roost but have a limited supply.  Rocket Roosts will be built on demand and will take up to 1 week before shipping.\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePrefer 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 title=\"Bat House Delivery and Installation\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/installation\"\u003eSee our delivery and installation page\u003c\/a\u003e to contact us for a quote.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ciframe height=\"375\" width=\"500\" src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/290413760\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\" mozallowfullscreen=\"\" webkitallowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

BCM Rocket Roost

Product Description

The rocket box design has been around for years, and Bat Conservation and Management brings a fresh advancement to this successful design. We start with traditional crevices carved out of an untreated wood post, mimicking a dead tree bats are familiar with. Then a heavy-duty custom outdoor UV-resistant plastic shell protects the roost for a no maintenance roost.

The BCM Rocket Roost can be added to an existing 4x4. A Post Protector can be used to greatly extend the life of the base post by protecting the ground-air transition zone where most base posts fail. 

Thanks to "White Nose Syndrome" that has killed millions of bats in North America, the landscape of the bat population has changed. Rocket Roosts tend to attract small families of bats but of a wider range of species, whereas larger nursery bat houses tend to attract a large number of just a few species. Some bats prefer small roosts which end up being less obvious to predators and less prone to parasite overload. So, one bat roost does not fit all, and BCM Rocket Roosts are a great complement to nursery style bat houses especially on forest edges.

Rocket boxes are highly successful and perform better than many other designs. Our test units had big brown bats occupy in less than 10 days at one site, while at another location little brown bats were recorded the first time it was surveyed 45 days after installation. Rocket Roosts are great for large mitigation projects were a number of long-term replacement roosts are necessary, while being far more cost effective than other solutions

Contents: (1) 4''x4''x6' Rocket Roost with heavy-duty plastic exterior, (2) mounting brackets for a wood post and associated hardware.

You supply: (1)- 80 lb. bag concrete mix, drill w/ 1/2'' bit, and (2) clamps. For the base use (1) 4''x4'' treated post. 10' is minimum length for the base, this will get the bottom of the Rocket Roost 11.5' above ground, assuming 2' is in the ground. Use a longer base post up to 16' if you anticipate the vegetation to grow up and possibly shade the roost. 

How to install: On a flat surface, clamp the base post to the Rocket Roost using the supplied brackets. Drill thru the posts using the brackets as a guide, then fasten together with supplied bolts. Place in a hole with 8'' of gravel at the bottom. At least 2' of the post should be below ground resting on the gravel, then backfill with cement mix. Optionally use this sleeve or this post protector to protect from long term moisture or enable easy lowering if desired.

We are now able to offer the BCM Rocket Roost but have a limited supply.  Rocket Roosts will be built on demand and will take up to 1 week before shipping. 

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.

$219.99
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • How many bats can a regular rocket box hold?

    Up to about 50 for the standard 4''x4'' Rocket Roost. The point of that structure however is not to have a large number of bats in one roost; it is a more general all-purpose roost type that a wide variety of bat species may use, which may be more important than a large nursery bat house stuffed with one species.

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