{"id":354376450075,"title":"BCM Single Chamber Bat House","handle":"bcm-single-chamber-bat-house","description":"\u003cp class=\"style244 f-fp\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Single Chamber Bat House is suitable for warm climates, the Gulf Coast states, and especially if targeting the federally endangered Florida bonneted bat in the south half of Florida.\u003c\/strong\u003e Built in PA by BCM, this is solid full featured wooden bat house available. Not sold elsewhere. Material: all wood.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"f-fp\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eThis Single Chamber Bat House is built with the\u003cstrong\u003e Florida bonneted bat\u003c\/strong\u003e in mind. This species prefers small harem families of bats and may not take advantage of large multi-chamber bat houses. It is also the largest bat in North America and therefore prefers somewhat larger roost crevices. Since it is located in the southern half of Florida, this single chamber bat house will get plenty warm enough to sustain bonneted bats year-round. If targeting bonneted bats, mount 15' or more above ground in as wide open a space as possible. Of course, other species may use this bat house as well, particularly Mexican\/Brazilian free tails and big brown bats found around all the Gulf Coast states and NM, AZ, and low elevations of CA. \u003cem\u003eFurther north we only suggest this bat house if you already have an occupied bat house nearby, as most other species will prefer 0.75'' crevice spacing and may not use this bat house.\u003c\/em\u003e Because single chamber bat houses lack the thermal mass of larger structures, it is best to mount on buildings in cooler climates.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"f-fp\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eWe have assembled all the critical elements of the box, including the roof and the interior crevices. The exterior is tough 1\/2'' thick plywood with all seams glued and sealed. Our decorative bat design on the front is actually a vent that helps prevents bats from overheating.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eNo drilling or screw driving is required except when mounting to a post or building. Each interior surface has been permanently roughened by hand in various directions for the best \"batholds\" possible. We DO NOT use screen material for baffles as it has been shown to shred over time and pups can become trapped under it. This 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\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eApproved by Bat Conservation International. Created and built in Pennsylvania. A \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\u003cspan class=\"style233\"\u003eHow to finish this bat house\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003ePaint or stain a c\u003cspan class=\"style55\"\u003eolor according to your climate (see \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/housemanual.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003emanual\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e). Use 3 or more coats.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eUse adhesive to caulk around the roof, and then glue on the included roofing shingle. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003eYou may add a tube of exterior grade adhesive to your order at checkout to save a trip to the hardware store.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eScrew the bat house to the \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 and a 4''x6''x16' post (~$35 at local lumber yards) cemented 3' into the ground, or attach to the sunny side of a structure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style71\"\u003eMetal telescoping poles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003e sold by bird house vendors are \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style71\"\u003etoo flimsy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003e for any of our bat houses.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse the remaining adhesive to coat the upper mounting lip of the bat house that will be exposed to weather\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eTouch up the paint and say \"Just a\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style55\"\u003edd bats!\"\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003e See 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\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\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: ~36 bats @ 2 bats per linear inch of roosting crevice\u003cbr\u003eheight: 24''; width: 18''; depth: 2.5''; weight: 10.5 lbs.\u003cbr\u003eInternal chambers: 1; chamber spacing: 1''-1 3\/8'' variable\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":"2017-11-21T18:37:07-05:00","vendor":"Bat Conservation and Management","type":"Bat House","tags":["All wood material"],"price":4400,"price_min":4400,"price_max":7800,"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":4565238874139,"title":"Assembled","option1":"Assembled","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH1","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Single Chamber Bat House - Assembled","public_title":"Assembled","options":["Assembled"],"price":6400,"weight":7711,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":992,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":4565238906907,"title":"Assembled with Pole Mount Kit","option1":"Assembled with Pole Mount Kit","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH1+Mounts","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Single Chamber Bat House - Assembled with Pole Mount Kit","public_title":"Assembled with Pole Mount Kit","options":["Assembled with Pole Mount Kit"],"price":7800,"weight":9525,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":996,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":4565238939675,"title":"DIY Kit","option1":"DIY Kit","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH1kit","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Single Chamber Bat House - DIY Kit","public_title":"DIY Kit","options":["DIY Kit"],"price":4400,"weight":8165,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":997,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":4565238972443,"title":"DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit","option1":"DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"BH1Kit+Mounts","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Single Chamber Bat House - DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit","public_title":"DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit","options":["DIY Kit with Pole Mount Kit"],"price":6300,"weight":9525,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":1000,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/SingleChamber-8904.jpg?v=1537243646","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/SingleChamberoverviewr.001.jpeg?v=1537243646","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/SingleChamber-8906.jpg?v=1537243646","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/SingleChamber-8907.jpg?v=1537243646","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/SingleChamber-8908.jpg?v=1537243646","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/WhyNoScreen_7a9c66e2-4188-4914-b541-4b3763a27740.jpeg?v=1537243646","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/11-18-15a.jpg-page-001_5fec1873-b542-4406-94bb-dfd1cca4f59e.jpeg?v=1537243646","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/TitleSlideGenerator.001_621a342b-9297-4562-8ec8-997c6f58c0ea.jpeg?v=1537243664"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/SingleChamber-8904.jpg?v=1537243646","options":["Choose the variation that best suits you . . ."],"content":"\u003cp class=\"style244 f-fp\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Single Chamber Bat House is suitable for warm climates, the Gulf Coast states, and especially if targeting the federally endangered Florida bonneted bat in the south half of Florida.\u003c\/strong\u003e Built in PA by BCM, this is solid full featured wooden bat house available. Not sold elsewhere. Material: all wood.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"f-fp\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eThis Single Chamber Bat House is built with the\u003cstrong\u003e Florida bonneted bat\u003c\/strong\u003e in mind. This species prefers small harem families of bats and may not take advantage of large multi-chamber bat houses. It is also the largest bat in North America and therefore prefers somewhat larger roost crevices. Since it is located in the southern half of Florida, this single chamber bat house will get plenty warm enough to sustain bonneted bats year-round. If targeting bonneted bats, mount 15' or more above ground in as wide open a space as possible. Of course, other species may use this bat house as well, particularly Mexican\/Brazilian free tails and big brown bats found around all the Gulf Coast states and NM, AZ, and low elevations of CA. \u003cem\u003eFurther north we only suggest this bat house if you already have an occupied bat house nearby, as most other species will prefer 0.75'' crevice spacing and may not use this bat house.\u003c\/em\u003e Because single chamber bat houses lack the thermal mass of larger structures, it is best to mount on buildings in cooler climates.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"f-fp\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eWe have assembled all the critical elements of the box, including the roof and the interior crevices. The exterior is tough 1\/2'' thick plywood with all seams glued and sealed. Our decorative bat design on the front is actually a vent that helps prevents bats from overheating.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eNo drilling or screw driving is required except when mounting to a post or building. Each interior surface has been permanently roughened by hand in various directions for the best \"batholds\" possible. We DO NOT use screen material for baffles as it has been shown to shred over time and pups can become trapped under it. This 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\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eApproved by Bat Conservation International. Created and built in Pennsylvania. A \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\u003cspan class=\"style233\"\u003eHow to finish this bat house\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style234\"\u003ePaint or stain a c\u003cspan class=\"style55\"\u003eolor according to your climate (see \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/Ordering\/batboxes\/housemanual.html\" class=\"item9\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003emanual\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e). Use 3 or more coats.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eUse adhesive to caulk around the roof, and then glue on the included roofing shingle. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003eYou may add a tube of exterior grade adhesive to your order at checkout to save a trip to the hardware store.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eScrew the bat house to the \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 and a 4''x6''x16' post (~$35 at local lumber yards) cemented 3' into the ground, or attach to the sunny side of a structure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style71\"\u003eMetal telescoping poles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003e sold by bird house vendors are \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style71\"\u003etoo flimsy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style304\"\u003e for any of our bat houses.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse the remaining adhesive to coat the upper mounting lip of the bat house that will be exposed to weather\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003eTouch up the paint and say \"Just a\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style55\"\u003edd bats!\"\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003e See 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\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\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: ~36 bats @ 2 bats per linear inch of roosting crevice\u003cbr\u003eheight: 24''; width: 18''; depth: 2.5''; weight: 10.5 lbs.\u003cbr\u003eInternal chambers: 1; chamber spacing: 1''-1 3\/8'' variable\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 Single Chamber Bat House

Product Description

Our Single Chamber Bat House is suitable for warm climates, the Gulf Coast states, and especially if targeting the federally endangered Florida bonneted bat in the south half of Florida. Built in PA by BCM, this is solid full featured wooden bat house available. Not sold elsewhere. Material: all wood.

This Single Chamber Bat House is built with the Florida bonneted bat in mind. This species prefers small harem families of bats and may not take advantage of large multi-chamber bat houses. It is also the largest bat in North America and therefore prefers somewhat larger roost crevices. Since it is located in the southern half of Florida, this single chamber bat house will get plenty warm enough to sustain bonneted bats year-round. If targeting bonneted bats, mount 15' or more above ground in as wide open a space as possible. Of course, other species may use this bat house as well, particularly Mexican/Brazilian free tails and big brown bats found around all the Gulf Coast states and NM, AZ, and low elevations of CA. Further north we only suggest this bat house if you already have an occupied bat house nearby, as most other species will prefer 0.75'' crevice spacing and may not use this bat house. Because single chamber bat houses lack the thermal mass of larger structures, it is best to mount on buildings in cooler climates.

We have assembled all the critical elements of the box, including the roof and the interior crevices. The exterior is tough 1/2'' thick plywood with all seams glued and sealed. Our decorative bat design on the front is actually a vent that helps prevents bats from overheating.

No drilling or screw driving is required except when mounting to a post or building. Each interior surface has been permanently roughened by hand in various directions for the best "batholds" possible. We DO NOT use screen material for baffles as it has been shown to shred over time and pups can become trapped under it. 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.

Approved by Bat Conservation International. Created and built in Pennsylvania. A pole mount is suggested if placing this box on a post. 

How to finish this bat house:

  1. Paint or stain a color according to your climate (see manual). Use 3 or more coats.
  2. Use adhesive to caulk around the roof, and then glue on the included roofing shingle. You may add a tube of exterior grade adhesive to your order at checkout to save a trip to the hardware store.
  3. Screw the bat house to the pole mount and a 4''x6''x16' post (~$35 at local lumber yards) cemented 3' into the ground, or attach to the sunny side of a structure. Metal telescoping poles sold by bird house vendors are too flimsy for any of our bat houses.
  4. Use the remaining adhesive to coat the upper mounting lip of the bat house that will be exposed to weather
  5. Touch up the paint and say "Just add bats!"

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: ~36 bats @ 2 bats per linear inch of roosting crevice
height: 24''; width: 18''; depth: 2.5''; weight: 10.5 lbs.
Internal chambers: 1; chamber spacing: 1''-1 3/8'' variable
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

$64.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Ask BCM a Question
  • is this house suitable for bats found in las vegas nv and the climate here

    Hello - I suggest trying the double chamber bat house as it has 2 sizes of crevices that may be attractive to a wider range of species. For your local area, consider placing it in shade, or two of them back-to-back with a metal roof shade.

  • I live about 20 minutes from the bat house at Patch of Heaven in south florida. I know you're not supposed to mount these in trees because they're too shaded but I have 45 foot tall royal palms. Would mounting one of these about 15 to 20 ft up the side of the royal palm work? It doesn't seem like there'd be too much shade there.

    Yes that would be fine. In my experiance in north and mid FL just about all bat house locations have been successful almost regardless where they have been placed. Be aware you should use stainless steel bolts installing the pole mount bracket to a live tree (bolts included in the pole mount kit are galvanized, not stainless), otherwise you are more likely to kill the tree. That said, drilling anything into a tree may ultimately kill it. Consult a local tree expert/landscaper for best advice.

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