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What bat house would be good for Elkin, NC?
Hi - any model of our bat houses are suitable for your location, except for the single chamber bat house. Colors should be dark or black. Thank you!
Would this bat house be ok for New England?
Hi- the Single Chamber may work if attached to the sunny side of a building, but I'd rather recommend the Double Chamber or any other model for the Northeast. This is becuase these larger bathouses have different sized crevices for different species. The Single is best suited for South Florida for Florida Bonneted bats, and other Gulf Coast states with Mexican free-tail bats. Larger bat houses tend to be more successful starting out.
I’m trying to decide if I should get a double or single chambered house for central Texas, Blanco county. It’s also hard to determine if it should be painted khaki or dark green.
Hello- the Double Chamber bat house contains two crevices of slightly different sizes and therefore may be more acceptable to bats in your local area. It probably should be a medium color/ natural for your area. Thank you!
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.