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I live in Phoenix Arizona- Would it still be advisable to mount in full sun- or would it be better in just partial - We get some really hot 100-117 degree days here in a good part of the summer Thanks for any help on this issue
Hi- bat houses in low elevation Phoenix-Tucson area need to be in -full shade-. They have been successful on buildings in full shade in that area.
can i put this on my huge doug firs? dont want to put a post in + concrete just for this in back yard' do they have to be stand alone?
If the bat house would receive 6-8 hours of direct morning sun, then that location may work. Some beleive tree mounting makes it easier for predators, but this might not come into play until you have a lot of bats. More importantly, use only stainless steel lag bolts when attaching the pole mount to a tree; the normal galvanized lag bolts are more likely to harm the tree.- JC
For the DayLodge triple chamber how high do you recommend the ground mounted post to be and what kind of material?
Hello Scott- the bottom of any bat house should be at least 10' above ground. About 2.5' of the post goes into the ground with a bag of cement. We typically use a 4x6x16' post, although you can use a 4x6x14' post here as a minimum. You can use 4x4 post but for a few dollars more the 4x6 may stay straighter and last longer than the 4x4. Please see the manuals All About Bat Houses and also the DayLodge here for the completel lowdown: https://batmanagement.com
I am doing an eagle scout project for my Boy Scout Troop and I am curious of the longevity of your $69 DIY bat box. I need to know how long it last because I cannot maintenance very often. Also, how often do you have to maintenance the boxes? Thank you.
Hello- the DayLodge is going to outlast most any other wooden bat house because 1) the roof is thick plastic, and 2) the mounting approach has long structural grade screws going thru the entire bat house, literally pinning it to a mounting surface, instead of it "hanging" and pulling on joints/seams. Finish with a good quality paint or stain and there is no real maintainance required. See the All About Bat Houses manual here: https://batmanagement.com/pages/manuals
Hello! I'm looking for a couple of kits for my Girl Scouts troop, and trying to work out exactly how much it will cost. First, can you give me a shipping estimate for two kits to Cary, NC 27513? And second, I saw online that you were offering a 15% discount for Bat Week - is that still going on? Thank you so much!
Hello- you can use BATTYFOBATKITS and get 20% off 6 kits. Or GOBATS for 10% off. For a shipping quote, simply add your products to the cart and go to checkout. After entering an address you can see a quote- at this time we have free shipping on most bat houses.