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Would the DayRoost - Single Chamber bat house be suitable for the types of bats we get in southern Ontario? (hoary bat, the eastern red bat, the silver-haired bat, the big brown bat, the tricolored bat, the little brown myotis bat, the northern long-eared myotis and the eastern small-footed myotis.)
Of all those only the big brown, little brown, Northern long ear, and maybe the tricolored bats are known to use artificial roosts such as bat houses. Any of the bat houses we sell might attract those species, but there is not guarantee with wildlife and it may take a few seasons before there is any activity. I would recommend mounting a single chamber bat house on a building for best chance, preferably one on the full sun side and perhaps one on the side that gets morning sun, then is shaded in afternoon.
if we find we don't need the mounting kit can we return it for a refund?
Yes if returned within 30 days of purchase. Shipping is mot refundable.
what kind of paint should be used to paint the bat house? thanks!
Any exterior paint or stain is fine; whatever your hardware store recommends for outdoor plywood. You can also use black spray paint to spray intto the bottom of the bat house just to darken it down. Also can spray the edges of the mounts and Perch Panel for asthetics. Remember to re-scratch the landing area AND the rear of the bat house around the rear vent with a utility knife after painting, as thick paint will fill in the grooves. Please see the latest manuals here: https://batmanagement.com/pages/manuals