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{"id":1943715971175,"title":"ColonyLodge - Universal 4 Chamber Bat House","handle":"universal-four-chamber-premium-bat-house","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHeavy-duty Seamless \"No Maintenance\"  Exterior • Made in the USA • Multiple Crevice Sizes for Nationwide Use • Attic Pup Ledge\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003e“The BCM 4 chamber (ColonyLodge) is one of my all time favorite bat houses presently available” \u003c\/em\u003e- Merlin Tuttle, Founder of Bat Conservation International and\u003ci\u003e \u003c\/i\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eMerlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eBuilding bat houses since 1990, BCM has now created long-lasting one that incorporates critical features bat biologists have most recently recommended. Our one-piece, thick plastic outer shell eliminates seams separating over time, which can render bat houses unusable. \u003ci\u003eOur ColonyLodge will outlast any unmaintained all-wood bat house on the market.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBCM's ColonyLodge incorporates space suitable for even more species around the country, and includes our unique sloped ceiling crevice that allows bats to snuggle against the warm roof\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e, and may prevent pups from falling out!\u003c\/strong\u003e An extra-wide 1.5'' crevice is suitable for big brown bats found across most of the country, Pallid bats in the West, and Florida bonneted bats in the south half of Florida. Mexican free tail and many myotis spp. will take advantage of \"double stacking\" in this crevice.  \u003cem\u003eBCM's \"Universal\" ColonyLodge may house the widest range of species including little brown bats, Mexican free-tailed bats, Indiana bats, big brown bats, Southeastern myotis, Northern long-eared myotis, Pallid bats, Florida bonneted bats, Western long-eared myotis, cave myotis, Yuma myotis, evening bats, Tri-colored bats, Pallas' mastiff bat, and others.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach ColonyLodge ships finished, with all interior surfaces permanently roughened by hand for the best \"bat-holds\" possible. We \u003cem\u003edo not \u003c\/em\u003euse screen material for baffles, which can shred over time and may trap bat pups. Our decorative bat design on the front serves as a vent that helps prevent bats from overheating. ColonyLodge also features a vertical vent on the rear. This will provide a desirable temperature gradient from very hot at the peak to ambient at the bottom.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\" class=\"nc684nl6\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"ecm0bbzt e5nlhep0 a8c37x1j\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\" dir=\"auto\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"I've helped build a log cabin (2x). Built a greenhouse, kingsize bed, coffee tables, several other projects myself. Needless to say, I think I'm fairly competent with my DIY skills, but even I know when to call \"uncle\" when someone does it better! BCM's Universal Four Chamber bat house is incredibly well done! Worth every single penny! Very impressed. Now...let the bats come!\" - \u003cspan class=\"pq6dq46d\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"oi732d6d ik7dh3pa d2edcug0 qv66sw1b c1et5uql a8c37x1j muag1w35 dco85op0 e9vueds3 j5wam9gi lrazzd5p oo9gr5id\" dir=\"auto\"\u003eSharon via Facebook\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you?\u003c\/strong\u003e Select black, brown, or green for most northern states and high elevations. Select tan for warmer climates such as all the Gulf Coast states and low elevation\/desert of AZ, NM, and CA. Included with every bat house is a 16-page manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHighly durable weatherproof body \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHolds ~210 myotis or free tail bats! \u003cem\u003e(calculated 2 bats per linear inch of roost space, double stacking the wide crevice, and using the attic space against the roof. Larger bat species would be significantly less capacity.)\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCustom bat-shaped front vent and vertical rear vent for air-transfer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSimulated shingled roof with wood-grain exterior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAvailable in 4 colors (Black, Khaki, Dark Green, and Dark Brown)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSeamless exterior shell, significantly outlasts any wooden bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSuitable for at least 14 North American bat species and potentially others nationwide\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSpecial interior Attic Ledge favored by pups\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSelf-cleaning; all dropping fall out naturally\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDimensions: 24\" x 18\" x 5.75\" (~20 lbs)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 Chambers ( 0.75\" and 1.50'' spacing)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat included?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eAssembled bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e16-page manual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWatertight roofing screws for attaching to Pole Mount (\u003cem\u003esold separately\u003c\/em\u003e) or other flat structure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's needed?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCordless drill\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cem\u003eA \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/standard-pole-mount-kit\" title=\"bat house pole mount\"\u003eMount Kit\u003c\/a\u003e is strongly recommended if attaching bat house to pressure-treated 4\" x 4\" x 16' or 4\" x 6\" x 16' post \u003cstrong\u003ecemented\u003c\/strong\u003e 3' into the ground. Use a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" title=\"bat house post protector\"\u003epost protector\u003c\/a\u003e to double the life of the post if in wet areas. Installation instructions included in the manual.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eSee 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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eHandmade in Pennsylvania, built for use everywhere in North America\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/files\/Merlin-Tuttles-Bat-Conservation-purple-tealgreen_medium.png?v=1536252574\" alt=\"Merlin Tuttle's Bat 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charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHeavy-duty Seamless \"No Maintenance\"  Exterior • Made in the USA • Multiple Crevice Sizes for Nationwide Use • Attic Pup Ledge\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003e“The BCM 4 chamber (ColonyLodge) is one of my all time favorite bat houses presently available” \u003c\/em\u003e- Merlin Tuttle, Founder of Bat Conservation International and\u003ci\u003e \u003c\/i\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eMerlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eBuilding bat houses since 1990, BCM has now created long-lasting one that incorporates critical features bat biologists have most recently recommended. Our one-piece, thick plastic outer shell eliminates seams separating over time, which can render bat houses unusable. \u003ci\u003eOur ColonyLodge will outlast any unmaintained all-wood bat house on the market.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBCM's ColonyLodge incorporates space suitable for even more species around the country, and includes our unique sloped ceiling crevice that allows bats to snuggle against the warm roof\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e, and may prevent pups from falling out!\u003c\/strong\u003e An extra-wide 1.5'' crevice is suitable for big brown bats found across most of the country, Pallid bats in the West, and Florida bonneted bats in the south half of Florida. Mexican free tail and many myotis spp. will take advantage of \"double stacking\" in this crevice.  \u003cem\u003eBCM's \"Universal\" ColonyLodge may house the widest range of species including little brown bats, Mexican free-tailed bats, Indiana bats, big brown bats, Southeastern myotis, Northern long-eared myotis, Pallid bats, Florida bonneted bats, Western long-eared myotis, cave myotis, Yuma myotis, evening bats, Tri-colored bats, Pallas' mastiff bat, and others.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach ColonyLodge ships finished, with all interior surfaces permanently roughened by hand for the best \"bat-holds\" possible. We \u003cem\u003edo not \u003c\/em\u003euse screen material for baffles, which can shred over time and may trap bat pups. Our decorative bat design on the front serves as a vent that helps prevent bats from overheating. ColonyLodge also features a vertical vent on the rear. This will provide a desirable temperature gradient from very hot at the peak to ambient at the bottom.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\" class=\"nc684nl6\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"ecm0bbzt e5nlhep0 a8c37x1j\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\" dir=\"auto\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"I've helped build a log cabin (2x). Built a greenhouse, kingsize bed, coffee tables, several other projects myself. Needless to say, I think I'm fairly competent with my DIY skills, but even I know when to call \"uncle\" when someone does it better! BCM's Universal Four Chamber bat house is incredibly well done! Worth every single penny! Very impressed. Now...let the bats come!\" - \u003cspan class=\"pq6dq46d\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"oi732d6d ik7dh3pa d2edcug0 qv66sw1b c1et5uql a8c37x1j muag1w35 dco85op0 e9vueds3 j5wam9gi lrazzd5p oo9gr5id\" dir=\"auto\"\u003eSharon via Facebook\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you?\u003c\/strong\u003e Select black, brown, or green for most northern states and high elevations. Select tan for warmer climates such as all the Gulf Coast states and low elevation\/desert of AZ, NM, and CA. Included with every bat house is a 16-page manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHighly durable weatherproof body \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHolds ~210 myotis or free tail bats! \u003cem\u003e(calculated 2 bats per linear inch of roost space, double stacking the wide crevice, and using the attic space against the roof. Larger bat species would be significantly less capacity.)\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCustom bat-shaped front vent and vertical rear vent for air-transfer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSimulated shingled roof with wood-grain exterior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAvailable in 4 colors (Black, Khaki, Dark Green, and Dark Brown)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSeamless exterior shell, significantly outlasts any wooden bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSuitable for at least 14 North American bat species and potentially others nationwide\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSpecial interior Attic Ledge favored by pups\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSelf-cleaning; all dropping fall out naturally\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDimensions: 24\" x 18\" x 5.75\" (~20 lbs)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 Chambers ( 0.75\" and 1.50'' spacing)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat included?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eAssembled bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e16-page manual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWatertight roofing screws for attaching to Pole Mount (\u003cem\u003esold separately\u003c\/em\u003e) or other flat structure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's needed?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCordless drill\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cem\u003eA \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/standard-pole-mount-kit\" title=\"bat house pole mount\"\u003eMount Kit\u003c\/a\u003e is strongly recommended if attaching bat house to pressure-treated 4\" x 4\" x 16' or 4\" x 6\" x 16' post \u003cstrong\u003ecemented\u003c\/strong\u003e 3' into the ground. Use a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" title=\"bat house post protector\"\u003epost protector\u003c\/a\u003e to double the life of the post if in wet areas. Installation instructions included in the manual.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eSee 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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eHandmade in Pennsylvania, built for use everywhere in North America\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/files\/Merlin-Tuttles-Bat-Conservation-purple-tealgreen_medium.png?v=1536252574\" alt=\"Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBCM bat houses are recommended by\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eMerlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eIn stock; shipping within 1-3 business \u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\" color=\"#38761d\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"caret-color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003edays\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e!\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e"}

ColonyLodge - Universal 4 Chamber Bat House

Product Description

Heavy-duty Seamless "No Maintenance"  Exterior • Made in the USA • Multiple Crevice Sizes for Nationwide Use • Attic Pup Ledge

“The BCM 4 chamber (ColonyLodge) is one of my all time favorite bat houses presently available” - Merlin Tuttle, Founder of Bat Conservation International and Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

Building bat houses since 1990, BCM has now created long-lasting one that incorporates critical features bat biologists have most recently recommended. Our one-piece, thick plastic outer shell eliminates seams separating over time, which can render bat houses unusable. Our ColonyLodge will outlast any unmaintained all-wood bat house on the market.

BCM's ColonyLodge incorporates space suitable for even more species around the country, and includes our unique sloped ceiling crevice that allows bats to snuggle against the warm roof, and may prevent pups from falling out! An extra-wide 1.5'' crevice is suitable for big brown bats found across most of the country, Pallid bats in the West, and Florida bonneted bats in the south half of Florida. Mexican free tail and many myotis spp. will take advantage of "double stacking" in this crevice.  BCM's "Universal" ColonyLodge may house the widest range of species including little brown bats, Mexican free-tailed bats, Indiana bats, big brown bats, Southeastern myotis, Northern long-eared myotis, Pallid bats, Florida bonneted bats, Western long-eared myotis, cave myotis, Yuma myotis, evening bats, Tri-colored bats, Pallas' mastiff bat, and others.

Each ColonyLodge ships finished, with all interior surfaces permanently roughened by hand for the best "bat-holds" possible. We do not use screen material for baffles, which can shred over time and may trap bat pups. Our decorative bat design on the front serves as a vent that helps prevent bats from overheating. ColonyLodge also features a vertical vent on the rear. This will provide a desirable temperature gradient from very hot at the peak to ambient at the bottom.

"I've helped build a log cabin (2x). Built a greenhouse, kingsize bed, coffee tables, several other projects myself. Needless to say, I think I'm fairly competent with my DIY skills, but even I know when to call "uncle" when someone does it better! BCM's Universal Four Chamber bat house is incredibly well done! Worth every single penny! Very impressed. Now...let the bats come!" - Sharon via Facebook

 

Which color bat house is best for you? Select black, brown, or green for most northern states and high elevations. Select tan for warmer climates such as all the Gulf Coast states and low elevation/desert of AZ, NM, and CA. Included with every bat house is a 16-page manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.

  • Highly durable weatherproof body 
  • Holds ~210 myotis or free tail bats! (calculated 2 bats per linear inch of roost space, double stacking the wide crevice, and using the attic space against the roof. Larger bat species would be significantly less capacity.)
  • Custom bat-shaped front vent and vertical rear vent for air-transfer
  • Simulated shingled roof with wood-grain exterior
  • Available in 4 colors (Black, Khaki, Dark Green, and Dark Brown)
  • Seamless exterior shell, significantly outlasts any wooden bat house
  • Suitable for at least 14 North American bat species and potentially others nationwide
  • Special interior Attic Ledge favored by pups
  • Self-cleaning; all dropping fall out naturally
  • Dimensions: 24" x 18" x 5.75" (~20 lbs)
  • 4 Chambers ( 0.75" and 1.50'' spacing)

What included?

  • Assembled bat house
  • 16-page manual
  • Watertight roofing screws for attaching to Pole Mount (sold separately) or other flat structure

What's needed?

  • Cordless drill
  • A Mount Kit is strongly recommended if attaching bat house to pressure-treated 4" x 4" x 16' or 4" x 6" x 16' post cemented 3' into the ground. Use a post protector to double the life of the post if in wet areas. Installation instructions included in the manual.

See our Resources & Free Advice for step-by-step instructions on how to mount this bat house on a post or building.

 

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  • Hi John! I had a question about bat house placement, namely, how high is too high? We have a tall, straight Douglas fir with no lower branches and a good SW aspect that might be a good spot for our bat house. However, the best location on the trunk is pretty high - about 40 feet up. We can get it up there, but I wanted to check and see if there was an upper ceiling for recommended mounting locations. I know you don\'t recommend trees for mounting bat boxes, but we\'re working with the resources we have. We have a small property, a short house, and a lot of trees. So, we\'re making the best of it.

    There is no upper limit, bats will roost in trees hundreds of feet off the ground. Just the higher you go the harder it is to see if there is activity and do any repairs , etc. unless you have ability to service something that high.

  • I live in Odessa, FL on a lake. We have a fully forested yard so the only place a bat house would have the proper spacing from trees for an open area is at the lake shore or over the lake. My question is will bats move into a bat house placed over water?

    You can certainly put it over water, just the post may rot out a lot faster. Any grounded bats would have no chance, so it's not the best.  I would also try putting the bat house on the tree even if it is shaded somewhat. The dirty secret of FL bats is that there are at least 4 species that will use bat houses, and they may use them different times of the year for different reasons! I have seen fully occupied bat houses in full shade where I thought I'd never think to put up a bat house. So, try it and at some point in the year you may be occupied! On the other hand, many bat roosts are in bridges directly over water. In FL it is best to try locating a bat houses a few different locations and the local bats will tell you what they need.

  • We had bats until Spring in Florida, then they suddenly left! Are they overheated? We installed a shade roof but still no bats.

    In any bat house you may not have the same bats occupying the same bat house year round. Bats that are overheated will not simply abandon a bat house, but they will be clustered at the bottom and roosting outside the baffles on the landing plate. When a colony suddenly moves, any number of things might have happened: they migrated, food and roost resources opened up elsewhere that are better, a predator took up residence nearby, or there’s a remote possibly they were poisoned. If you have ever noticed a hawk or kestrel coming in at dusk, that could have been a contributing factor. Also look carefully at the boxes for tiny yellow jackets that may have nested far up into the crevices- you will just see a few of them buzzing around that doesn’t look like much and maybe are just mistaken for flies at first?  But bats will totally abandon a bat house over yellow jackets (paper wasps and mud daubers co-exist and are not a problem.)    Most likely you had Brazilian free tail bats over this winter (did they have a very strong odor when they were emerging?) and come April they congregate to form super colonies like the Gainesville Bat Condos and a number of other very large bat condo-class structures scattered around North Florida. This is where these particular bats choose to raise young, and then they will begin dispersing as soon as the young are able to fly. These bats change roosts to avoid parasites that build up in the roosts.    If you had bats in your boxes year-round previously, it may have been Brazillian free tails which are year-round FL residents being replaced by Mexican free tails that migrate, or you get an influx of Southeastern bats or evening bats in the spring/summer that have not shown up this year for various reasons unrelated to the bat houses.   Going forward it is hard to apply a “one size fits all” recommendation for FL bats because of the 5 different species possible in bat houses and the year round bat activity; essentially you have to watch what the bats do and let them tell you what they want. I would say based on the use we have of the same model throughout FL, the shade roof is not initially necessary unless you start noticing bats outside the house. I noticed your newer photo has a very large shade roof that might be putting the bat house in the shade most of the day. My inkling would be to remove that for an entire year and note the bat activity. However, I have also seen other bat houses in FL occupied when placed in complete shade in the winter; so the neat thing about Florida is that you can have bats in a bat house anytime with virtually any installation. You could also simply leave it alone until this time next year and see if anything moves in, noting about when they arrive and leave again. If they do not raise young in your boxes, you may start to see activity August and onward as they disperse from summer roosts.  t

  • Hello, I purchased a three chamber bat house from you years ago and have had a booming bat population through the years. I take down the bat house each winter and perform maintenance on it. Today I noticed it was infested with bat bugs - ugh! I had it in my garage and am not too happy with it, but my question is, how do I treat the bat house to get rid of the bat bugs but do not harm the bats when they return? I do not want to use poisons that could affect the bats when they return this spring. 

    Turn the bat house upside down and sprinkle diatomaceous earth in all the chambers, taking care it gets to the roof. After a week tap the bat house right-side-up so just a dusting remains inside. The bats will love you for it. Here is a link or simply search for "diatomaceous earth” on amazon.   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KPXGNTO/ref=emc_b_5_t

  • I'd like to mount this bat house onto a metal pole, do you have suggestions?

    We offer a metal pole mount that will slip over a 2'' square, 14 gauge pole, call 717-242-2228 for availability. We suggest using a 14' or 16' pole. After 3' of the pole is cemented into the ground, the -bottom- of the bat house should be ~10' above the ground or higher.   Nothing like this pole  is found at lumbar yards, you’ll need to find a local steel supply yard that will be selling steel and aluminum in 20’ lengths, etc. They will cut one for you to probably.

  • We\'ve had a couple of cats visit our yard recently. Is there anything we can do to the bat house post to prevent any possible cat attacks?

    I wouldn’t worry about cats; unless your mounting location allows cats to be next to the bat house (like near a ledge on a building somehow). If you’re mounting on a post there’s little to worry about. Your cat might find a bat on the ground in the summer, but it’s most likely on the ground for other reasons already, not because of the cat. If you notice this happening a lot you might try adding a Pup Catcher (in the summer months only). https://batmanagement.com/products/bcm-pup-catcher

  • I live in Cabot, Arkansas. Would mounting on a pole work? OK to get shade from 1PM (sun rest of time) or do they need more hours of sunlight? Should bat pole have a baffle to protect from snakes/raccoons?

    I would go with the green or black 4 Chamber Universal bat house, or possibly the Super Rocket Roost. If you will maintain the wooden bat houses by repainting/resealing every 3-4 years, those are less expensive.  I prefer poles because they can be placed somewhere good for bats and people (not on a house where droppings will be on the siding/windows, etc.) The predator guards probably aren’t all that necessary; many other things will be a bigger problem (wood bat house falling apart, woodpeckers drilling holes, etc.) So only worry about that if you happen to notice a problem.

  • Can I install these back to back?

    Any of our bat houses can be installed back to back, the Pole Mount Kit https://batmanagement.com/products/standard-pole-mount-kit bolts will not conflict when screwed back-to-back. The Rocket Roost of course is a completely different design and isn't something intended to be mounted back-to-back.

  • Do back to back houses need to both be at the same height on the post?

    No as long as the bottoms are 10’ above ground/shrubs you can put several on a post on either side or even on all 4 sides. You might consider using a 6''x6'' post if you're thinking of mounting more than 4 bat houses on a single post.

  • Do bat houses need a predator protection board at the bottom of the house or are all chambers exposed?

    Predation in any of our bat houses is so low it is not something we are concerned with. There are probably more problems with yellow jackets and woodpeckers than anything grabbing bats from below. Avoid placing bat houses immediately next to things that could be predator perches. Bats likely will not emerge if a predator such as a ringtail or raccoon is hanging on the bat house, and the crevices are too narrow for anything to really get inside other than very rarely a snake, perhaps, and that is very difficult to protect against. Nature is harsh and bats are subject to predation in natural roosts. The design of the bat house inheriently protects againt the whole colony being wiped out, and all predators can't be completely protected against. If a predator guard is desired, any of those used for posts for bird houses, etc. might be tried.

  • does outside HVAC noise bother the bats if I install the house within 5 feet

    No, but be sure the HVAC will not blow air into the bat house, or next to the bat house where bats will be flying. As long as the exhaust is not going thru the flight path of the bats it will be fine.

  • We live in Idaho and think that we have a colony of Little Brown Bats living in the eaves of our house. We plan to seal their entry point in October, and install a house for them to use next summer. Will this BCM Universal Four Chamber house work for Little Brown Bats? Thank you!

    Yes very suitable. The black or green or dark brown (available Fall 2020) color choices would be appropriate. Thanks!

  • Hi. I also have a question about placement. I would like to place a 4 chamber house on the south facing side of a two story, detached garage. You mentioned not to place the house immediately above the window. Is that to keep it clean? (Due to the droppings.) The roof is somewhat sloped and in order to keep the box away from the eaves and high enough, I think the best place to place it would be directly over the bottom windows. These are very old windows that just go into the car/storage part of the garage so I don’t care too much if they get nasty. They are also a bit recessed, which I think would mitigate the issue. Thank you!

    Bat dropping may splatter on the windows and pile up on the windosill. Minimize this by attaching 2x4 spacers to the house, then attach the bat house to this. Bonus: Cut a 1''x1' tall slot out of the back of your bat house and scrach up the back of it with a utility knife. This opens a vent on the back of the bat house allowing bats to cool off in the space created by the spacers. Be sure not to put the bat house too high on the garage where it is shaded by the eves.

  • I live in upstate NY, north of Albany in Ballston Spa. I think I would need to order the black color if I want the bats to use it as a nursery. I would place it facing SE for dawn to noon sun. Is this correct?

    Yes, even more direct sun would be good. You cannot get bat houses too hot in NY... if you do, it is easy to fix simply by adding a second bat house to the back.

  • Hi! We're wondering if you can predict when you'll have the four-chamber premium bat house (preferably black) back in stock. Thanks!

    All colors are currently in stock and shipping within 1-2 business days. For stock inquiries please email sales@batmanagement.com as this Q&A is not updated as regularly. - Thanks!

  • Do you have this one in stock? If so if order today will I have in before August 13, 2020, Thanks! Israel

    Hello - black and tans are in stock as of this writing. Generally, if an item can be ordered online, it is in stock or is expected to ship within about a week.

  • Hello! We want to mount on our house, but don't want guano collecting on our house below the bat box. Does this happen? We can address guano on the ground, but could it be a problem on the side of the house? What do you recommend? Thanks!

    Yes guano will be splattered below the bat house as the bats return in the morning or throughout the night. This can be minimized by adding 2x4 spacers between the building and the bat house- this should prevent streaks of urine on the building. The guano might be hosed off a few times a summer, just be careful not to spray up into the bat house.

  • Do you ship to Ontario Canada?

    Yes, please place the items in your cart, enter the full shipping address, and you will see the cost of the shipping online. Thanks!

  • Hey there, any idea when you'll have the BCM Universal Four Chamber Premium Bat House back in stock?

    As of July 15, 2020 we have a large batch of black and just a few green we are doing final assembly. We are working to never run out of these items but are at the whim of the plastic molding process. Ususally we are replenished within two weeks. If the website is accepting orders, we have the item in stock and shipping within 2 days. If preorders are available, this means the product is being buillt and usually ships within a week or two. Please use the preorder to secure a bat house in the spring+summer when we seel them as fast as we make them.

  • Do you have a time frame when this item will be back in stock? I would like to purchase depending on how long before order could be filled. Thank You.

    We occassionally run out of shells for this item however we have been addressing this so that we never run out. We should be shipping these again within 1 to 2 weeks. If a preorder is available I advise to reserve one as in the summer we tend to sell them as fast as we can assemble them.

  • When will these bat houses be back in stock? THANK YOU!

    We are working to never run out of bat houses; ours are hand assembled in Pennsylvania but sometimes our mold manufacturer cannot keep up. Anytime they are out of stock they are usually back in within about 10-14 business days.

  • Should I get a khaki or dark green bat house for Jacksonboro, SC (29452)? When do you think the 4-chamber units will be back in stock? Is it okay to install now, or should I wait until next Spring? John

    I don't think you can go wrong with the dark green as it is easier to fix an overheating problem than it is to fix a bat house that is too cool. We are working to never run out of 4 chamber Universal bat houses and Super Rocket Roosts... each should be back in stock in 14 days or less.

  • The bats are turning my cedar home into a large bathouse. I have 4 acres of Ozark hills, covered with trees. The yard area has more spaced out trees, but not what I would call a tree line edging an open yard. Where to put the bat house(s)? Up or down the hill? Close or further away from the house? I have any number of trees I could cut off at the proper height to mount. I'd rather not have the bother or expense of installing a pole, especially since everything around here is on an incline -- can't lean a ladder on a pole.

    You can put a bat house anyplace in the yard and bats will find it eventually. Many people put the bat house on the house itself for a season or so and seal up the crevices on the siding. Bats should start concentrating in the bat house(s), at least putting them in one place. Then in winter you can move the bat houses off the house onto whatever other sunny location you have that is good for you. The bats -will- find it. They will also continue to find any crevices you missed. 

    A pole, and pole mount kit, post protector, and cement will run about $100 plus your time to dig a hole. Two people are usually able to flip the pole upright into hole, 3 people definately can, or it could be assembled leaning against a pickup truck with an appropriate ladder rack, then slowly pushed safely into position upright. More info installing is in our manual with the bat houses and also in our learning center: https://batmanagement.com/blogs/bat-roosts and also some videos: https://batmanagement.com/pages/video-bat-house-how-tos

  • I will be putting a 4 chamber house on either a round metal pole (2" galvanized steel) or wooden post (4 x 4 or 4 x 6 ). Any reasons to pick one over the other? From an ease of installation point of view, I can see pros and cons for each. If you recommend wood, is 4 x 4 sturdy enough? Finally, how do you recommend mounting to a metal pole? Thanks for all the help, looking forward to finally getting the project in motion.

    The 4''x6'' is really only a few dollars more, so that is better than a 4''x4''. We moved to 4''x6'' in the early 2000's. For mounting on a metal pole, find U bolts in the hardware section of a home improvement store that will match the diameter of your pipe. Get long enough ones that will go thru the 2x brackets and the bat house, and literally the bat house could hang on the bolts that will protrude thru. You might need a small bolt going into the pole to prevent the bat house from spinning in the wind. Use locknuts.

  • Is the entire house made of plastic, or is the inside wood? I have seen a lot that bats prefer wood so I was curious if thats an issue?

    Hello - our Universal 4 Chamber has a plastic exterior only. The inside is very heavily roughened plywood, roughened in random directions. Bats have used all plastic bat houses, but success and site loyalty has varied. We beleive the wood adds thermal mass which allows the bat house to retain heat longer into the night, which is revealed with temperature loggers. Larger, heavier bat houses are of course more difficult to install, but they are routinely more successful than small, lightweight bat houses...essentially most bat houses costing under about $50 are small, and lightweight. We would be selling small, lightweight, inexpensive bat houses... if they worked reliably..

  • I want to purchase a Universal 4 Chamber Bat House. What color is Best for Central Oklahoma? It's very hot in summer and very cold in winter. Very windy as well. Do you ever offer free shipping?

    Hello - any dark color would be appropriate for your location. Perhaps choose a location on the downstream side of mature trees of the prevailing wind; near some trees but not shaded by trees. Tree roosts sway naturally so bats already expect a bat house to sway too. Occassionally we have a 10-20% coupon available visible at the top of the website in the blue announcement bar. If nothing is there, contact sales@batmanagement.com anyway and we may have a coupon code available!

  • Is this composite bat house better as a deterrent to woodpeckers? Do you offer smaller composite built bat houses?

    I would say yes; the plastic exterior is difficult for birds to cling to. If someone has first hand experiance or photos of woodpecker damage to our 4 chamber Universal bat house https://batmanagement.com/collections/homeowner-sized-bat-houses/products/universal-four-chamber-premium-bat-house , let us know by emailing sales@batmanagement.com

  • I live in central Florida and have several live oak trees. The are at least 50 ft tall. Can I mount on the lower trunk at recommenced height? I they face SE already.

    Hello! If the bat houses still receive direct morning sun at least half the day, then yes this would work. Be sure to use stainless steel hardware mounting on a live tree, or you increase the chance of killing the tree.

  • Hello! Do you offer free or discounted shipping over a certain amount? We are planning on an order of $450 and thought I would ask. Thank you! Rana

    Hello due to the size and weight of bat houses, the shipping is seperate. If you or anyone is travelling near Carlisle, PA, they certainly can be picked up at our shop to save shipping. Likewise we travel frequently and it may be possible on large orders to meet or even be delivered, in certain circumstances. Inquire at sales@batmanagement.com

  • Hi! Where is the BCM 4 chamber made? Just curious. Thanks! Sean

    Hello the shells are made from our molds currently in NC and each unit is assembled by hand in Carlisle, PA.

  • Can the bat house be mounted on a building and are mounting instructions included?

    Yes- a couple of points: you probably don't want to tuck it under the eves because it it will get shaded. Many mount 2x4 spacers to the building using tapcon (if brick/stone) screws or other screws, then mount the bat house to the 2x4s. This reduces the number of dropping on the house and makes it easier to install and remove the bat house. There are instructions included and more instructions here: https://batmanagement.com/blogs/bat-roosts/how-to-mount-a-bat-house-on-stonework

  • Hi, I live in Washington State. I have a pine tree in my yard that has been limbed up, but because the shallow roots we will eventually take the top off (to prevent falling). What I'm wondering is if I can use this tree as a 'post' to mount the 4 chamber roost to. What is the difference between the standard mounting system and the post system?

    If the placement on the tree receives direct sun most of the day, then it serves the same function and would be perfectly fine. You do not want limbs shading the bat house. To get the two pole mount brackets perfectly in line on the irregular tree, lay them out properly on the ground and connect them with scrap wood to frame them in place. Then attach the brackets to the tree with stainless steel hardware to reduce the risk of lkilling the tree. Remove the scrap wood and the brackets should be perfectly in line and the correct spacing for the bat house. Not sure what you mean about standard vs. post, feel free to ask again and provide links.

  • I bought 2 of your BCM Universal 4 chamber bat houses about 2 years back to replace my wooden houses that were warping and splitting in the Florida sun. Both houses now hold about 200 free tail bats each. I live in North Florida so I purchased the Khaki houses and from April through October they are full, however when we get cold weather they leave. Question, If I put up a dark green house 4 chamber would they transfer to that house during our brief winter or use during the summer?

    The truth to color and micro siting bat houses is all our advice is really just a starting point, and you really have to watch the houses thru the year and make adjustments as needed. If in summer the bats are hanging out of the box, add more boxes on the backside or try the shade roof solution. If you never get bats, the box may not get hot enough or bats simply don’t need more roost space. So, yes, installing the green or black bat houses possibly may have some move in when others are a bit cold.

  • Hello, I would like to order several large bat houses. We have Little Brown Myotis's in North Western Montana. They are nesting on the house, we are on a river. We are located at about 3800' with low winter temps 10-20 below occasionally and summer highs in the 90's. Which bat house should we purchase.

    Hi - you might try putting a few bat houses on the house where they are roosting... then move those bat houses onto poles out in the yard the next fall, etc. Unfortunately they will continue to use the house unless something is done to deter them...filling in the crevices they are using, etc. The 4 chamber or 3 chamber in black I would suggest. Some would put a bat house on a post today, and another on the house. Then after a season, move the one that was on the house onto the backside of the pole. We have kits available soon for double-sided bat houses.

  • We are in PA and intend on purchasing the Universal Four Chamber. Can this be attached to a brick chimney? We have approximately 100-200 bats in our attic according to the local game commission who came to investigate when we called on how to handle them with little one's around. They are entering in a small space near the chimney. We would like to put the house up near their old roosting home and this spot gets sun and is high up.

    Yes that should be a fine place, however it is hard to reach. If you have a few acres and a place for a post, you might consider a bat house on a post in the sun, so that bats won't be pooping on the side of the house, etc. If you need assistance with sealing we have a boom lift that probably can reach the chimney both to install the bat house and also seal the chimney at the same time in winter when bats won't be present.

  • Hi, I live in Boiling Springs, PA which is in zone 5 on your map. Should I purchase a black or green house? Also, I heard that your facility is up in Carlisle. Can I just pick up the house so that you do not have to ship it? Thanks, Ryan

    Hello - either color bat house will work in our area. You can arrange a pickup typically between 9:30-4:00 weekdays by calling 717-241-2228.

  • Hi, Do you have the dk Green Universal bat house in stock? I am unable to order it online.

    If an item is able to be added to your cart, then it is in stock. Sometimes we do have items in stock and the website has not been updated. Call Jenni at 717-241-2228 for the best information or expected build times.

  • I live in cleveand ohio what color bat house do you recommend

    Hi- for that location, any northern latitudes or high elevations, you really can't go wrong with black, very dark brown, or very dark green.You really cannot get a bat house  too hot in the vast majority of the US. Please see our resource on What Color Should a Bat House Be here: https://batmanagement.com/blogs/bat-roosts/what-color-should-i-paint-my-bat-house

  • I'd like to purchase a BCM Universal Four Chamber Premium Bat House in Khaki. Do you have any currently available? I am in New Orleans, LA.

    Hello- generally if you can add the bat house to our shopping cart and complete an order, it is in stock or will be in stock within ~10 days.

  • Does the plastic shell produce any toxic off gassing ? Exactly what kind of plastic is used?

    The material used is polyethylene. The spec sheet states that the material is suitable for contact with food according to the FDA, and that it is biologically and chemically inert.  There isn’t a statement about off gassing, the FDA spec is the most relevant passage in the specs.

  • I live in southern Ohio. Where I intend to install the bat house gets full sun all day. Should i get the black or the dark green house?

    Either one would work equally well, so it's just a personal preference for you! For longest life possible, install the post using a post protector, and also consider painting the shell a matching color with a spray paint formulated for plastic. This would provide a layer of UV protection for the plastic and extend the life even longer.

  • I tried to order the 4 chamber bat house but it wouldn't let me add the 4chamber discount at checkout.

    The discount code you might have been trying was for the standard 4 chamber premium bat house that as of this writing is available in green and tan. For a limited time you can still get this version until supply exhausts. Those can also be painted black if needed using a good paint formulated for plastic.

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