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{"id":1932834799719,"title":"BCM Pup Catcher","handle":"bcm-pup-catcher","description":"\u003cp class=\"p1\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSave the pups! \u003c\/strong\u003eNot every site necessitate a Pup Catcher, but if you have noticed grounded bats around your bat house certain times of the season, this accessory may help. Flailing bats can be helped by installing a net and associated supports below the bat house that enables bats to grab on if they are falling and allow them to climb back to the house.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhy do bats drop out of roosts?\u003c\/strong\u003e Maternity colonies that occupy bat houses sometimes encounter problems during the summer months, including overheating and overcrowding.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBaby bats need very warm temperatures in order to maintain their growth rate, however, bat houses occasionally overheat during the summer months, causing both pups and mother bats to fall out. These bats are in a weakened state from heat exhaustion and often die.  The added warmth of the summer, coupled with the fact that the population in a bat house will double as the young are born and growing, can result in disastrous consequences for the colony.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen temperatures are extreme, the bats may also be able to move out of the bat house and onto the net to cool themselves, however this may leave them vulnerable to predation. A better solution would be to install an additional bat house nearby, or on the backside of the first. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePlease note that grounded bats should never be rescued with bare hands. See this \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/batworld.org\/local-rescue\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLocate a Rescuer page\u003c\/a\u003e for information on how to safely contain bats in trouble, as well as a state-by-state list of bat rescuers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe harsh reality of nature is that realistically some bats in your bat colony will not survive. One theory is that the first pup born to a new mother receives all the toxins that have built up, compounding the weakened state, as pups in some locations have been known to drop out despite seemingly normal weather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe BCM Pup Catcher\u003c\/strong\u003e is designed for long term use. This is a rather robust frame made from sturdy 2''x4'' treated material, which may be painted to match your bat house or pole if desired. We made our pup catcher heavier duty than other versions available. This is so it will hold up to repeated installs, removals, and tosses around the garage during storage. Pup catchers should only be used during the pup season, and only if necessary. Leaving a pup catcher on year-round introduces ledges a predator may take advantage of. With this in mind, we designed ours to install and remove quick, and hold up over time.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eBCM's Pup Catcher is a one-piece design that you simply position under a bat house mounted to a post, and drive two page bolts to secure it. The spacing works perfectly if \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/standard-pole-mount-kit\" title=\"bat house pole mount kit\"\u003eBCM's Pole Mount Kits\u003c\/a\u003e were used to mount the bat house to the post, but may very well work on any maternity bat house. A small minor ledge is formed right at the base of the bat house, which may catch bats dropping from some of the rear-most chambers. Failing that, a 20'' tall screen ends in a basket that covers all of the chambers up to the size of a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/four-chamber-premium-bat-house\" title=\"bat house\"\u003e4-Chamber Premium Bat House\u003c\/a\u003e. Unlike other designs, we leave the basket smooth-sided, so that bats may be encouraged to climb only the screen leading back to the bat house without becoming stranded as predator-bait. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eThe screen used in this item is \u003cspan\u003eUV stabilized polyethylene, a significant upgrade from simple window screen. The mesh's 1\/8'' holes is large enough that guano may naturally or wash down thru. 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These bats are in a weakened state from heat exhaustion and often die.  The added warmth of the summer, coupled with the fact that the population in a bat house will double as the young are born and growing, can result in disastrous consequences for the colony.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen temperatures are extreme, the bats may also be able to move out of the bat house and onto the net to cool themselves, however this may leave them vulnerable to predation. A better solution would be to install an additional bat house nearby, or on the backside of the first. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePlease note that grounded bats should never be rescued with bare hands. See this \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/batworld.org\/local-rescue\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLocate a Rescuer page\u003c\/a\u003e for information on how to safely contain bats in trouble, as well as a state-by-state list of bat rescuers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe harsh reality of nature is that realistically some bats in your bat colony will not survive. One theory is that the first pup born to a new mother receives all the toxins that have built up, compounding the weakened state, as pups in some locations have been known to drop out despite seemingly normal weather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe BCM Pup Catcher\u003c\/strong\u003e is designed for long term use. This is a rather robust frame made from sturdy 2''x4'' treated material, which may be painted to match your bat house or pole if desired. We made our pup catcher heavier duty than other versions available. This is so it will hold up to repeated installs, removals, and tosses around the garage during storage. Pup catchers should only be used during the pup season, and only if necessary. Leaving a pup catcher on year-round introduces ledges a predator may take advantage of. With this in mind, we designed ours to install and remove quick, and hold up over time.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eBCM's Pup Catcher is a one-piece design that you simply position under a bat house mounted to a post, and drive two page bolts to secure it. The spacing works perfectly if \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/standard-pole-mount-kit\" title=\"bat house pole mount kit\"\u003eBCM's Pole Mount Kits\u003c\/a\u003e were used to mount the bat house to the post, but may very well work on any maternity bat house. A small minor ledge is formed right at the base of the bat house, which may catch bats dropping from some of the rear-most chambers. Failing that, a 20'' tall screen ends in a basket that covers all of the chambers up to the size of a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/four-chamber-premium-bat-house\" title=\"bat house\"\u003e4-Chamber Premium Bat House\u003c\/a\u003e. Unlike other designs, we leave the basket smooth-sided, so that bats may be encouraged to climb only the screen leading back to the bat house without becoming stranded as predator-bait. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eThe screen used in this item is \u003cspan\u003eUV stabilized polyethylene, a significant upgrade from simple window screen. The mesh's 1\/8'' holes is large enough that guano may naturally or wash down thru. The height allows space so that bats have a clear approach and exit from the bat house without the basket being in the way, but also not too tall where bats simply don't have a chance to make the climb.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eNote: Actual product may reflect minor design updates and may not be exactly as pictured.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eTo be used with: \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3-Chamber Wooden Bat House\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3-Chamber Bat House Kit\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFour-Chamber Premium Bat House\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSingle Chamber Bat House\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDouble Chamber Bat House\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBat Bunker Plus (this Pup Catcher will not span the entire width of this bat house)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAny similar bat house\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\" style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHandmade in Pennsylvania\u003c\/strong\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 Pup Catcher

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Save the pups! Not every site necessitate a Pup Catcher, but if you have noticed grounded bats around your bat house certain times of the season, this accessory may help. Flailing bats can be helped by installing a net and associated supports below the bat house that enables bats to grab on if they are falling and allow them to climb back to the house.

Why do bats drop out of roosts? Maternity colonies that occupy bat houses sometimes encounter problems during the summer months, including overheating and overcrowding.

Baby bats need very warm temperatures in order to maintain their growth rate, however, bat houses occasionally overheat during the summer months, causing both pups and mother bats to fall out. These bats are in a weakened state from heat exhaustion and often die.  The added warmth of the summer, coupled with the fact that the population in a bat house will double as the young are born and growing, can result in disastrous consequences for the colony.

When temperatures are extreme, the bats may also be able to move out of the bat house and onto the net to cool themselves, however this may leave them vulnerable to predation. A better solution would be to install an additional bat house nearby, or on the backside of the first. 

Please note that grounded bats should never be rescued with bare hands. See this Locate a Rescuer page for information on how to safely contain bats in trouble, as well as a state-by-state list of bat rescuers.

The harsh reality of nature is that realistically some bats in your bat colony will not survive. One theory is that the first pup born to a new mother receives all the toxins that have built up, compounding the weakened state, as pups in some locations have been known to drop out despite seemingly normal weather.

The BCM Pup Catcher is designed for long term use. This is a rather robust frame made from sturdy 2''x4'' treated material, which may be painted to match your bat house or pole if desired. We made our pup catcher heavier duty than other versions available. This is so it will hold up to repeated installs, removals, and tosses around the garage during storage. Pup catchers should only be used during the pup season, and only if necessary. Leaving a pup catcher on year-round introduces ledges a predator may take advantage of. With this in mind, we designed ours to install and remove quick, and hold up over time.

BCM's Pup Catcher is a one-piece design that you simply position under a bat house mounted to a post, and drive two page bolts to secure it. The spacing works perfectly if BCM's Pole Mount Kits were used to mount the bat house to the post, but may very well work on any maternity bat house. A small minor ledge is formed right at the base of the bat house, which may catch bats dropping from some of the rear-most chambers. Failing that, a 20'' tall screen ends in a basket that covers all of the chambers up to the size of a 4-Chamber Premium Bat House. Unlike other designs, we leave the basket smooth-sided, so that bats may be encouraged to climb only the screen leading back to the bat house without becoming stranded as predator-bait. 

The screen used in this item is UV stabilized polyethylene, a significant upgrade from simple window screen. The mesh's 1/8'' holes is large enough that guano may naturally or wash down thru. The height allows space so that bats have a clear approach and exit from the bat house without the basket being in the way, but also not too tall where bats simply don't have a chance to make the climb.

Note: Actual product may reflect minor design updates and may not be exactly as pictured.

To be used with: 

  • 3-Chamber Wooden Bat House
  • 3-Chamber Bat House Kit
  • Four-Chamber Premium Bat House
  • Single Chamber Bat House
  • Double Chamber Bat House
  • Bat Bunker Plus (this Pup Catcher will not span the entire width of this bat house)
  • Any similar bat house

Handmade in Pennsylvania 

Available In Stock, Usually Ships 1-2 Days

$49.00
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