{"id":1931914838119,"title":"BCM Super Rocket Roost","handle":"bcm-super-rocket-roost","description":"\u003cp\u003eWith bats, bigger is better. Considering it takes about the same effort to install a 4'' Rocket Roost as does a 8'' Super Rocket Roost, we feel the 8'' Super Rocket Roost is a no brainer for serious bat habitat enhancement and mitigation. Our Rocket Core  mimics a dead tree with both \"wedge\" roost crevices and more traditional vertical baffles. A 1\/4'' thick heavy-duty custom outdoor UV-resistant plastic shell protects the roost for a no maintenance roost\u003cstrong\u003e. \u003c\/strong\u003e The larger mass of the Super Rocket Roost retains heat longer into the night and provides more roost crevices for more bats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe BCM Rocket Roost is intended to be added to an existing 4''x6''x16' treated post. Bats may land on, but never roost against the treated post. To protect and possibly double the life of the post, we recommend a 4''x6'' \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" title=\"Post Protector\"\u003ePost Protector\u003c\/a\u003e be used to protect the ground-air transition zone where most base posts fail. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThanks to \"White Nose Syndrome\" that has killed millions of bats in North America, the landscape of the bat population has changed. Rocket Roosts tend to attract small families of bats but of a wider range of species, whereas larger nursery bat houses tend to attract a large number of just a few species. Some bats prefer small roosts which end up being less obvious to predators and less prone to parasite overload. So, one bat roost does not fit all, and BCM Rocket Roosts are a great complement to nursery style bat houses especially on forest edges.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRocket boxes are highly successful and perform better than many other designs. Our 4'' test units had big brown bats occupy in less than 10 days at one site, while at another location little brown bats were recorded the first time it was surveyed 45 days after installation. Rocket Roosts are great\u003cspan\u003e for large mitigation projects were a number of long-term replacement roosts are necessary, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ewhile being far more cost effective than other solutions\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eContents:\u003c\/strong\u003e (1) 8'' diameter, 56'' tall Super Rocket Roost with heavy-duty plastic exterior and associated hardware. The Super Rocket Roost overall is almost 8'' in diameter, 56'' high, and weighs ~35 lbs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYou supply:\u003c\/strong\u003e (1)- 80 lb. bag concrete mix. For the base use \u003cspan\u003e(1) 4''x6''x16' treated post. 16' is \u003c\/span\u003eminimum length for the base, this will get the bottom of the Rocket Roost ~11' above ground, assuming ~3' is in the ground. Use a longer base post if you anticipate the vegetation to grow up and possibly shade the roost. Caution: a dry 4''x6''x16' treated post will weigh approximately 100 lbs. but is usually available at \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.menards.com\/main\/building-materials\/lumber-boards\/timbers-logs\/4-x-6-2-critical-structural-ac2-reg-green-pressure-treated-timber\/1112463\/p-1444422768597.htm\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003esome local lumber yards.\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to install:  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOptionally stain the post to extend its life even longer and\/or for looks. \u003c\/span\u003eSlip on post protector (if desired) and drill out its weep holes. Place in a hole with 8'' of gravel at the bottom. Backfill a few more inches of gravel, \u003cspan\u003ethen backfill with cement mix. \u003c\/span\u003eApproximately 2.5'-3' of the post should be below ground. While the Super Rocket Roost may be intimidating, two people can easily flip the post upright. Once standing in the hole, it will not fall over, assuming the hole diameter was not over-dug. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverall points:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e8’’ diameter Rocket Roost\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e35 lbs weight without post, ~135 lbs. with post\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1’ of the Roost Core slips over and lag bolts to a 4’’x6’’x16' treated post (you provide)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHeavy-duty shell slips over the baffle core, no bolts are exposed\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDiagonal \"Gill Vents\" provide lower level ventilation avoiding overheating\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoost Core features both “wedge” crevices (specific to rocket boxes) and “vertical baffles” (like traditional bat houses), which are attractive to a wide range of tree, crevice, and building roosting species\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTwo people can easily stand the post up into a 3’ deep hole\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse a 4’’x6’’ post protector to double the life of the post; stain the post dark brown to extend even longer\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 install this Super Rocket Roost on a post.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eAvailable, \u003cem\u003eShips in about 10 days\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePrefer expert installation?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eBat Conservation and Management can deliver your bat house, assist with choosing an optimal permanent site, install and finish your bat house all in the same afternoon. \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/installation\" title=\"Bat House Delivery and Installation\"\u003eSee our delivery and installation page\u003c\/a\u003e to contact us for a quote.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/290413760\" webkitallowfullscreen=\"\" mozallowfullscreen=\"\" allowfullscreen=\"\" width=\"500\" height=\"375\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2018-07-22T12:08:50-04:00","created_at":"2019-01-04T22:29:37-05:00","vendor":"Bat Conservation and Management, Inc.","type":"Bat House","tags":["Plastic over wood core"],"price":27500,"price_min":27500,"price_max":27500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":19485419536487,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"SROCKET","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"BCM Super Rocket Roost","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":27500,"weight":15876,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":8,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/DSC_1950.jpg?v=1546664776","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/DSC_1966.jpg?v=1546664776","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/rocketscreenshot_f85f8688-4ef6-4ddb-973a-edb942a67ec9.png?v=1546664776","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/DSC_1961.jpg?v=1546664776","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/TitleSlideGenerator.001_ae4f0dda-2b3a-49cd-8b9a-c010a3c6027c.jpeg?v=1546664776","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/bathouse-2.jpg?v=1551197018","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/bathouse-2613.jpg?v=1551197071","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/bathouse-2658.jpg?v=1551197096","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/bathouse-2696.jpg?v=1551197141"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/DSC_1950.jpg?v=1546664776","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003eWith bats, bigger is better. 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To protect and possibly double the life of the post, we recommend a 4''x6'' \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" title=\"Post Protector\"\u003ePost Protector\u003c\/a\u003e be used to protect the ground-air transition zone where most base posts fail. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThanks to \"White Nose Syndrome\" that has killed millions of bats in North America, the landscape of the bat population has changed. Rocket Roosts tend to attract small families of bats but of a wider range of species, whereas larger nursery bat houses tend to attract a large number of just a few species. Some bats prefer small roosts which end up being less obvious to predators and less prone to parasite overload. So, one bat roost does not fit all, and BCM Rocket Roosts are a great complement to nursery style bat houses especially on forest edges.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRocket boxes are highly successful and perform better than many other designs. Our 4'' test units had big brown bats occupy in less than 10 days at one site, while at another location little brown bats were recorded the first time it was surveyed 45 days after installation. Rocket Roosts are great\u003cspan\u003e for large mitigation projects were a number of long-term replacement roosts are necessary, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ewhile being far more cost effective than other solutions\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eContents:\u003c\/strong\u003e (1) 8'' diameter, 56'' tall Super Rocket Roost with heavy-duty plastic exterior and associated hardware. The Super Rocket Roost overall is almost 8'' in diameter, 56'' high, and weighs ~35 lbs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYou supply:\u003c\/strong\u003e (1)- 80 lb. bag concrete mix. For the base use \u003cspan\u003e(1) 4''x6''x16' treated post. 16' is \u003c\/span\u003eminimum length for the base, this will get the bottom of the Rocket Roost ~11' above ground, assuming ~3' is in the ground. Use a longer base post if you anticipate the vegetation to grow up and possibly shade the roost. Caution: a dry 4''x6''x16' treated post will weigh approximately 100 lbs. but is usually available at \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.menards.com\/main\/building-materials\/lumber-boards\/timbers-logs\/4-x-6-2-critical-structural-ac2-reg-green-pressure-treated-timber\/1112463\/p-1444422768597.htm\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003esome local lumber yards.\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to install:  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOptionally stain the post to extend its life even longer and\/or for looks. \u003c\/span\u003eSlip on post protector (if desired) and drill out its weep holes. Place in a hole with 8'' of gravel at the bottom. Backfill a few more inches of gravel, \u003cspan\u003ethen backfill with cement mix. \u003c\/span\u003eApproximately 2.5'-3' of the post should be below ground. While the Super Rocket Roost may be intimidating, two people can easily flip the post upright. 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BCM Super Rocket Roost

Product Description

With bats, bigger is better. Considering it takes about the same effort to install a 4'' Rocket Roost as does a 8'' Super Rocket Roost, we feel the 8'' Super Rocket Roost is a no brainer for serious bat habitat enhancement and mitigation. Our Rocket Core  mimics a dead tree with both "wedge" roost crevices and more traditional vertical baffles. A 1/4'' thick heavy-duty custom outdoor UV-resistant plastic shell protects the roost for a no maintenance roost The larger mass of the Super Rocket Roost retains heat longer into the night and provides more roost crevices for more bats.

The BCM Rocket Roost is intended to be added to an existing 4''x6''x16' treated post. Bats may land on, but never roost against the treated post. To protect and possibly double the life of the post, we recommend a 4''x6'' Post Protector be used to protect the ground-air transition zone where most base posts fail. 

Thanks to "White Nose Syndrome" that has killed millions of bats in North America, the landscape of the bat population has changed. Rocket Roosts tend to attract small families of bats but of a wider range of species, whereas larger nursery bat houses tend to attract a large number of just a few species. Some bats prefer small roosts which end up being less obvious to predators and less prone to parasite overload. So, one bat roost does not fit all, and BCM Rocket Roosts are a great complement to nursery style bat houses especially on forest edges.

Rocket boxes are highly successful and perform better than many other designs. Our 4'' test units had big brown bats occupy in less than 10 days at one site, while at another location little brown bats were recorded the first time it was surveyed 45 days after installation. Rocket Roosts are great for large mitigation projects were a number of long-term replacement roosts are necessary, while being far more cost effective than other solutions

Contents: (1) 8'' diameter, 56'' tall Super Rocket Roost with heavy-duty plastic exterior and associated hardware. The Super Rocket Roost overall is almost 8'' in diameter, 56'' high, and weighs ~35 lbs.

You supply: (1)- 80 lb. bag concrete mix. For the base use (1) 4''x6''x16' treated post. 16' is minimum length for the base, this will get the bottom of the Rocket Roost ~11' above ground, assuming ~3' is in the ground. Use a longer base post if you anticipate the vegetation to grow up and possibly shade the roost. Caution: a dry 4''x6''x16' treated post will weigh approximately 100 lbs. but is usually available at some local lumber yards. 

How to install:  Optionally stain the post to extend its life even longer and/or for looks. Slip on post protector (if desired) and drill out its weep holes. Place in a hole with 8'' of gravel at the bottom. Backfill a few more inches of gravel, then backfill with cement mix. Approximately 2.5'-3' of the post should be below ground. While the Super Rocket Roost may be intimidating, two people can easily flip the post upright. Once standing in the hole, it will not fall over, assuming the hole diameter was not over-dug. 

Overall points:

  • 8’’ diameter Rocket Roost
  • 35 lbs weight without post, ~135 lbs. with post
  • 1’ of the Roost Core slips over and lag bolts to a 4’’x6’’x16' treated post (you provide)
  • Heavy-duty shell slips over the baffle core, no bolts are exposed
  • Diagonal "Gill Vents" provide lower level ventilation avoiding overheating
  • Roost Core features both “wedge” crevices (specific to rocket boxes) and “vertical baffles” (like traditional bat houses), which are attractive to a wide range of tree, crevice, and building roosting species
  • Two people can easily stand the post up into a 3’ deep hole
  • Use a 4’’x6’’ post protector to double the life of the post; stain the post dark brown to extend even longer

 See our Resources & Free Advice for step-by-step instructions on how to install this Super Rocket Roost on a post.

Available, Ships in about 10 days

Prefer expert installation?

Bat Conservation and Management can deliver your bat house, assist with choosing an optimal permanent site, install and finish your bat house all in the same afternoon. See our delivery and installation page to contact us for a quote.

$275.00
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • How many bats does it hold and how high off the ground should it be?

    Capacity is assumed to be 2 bats per inch of roost space, but the Super Rocket Roost is difficult to estimate because of so many crevices and shapes built into it. A simple estimate puts the Super Rocket Roost capacity at 126 bats at the minimum. Capacity really isn't the attractive quality for bats however, it is the internal structure variation and thermal qualities that make this bat house a winner.

    Using a 16' post 3' into the ground, the bottom of the Roost will be about 12' off the ground and the top of it will be about 16' above ground.

  • My only concern with the larger ones is the weight but I can find a way to raise it. I would rather mount on a steel pole so no rot and no need for raccoon proofing.

    The Super Rocket Roost itself weighs 35 lbs. With it mounted on a 4’’x6’’x16’ post, 2 people can fairly easily lift it into place upright into a 3’ deep hole, despite the entire assembly now weighing over 100 lbs. with the post. It will not fall over once in the hole, assuming the hole is not over-dug in diameter (it only needs to be 7’’ or so in diameter). You can paint the pole before lifting it, and use a post protector to insulate it from the ground. These practices will have the pole standing for 30+ years.    Raccoons would not fit into the Roost box nor could they reach more than a few inches into the box, so I don’t think they would be a problem. Bats likely would not emerge if there was a raccoon clinging to the post just under the emergence point.

  • Are you saying with the larger versions and a single post the entire post is pressure treated? And that is not an issue for bat health?

    For the Super Rocket, although a full 16’ PT post is used as the base, bats do not actually roost on the PT post. At most they may land on it, but the roost itself is not PT.   The Super Rocket Roost sold mostly assembled. To finish it, you would slip it on a post and secure with a few lag bolts, then slip the plastic hull over it. The base of the post should have a post protector slipped over it. The post around the bottom of the roost exit should be roughened up with a utility knife. At that point it could be painted if desired but otherwise lifted into place and cemented. 

  • I purchased a Super Rocket Roost and am considering post options... I'm considering a 4x6x16 cedar post rather than pressure treated, is there any downside to that choice (other than expense).

    Hello- no the bats won't care if it is PT or cedar. Whichever is used, please use the plastic post protector sleeve on the base to insulate the post from ground contact for best longevity.

  • Is the Super Rocket available for delivery to Canada? Our barn just came down (direct hit by a tornado) and we need to provide homes for our bats!

    Hi sorry to hear of your loss. All of our products are available to ship almost anywhere internationally. Simply add the product to your cart with the delivery address to see the quote. We cannot ship to P.O. boxes.

  • I am also interested in the BCM Super Rocket Roost. Do you have any of these available for purchase.

    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 this type of house “self clean” like the other traditional style bat house? Do the droppings fall out onto the ground?

    Hello - all of out bat houses are designed so that droppings do not acculuminate in the roost; they eventually fall out.

  • Your Super Rocket Box page says they ship in 10 days. Does that mean that you will send it out 10 days from now, or that I will have it within 10 days?

    Hello - "Ships in..." usually means it ships in approximately that about of time indicated, so allow a few more days for transit. This phrasing is not updated daily on the web pages, so if we happen to have a bunch of SRBs one could ship that day after ordering. Please write sales@batmanagement.com or call the office 9-3 EST at 717-241-2228 for the best info on stock on hand.

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