DayLodge - Triple Chamber DIY Kit
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk BCM a Question
Do the roost partitions go all the way to the top against the roof, or should there space?
There should be a 1’’-1.5’’ gap between the top of the partitions and the inside of the roof. This allows bats to change crevices easily, the pups love to lay in that space, and bats have been observed to change crevices when a snake got into one. So, this is a good design feature we have always had.
We were wondering if there are any stains or paints that we shouldn\'t use or if most are fine and we just need to give it the proper time to dry and offgas.
There is no particular paint or stain that is bad for bats. There is no data to support bats prefer one or the other or none. The bat house will certainly last longer if painted/stained. Because of the plastic roof and mounting scheme eliminates the roof wear, the part that will weather is the front, so be sure to double/triple coat the front. Thick paint will fill in the scratch marks on the landing area, so after painting re-scratch with a utility knife. Don’t forget to scratch all around the back vent. Truth be told, on 3 chamber and larger bat houses, bats actually land on the bottom of the baffles much more often than the “landing area”, but it should still be scratched. - JC
Hello! My daughter just built this for her 4h County fair project (she got a purple ribbon and it is going to state! Yay!) one question they asked is are aby of the materials repurposed or recycled or natural materials. I don't remember seeing that there was but thought I should check. Thanks!
Hello- the roofs of the DayLodge an DayRoost bat houses are made from recycled plastic. The rest of the bat house is new plywood for consistancy. -Thanks!
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.
Hi. My question is about attaching a bat house to a brick building. I want the house to be stable, of course, but I don't want to damage the house or garage. (Both are 100+ years old, so I'm cautious about the bricks.)
Hello- recommended hardware includes six (6) - 3/16'' x 3 1/4'' long Tapcon concrete screws and one 5/32'' masonry bit to drill into brick. You can probably just use 4, unless one of the screws lands in a bad spot. Try to stay away from the edges of the brick or it will split. You can get small packages of Tapcon screws that include the correct hammer drill bit at local hardware stores.
Here is some online info installing on a building: https://batmanagement.com/pages/lc-bh-install
See also page 9 on "All About Bat Houses" here: https://batmanagement.com/pages/manuals