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{"id":4746294198375,"title":"Modular Bat Condo 3x3 - A Bigger Bat House","handle":"modular-mini-bat-condo-3x3","description":"\u003ch3\u003eCreate a ~1,900+ Bat Super Sanctuary\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePLEASE NOTE: The 3x3 Modular Condo consists of 2 parts, purchased separately! First is the appropriate FRAME KIT for your region. Then, up to 6 ColonyLodge bat houses of a color appropriate for your region are purchased to complete the structure. Colors can be mixed to provide even more microclimate variation, if desired.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eBCM Modular Bat Condo \u003c\/strong\u003eis the best solution when providing a large, long term bat sanctuary on ranches, farms, large backyards, parks, environmental mitigation, and wildlife management areas.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eWe begin with dual 4''x6'' treated posts for redundancy and strength against high winds and long term deterioration. The 5.5'' space between the posts is filled with hand-roughened roost baffles dramatically increasing roost and cool-off space. Our \u003ca title=\"universal bat house\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/universal-four-chamber-premium-bat-house\"\u003e4-Chamber Universal ColonyLodge bat houses\u003c\/a\u003e are added in a back-to-back bat configuration. \u003cspan\u003eThese feature slots in the backs allowing bats to move into various sized crevices in the middle of the structure, or switch roost boxes to find their preferred microclimate. Use different colored ColonyLodge bat houses for maximum microclimate options. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe 3x3 configuration may hold approximately ~1,918 bats using the 2 bats per linear inch rule!\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhen is big too big??\u003c\/strong\u003e Bats often prefer roosting in larger structures, which can help buffer nighttime temperature extremes. They can also heat up faster in the morning. Years ago BCM assisted developing Bat Condos ranging from 4'x4' up to an impressive 16'x16' that contains tens of thousands of bats. Now our biologists consider multiple smaller bat house structures are much better than one large \"condo\"-class structure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMultiple bat houses spread the bat colony out among many structures, providing a variety of microclimate options. Multiple roosts provide bats with parasite and predator avoidance options. Multiple smaller bat roosts allow bat families to break up and segregate as they see fit. If one structure is vandalized or collapses over time, the whole colony will not suddenly be at risk, but will occupy the other nearby structures until repairs made. Multiple smaller roosts can be placed in slightly different areas in a wildlife management area, with different color configurations, and the bats are more likely to find one the suits them. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhat about costs and installation hassle?\u003c\/strong\u003e The Modular Mini Condo is easier to install and is less costly than competing designs with similar capacity.\u003ci\u003e It is possible to install multiple Modular Mini Condos for the same cost as just one \"bat condo\"-class structure. \u003c\/i\u003eIn addition, our modular design breaks down into boxes that can be shipped UPS, and installed without heavy equipment if necessary. Build the Mini Condo off ladders and scaffolding, or assemble the entire unit on sawhorses and lift into place with some combination of staff, lifts, tractor, or truck.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOne roof for all regions.\u003c\/strong\u003e A double sided aluminum roof is included, install white up for warm Gulf state and low elevations western climates, or brown up for cool climates. This model incorporates vents on the roof for warm climates or those hot August days elsewhere. Only the center roost section is vented. Individual modules of the Modular Condo receive heat from the sun and rapidly heat, but the center roost section is vented offering plenty of microclimate options. Bats will actually roost against the roof and even exit out the roof. \u003cstrong\u003eThis design would be suitable anywhere where Mexican\/Brazilian free tail, big brown, and little brown bats are found.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNOTE: because \"White Nose Syndrome\" has decimated the population of little brown bats that would normally occupy this bat house in northern latitudes, we don't suggest this configuration in those areas unless there is already an existing colony to mitigate or enhance. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInstallation.\u003c\/strong\u003e The Modular Condo is a significant structure, but by far the easiest to install and least expensive of any artificial bat roost available of similar capacity. It is possible to assemble the frame, put the posts in place, then add the bat houses and roof \u003c\/span\u003eseparately using ladders, scaffolding, or a lift machine. However, the entire assembly is best assembled on the ground on sawhorses. Lifting suggestions include four or more people lift the Condo while several pull or winch with a rope as the base slides into the holes. The Condo may also lean against a truck with an appropriate ladder rack, or lean on the bucket of a front end loader\/forklift, etc. to be pushed into place. Expect 3-4 hours assembling and installing. \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBCM delivery, micro siting, and installation is available, please contact jchenger@batmanagement.com for a quote. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you?\u003c\/strong\u003e Both dark brown and our tan color has been successful in mid-FL and TX. Definitely select a black, dark green, or dark brown for most northern states and high elevations, or tan for warmer climates most of Florida and desert). It is possible to mix colors to provide a bigger range of microclimate options! Included with every bat house is a comprehensive manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's Included?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFrame Kit\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOne (1) Aluminum Roof Panel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCenter Baffles Cluster\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's needed?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSix (6) Four-Chamber \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/universal-four-chamber-premium-bat-house\" title=\"ColonyLodge bat house\"\u003eColonyLodges\u003c\/a\u003e (order colors individually, with no mount kit)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eTwo 4''x6''x16' treated posts (obtain locally expect under $50 each)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompass to find ~140° SE\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCordless drill (2 is handy to have phillips screw bit or socket on one, drill bit on a second)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDrill socket adapter + socket set\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCombination square + tape measure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDrill bit for predrilling holes in sides and metal roof\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLevel (can use the combination square as a level)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e~320 lbs Quick-dry concrete for post installation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ca title=\"post protector\" href=\"https:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\"\u003e4''x6'' Post Protector\u003c\/a\u003e (strongly recommended in wet locations)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDigging\/tamping bar, post hole digger, shovel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOutdoor deck stain for the sides and post, but wait 90 days before staining if treated post is new and wet from the treating process.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eBat House color should be selected based on geographical location. There are no guarantees with wildlife, past performance does not suggest occupancy in all locations. Actual product may differ slightly from photos.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eIn stock and in production; shipping with 7-14 day lead\u003c\/i\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e!\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0e890f;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e","published_at":"2020-11-10T18:23:13-05:00","created_at":"2020-11-10T18:18:07-05:00","vendor":"Bat Conservation and Management, Inc.","type":"Bat House","tags":[],"price":22000,"price_min":22000,"price_max":23500,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32983635951719,"title":"3x3 Frame Kit","option1":"3x3 Frame Kit","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Modular Bat Condo 3x3 - 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A Bigger Bat House - Black ColonyLodge","public_title":"Black ColonyLodge","options":["Black ColonyLodge"],"price":22000,"weight":36287,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.004.jpg?v=1605187497","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.005.jpg?v=1605187497","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.006.jpg?v=1605187498"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.004.jpg?v=1605187497","options":["Style"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":8261961416807,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.778,"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.004.jpg?v=1605187497"},"aspect_ratio":1.778,"height":1080,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.004.jpg?v=1605187497","width":1920},{"alt":null,"id":8261961449575,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.778,"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.005.jpg?v=1605187497"},"aspect_ratio":1.778,"height":1080,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.005.jpg?v=1605187497","width":1920},{"alt":null,"id":8261961482343,"position":3,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.778,"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.006.jpg?v=1605187498"},"aspect_ratio":1.778,"height":1080,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2378\/9221\/products\/MiniModularCondo.006.jpg?v=1605187498","width":1920}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003ch3\u003eCreate a ~1,900+ Bat Super Sanctuary\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePLEASE NOTE: The 3x3 Modular Condo consists of 2 parts, purchased separately! First is the appropriate FRAME KIT for your region. Then, up to 6 ColonyLodge bat houses of a color appropriate for your region are purchased to complete the structure. Colors can be mixed to provide even more microclimate variation, if desired.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eBCM Modular Bat Condo \u003c\/strong\u003eis the best solution when providing a large, long term bat sanctuary on ranches, farms, large backyards, parks, environmental mitigation, and wildlife management areas.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eWe begin with dual 4''x6'' treated posts for redundancy and strength against high winds and long term deterioration. The 5.5'' space between the posts is filled with hand-roughened roost baffles dramatically increasing roost and cool-off space. Our \u003ca title=\"universal bat house\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/universal-four-chamber-premium-bat-house\"\u003e4-Chamber Universal ColonyLodge bat houses\u003c\/a\u003e are added in a back-to-back bat configuration. \u003cspan\u003eThese feature slots in the backs allowing bats to move into various sized crevices in the middle of the structure, or switch roost boxes to find their preferred microclimate. Use different colored ColonyLodge bat houses for maximum microclimate options. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe 3x3 configuration may hold approximately ~1,918 bats using the 2 bats per linear inch rule!\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhen is big too big??\u003c\/strong\u003e Bats often prefer roosting in larger structures, which can help buffer nighttime temperature extremes. They can also heat up faster in the morning. Years ago BCM assisted developing Bat Condos ranging from 4'x4' up to an impressive 16'x16' that contains tens of thousands of bats. Now our biologists consider multiple smaller bat house structures are much better than one large \"condo\"-class structure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMultiple bat houses spread the bat colony out among many structures, providing a variety of microclimate options. Multiple roosts provide bats with parasite and predator avoidance options. Multiple smaller bat roosts allow bat families to break up and segregate as they see fit. If one structure is vandalized or collapses over time, the whole colony will not suddenly be at risk, but will occupy the other nearby structures until repairs made. Multiple smaller roosts can be placed in slightly different areas in a wildlife management area, with different color configurations, and the bats are more likely to find one the suits them. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhat about costs and installation hassle?\u003c\/strong\u003e The Modular Mini Condo is easier to install and is less costly than competing designs with similar capacity.\u003ci\u003e It is possible to install multiple Modular Mini Condos for the same cost as just one \"bat condo\"-class structure. \u003c\/i\u003eIn addition, our modular design breaks down into boxes that can be shipped UPS, and installed without heavy equipment if necessary. Build the Mini Condo off ladders and scaffolding, or assemble the entire unit on sawhorses and lift into place with some combination of staff, lifts, tractor, or truck.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOne roof for all regions.\u003c\/strong\u003e A double sided aluminum roof is included, install white up for warm Gulf state and low elevations western climates, or brown up for cool climates. This model incorporates vents on the roof for warm climates or those hot August days elsewhere. Only the center roost section is vented. Individual modules of the Modular Condo receive heat from the sun and rapidly heat, but the center roost section is vented offering plenty of microclimate options. Bats will actually roost against the roof and even exit out the roof. \u003cstrong\u003eThis design would be suitable anywhere where Mexican\/Brazilian free tail, big brown, and little brown bats are found.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNOTE: because \"White Nose Syndrome\" has decimated the population of little brown bats that would normally occupy this bat house in northern latitudes, we don't suggest this configuration in those areas unless there is already an existing colony to mitigate or enhance. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInstallation.\u003c\/strong\u003e The Modular Condo is a significant structure, but by far the easiest to install and least expensive of any artificial bat roost available of similar capacity. It is possible to assemble the frame, put the posts in place, then add the bat houses and roof \u003c\/span\u003eseparately using ladders, scaffolding, or a lift machine. However, the entire assembly is best assembled on the ground on sawhorses. Lifting suggestions include four or more people lift the Condo while several pull or winch with a rope as the base slides into the holes. The Condo may also lean against a truck with an appropriate ladder rack, or lean on the bucket of a front end loader\/forklift, etc. to be pushed into place. Expect 3-4 hours assembling and installing. \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBCM delivery, micro siting, and installation is available, please contact jchenger@batmanagement.com for a quote. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you?\u003c\/strong\u003e Both dark brown and our tan color has been successful in mid-FL and TX. Definitely select a black, dark green, or dark brown for most northern states and high elevations, or tan for warmer climates most of Florida and desert). It is possible to mix colors to provide a bigger range of microclimate options! Included with every bat house is a comprehensive manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's Included?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFrame Kit\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOne (1) Aluminum Roof Panel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCenter Baffles Cluster\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's needed?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSix (6) Four-Chamber \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/universal-four-chamber-premium-bat-house\" title=\"ColonyLodge bat house\"\u003eColonyLodges\u003c\/a\u003e (order colors individually, with no mount kit)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eTwo 4''x6''x16' treated posts (obtain locally expect under $50 each)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompass to find ~140° SE\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCordless drill (2 is handy to have phillips screw bit or socket on one, drill bit on a second)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDrill socket adapter + socket set\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCombination square + tape measure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDrill bit for predrilling holes in sides and metal roof\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLevel (can use the combination square as a level)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e~320 lbs Quick-dry concrete for post installation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ca title=\"post protector\" href=\"https:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\"\u003e4''x6'' Post Protector\u003c\/a\u003e (strongly recommended in wet locations)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDigging\/tamping bar, post hole digger, shovel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOutdoor deck stain for the sides and post, but wait 90 days before staining if treated post is new and wet from the treating process.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eBat House color should be selected based on geographical location. There are no guarantees with wildlife, past performance does not suggest occupancy in all locations. Actual product may differ slightly from photos.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eIn stock and in production; shipping with 7-14 day lead\u003c\/i\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e!\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0e890f;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e"}

Modular Bat Condo 3x3 - A Bigger Bat House

Product Description
$235.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

Create a ~1,900+ Bat Super Sanctuary

PLEASE NOTE: The 3x3 Modular Condo consists of 2 parts, purchased separately! First is the appropriate FRAME KIT for your region. Then, up to 6 ColonyLodge bat houses of a color appropriate for your region are purchased to complete the structure. Colors can be mixed to provide even more microclimate variation, if desired.

The BCM Modular Bat Condo is the best solution when providing a large, long term bat sanctuary on ranches, farms, large backyards, parks, environmental mitigation, and wildlife management areas.

We begin with dual 4''x6'' treated posts for redundancy and strength against high winds and long term deterioration. The 5.5'' space between the posts is filled with hand-roughened roost baffles dramatically increasing roost and cool-off space. Our 4-Chamber Universal ColonyLodge bat houses are added in a back-to-back bat configuration. These feature slots in the backs allowing bats to move into various sized crevices in the middle of the structure, or switch roost boxes to find their preferred microclimate. Use different colored ColonyLodge bat houses for maximum microclimate options. The 3x3 configuration may hold approximately ~1,918 bats using the 2 bats per linear inch rule!

When is big too big?? Bats often prefer roosting in larger structures, which can help buffer nighttime temperature extremes. They can also heat up faster in the morning. Years ago BCM assisted developing Bat Condos ranging from 4'x4' up to an impressive 16'x16' that contains tens of thousands of bats. Now our biologists consider multiple smaller bat house structures are much better than one large "condo"-class structure. Multiple bat houses spread the bat colony out among many structures, providing a variety of microclimate options. Multiple roosts provide bats with parasite and predator avoidance options. Multiple smaller bat roosts allow bat families to break up and segregate as they see fit. If one structure is vandalized or collapses over time, the whole colony will not suddenly be at risk, but will occupy the other nearby structures until repairs made. Multiple smaller roosts can be placed in slightly different areas in a wildlife management area, with different color configurations, and the bats are more likely to find one the suits them. 

What about costs and installation hassle? The Modular Mini Condo is easier to install and is less costly than competing designs with similar capacity. It is possible to install multiple Modular Mini Condos for the same cost as just one "bat condo"-class structure. In addition, our modular design breaks down into boxes that can be shipped UPS, and installed without heavy equipment if necessary. Build the Mini Condo off ladders and scaffolding, or assemble the entire unit on sawhorses and lift into place with some combination of staff, lifts, tractor, or truck.

One roof for all regions. A double sided aluminum roof is included, install white up for warm Gulf state and low elevations western climates, or brown up for cool climates. This model incorporates vents on the roof for warm climates or those hot August days elsewhere. Only the center roost section is vented. Individual modules of the Modular Condo receive heat from the sun and rapidly heat, but the center roost section is vented offering plenty of microclimate options. Bats will actually roost against the roof and even exit out the roof. This design would be suitable anywhere where Mexican/Brazilian free tail, big brown, and little brown bats are found.

NOTE: because "White Nose Syndrome" has decimated the population of little brown bats that would normally occupy this bat house in northern latitudes, we don't suggest this configuration in those areas unless there is already an existing colony to mitigate or enhance. 

Installation. The Modular Condo is a significant structure, but by far the easiest to install and least expensive of any artificial bat roost available of similar capacity. It is possible to assemble the frame, put the posts in place, then add the bat houses and roof separately using ladders, scaffolding, or a lift machine. However, the entire assembly is best assembled on the ground on sawhorses. Lifting suggestions include four or more people lift the Condo while several pull or winch with a rope as the base slides into the holes. The Condo may also lean against a truck with an appropriate ladder rack, or lean on the bucket of a front end loader/forklift, etc. to be pushed into place. Expect 3-4 hours assembling and installing. BCM delivery, micro siting, and installation is available, please contact jchenger@batmanagement.com for a quote. 

Which color bat house is best for you? Both dark brown and our tan color has been successful in mid-FL and TX. Definitely select a black, dark green, or dark brown for most northern states and high elevations, or tan for warmer climates most of Florida and desert). It is possible to mix colors to provide a bigger range of microclimate options! Included with every bat house is a comprehensive manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.

What's Included?

  • Frame Kit
  • One (1) Aluminum Roof Panel
  • Center Baffles Cluster

What's needed?

  • Six (6) Four-Chamber ColonyLodges (order colors individually, with no mount kit)
  • Two 4''x6''x16' treated posts (obtain locally expect under $50 each)
  • Compass to find ~140° SE
  • Cordless drill (2 is handy to have phillips screw bit or socket on one, drill bit on a second)
  • Drill socket adapter + socket set
  • Combination square + tape measure
  • Drill bit for predrilling holes in sides and metal roof
  • Level (can use the combination square as a level)
  • ~320 lbs Quick-dry concrete for post installation
  • 4''x6'' Post Protector (strongly recommended in wet locations)
  • Digging/tamping bar, post hole digger, shovel
  • Outdoor deck stain for the sides and post, but wait 90 days before staining if treated post is new and wet from the treating process.
 
Bat House color should be selected based on geographical location. There are no guarantees with wildlife, past performance does not suggest occupancy in all locations. Actual product may differ slightly from photos.


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For international orders, any duties, tariffs or broker fees are not included in the order amount and will be collected by the shipper upon delivery. Any such fees are the responsibility of the customer. 

Please ensure the shipping address you provide can accept UPS deliveries. BCM is not responsible for any fees or delays incurred from an incorrect shipping address.

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What states does sales tax apply?
If you live in PA, you will be charged sales tax according to your state’s sales tax rules.  Tax Exempt Businesses/Organizations in PA only: contact us to place your order (717-241-2228). Please have your tax exempt number.

What can I return?
You may return new, unopened items sold within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Shirts, hats, and mugs are made to order and are not returnable.

When will I get my refund?
Most refunds are fully refunded in 3-5 business days after we receive and process your return.

Does BCM do replacements?
We can only replace the exact item and version you ordered, and you are responsible to return the damaged item within 30 days. If you want to exchange for a different item, you will need to return the item and place a new order.

Pettersson D500x and M500 Bat Detectors Return and Exchange Policy
All detectors are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the hardware and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

BCM will confirm the unit is defective was not abused or water damaged. BCM will replace the unit at our discretion usually within one week. Units requiring repairs may take 6-8 weeks.

Pettersson factory warranty is one year.

D500x External Microphone Return Policy
All microphones are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the Microphone and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

DOA microphones are replaced immediately at no charge. There is a $150 for refurbishing used microphones, shipped immediately if in stock.

Electronics
Electronics purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be in new condition with original packaging and accessories. All bat detectors sold by BCM are supported by the device's manufacturers. In the unlikely event a detector appears to be defective, please contact the customer support network for the computer manufacturer to have it serviced under warranty. Pettersson D500x/M500 devices have specific policies, see above.

Software
Software titles purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be unopened and still in their plastic wrap.

General items

Other items purchased from BCM can only be returned if:

  • The return is packaged and shipped in the original packaging.
  • The items are still in new condition.
  • You ship your return within 30 days of receipt of the original shipment.

Any returns that do not meet the above qualifications may receive a reduced refund or be returned to the purchaser. Some items may incur a restocking fee as these items must be inspected, tested, and repackaged. If a restocking fee applies it will be noted on the product information page.  All returns will be less original shipping costs.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Which is best material for interior for polywood houses? Wood or polywood ?

    Either is fine, solid wood would be more massive and buffer temperature extremes better, so that would be preferable when building very small bat houses such as single chamber versions.

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