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{"id":6732076843111,"title":"Rocket Roost","handle":"rocket-roost","description":"\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #488b06;\"\u003eAvailable in Brown or Green | Ships early-December\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #488b06;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eFully Assembled\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003cem\u003eno painting required\u003c\/em\u003e\u003ci\u003e, simple bat house to install\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRelated instruction manuals for the Rocket Roost: \u003ca title=\"bat house manuals\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\"\u003eAll About Bat Houses (Rocket Roost specific manual coming soon).\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 28'' tall  Rocket Roost is a no brainer for serious bat habitat enhancement and mitigation. Our Rocket Core mimics a dead tree with 3\/4'' thick vertical baffles built around an easily obtainable 4''x4'' post. Bats can travel freely throughout the bat house to follow the sun if desired. This is a great choice suitable for small colonies of a wide range of species, on it's own or supplementing other bat house designs on your property. A 1\/8'' thick heavy-duty custom outdoor UV-resistant plastic shell protects the roost for a no maintenance roost\u003cstrong\u003e. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe BCM Rocket Roost is intended to be added to an existing 4''x4''x16' treated post. Choose a location that receives -direct morning sun-, or even full sun. F\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eor warm climates or if you already have a bat house in full sun, consider installing in part (afternoon) or full shade. As with all bat houses, multiple location or roost designs can increase the chances of occupancy. \u003c\/span\u003e\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 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, 28'' tall Rocket Roost with heavy-duty plastic exterior and associated hardware. The Rocket Roost overall is almost 8'' in diameter, 28'' high, and weighs ~20 lbs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat is the difference between a Rocket Roost and a Super Rocket Roost?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e The Super Rockets are 56'' tall and contain more roost space. The extended height may be attractive to bats at certain times of the year. The 4’’ Super Rocket contains only “wedge” crevices. The 8’’ Super Rocket contains both “wedge” crevices and more traditional “vertical” crevices found in nursery type bat houses. \u003c\/span\u003e\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''x4''x16' (14' is minimum) treated post. The post usually is placed 2.5' in the ground, and the bottom of any bat house should be at least 10' above ground. \u003c\/span\u003eUse a longer base post if you anticipate the vegetation to grow up and possibly shade the roost. Y\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eou can make a warp-resistant post by using deck screws to attach two 2x4x16' PT together; these are available at any lumber supply. \u003c\/span\u003eIn wet locations, you might\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e possibly double the life of the post by adding a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"Post Protector\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\"\u003ePost Protector\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e to protect the ground-air transition zone where most base posts fail. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to install: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \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. Two people can usually 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\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePrefer expert installation?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/pages\/bat-house-installation-quote\" 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: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverall points:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e8’’ diameter Rocket Roost, 28'' high\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse a 4''x4''x16' treated post (bats do not roost against the treated lumber) or screw two 2''x4''x16' boards together, found at any local lumber supply\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e20 lbs weight without post\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 “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\u003eDesigned so guano drops out; no cleaning required\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’’x4’’ post protector to double the life of the post; stain the post ~90 days after installation to extend even longer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eApproximate safe capacity ~50 bats, more or less depending on circumstances\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRelated instruction manuals for the Super Rocket Roost: \u003ca title=\"bat house manuals\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\"\u003eAll About Bat Houses and Rocket Roost.\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style757\"\u003eSee our \u003ca title=\"bat house information\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/blogs\/bat-roosts\"\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\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eHandmade in Pennsylvania, built for use everywhere in North America\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.merlintuttle.org\" 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style=\"color: #488b06;\"\u003eAvailable in Brown or Green | Ships early-December\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #488b06;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eFully Assembled\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003cem\u003eno painting required\u003c\/em\u003e\u003ci\u003e, simple bat house to install\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRelated instruction manuals for the Rocket Roost: \u003ca title=\"bat house manuals\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/manuals\"\u003eAll About Bat Houses (Rocket Roost specific manual coming soon).\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 28'' tall  Rocket Roost is a no brainer for serious bat habitat enhancement and mitigation. Our Rocket Core mimics a dead tree with 3\/4'' thick vertical baffles built around an easily obtainable 4''x4'' post. Bats can travel freely throughout the bat house to follow the sun if desired. This is a great choice suitable for small colonies of a wide range of species, on it's own or supplementing other bat house designs on your property. A 1\/8'' thick heavy-duty custom outdoor UV-resistant plastic shell protects the roost for a no maintenance roost\u003cstrong\u003e. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe BCM Rocket Roost is intended to be added to an existing 4''x4''x16' treated post. Choose a location that receives -direct morning sun-, or even full sun. F\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eor warm climates or if you already have a bat house in full sun, consider installing in part (afternoon) or full shade. As with all bat houses, multiple location or roost designs can increase the chances of occupancy. \u003c\/span\u003e\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 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, 28'' tall Rocket Roost with heavy-duty plastic exterior and associated hardware. The Rocket Roost overall is almost 8'' in diameter, 28'' high, and weighs ~20 lbs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat is the difference between a Rocket Roost and a Super Rocket Roost?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e The Super Rockets are 56'' tall and contain more roost space. The extended height may be attractive to bats at certain times of the year. The 4’’ Super Rocket contains only “wedge” crevices. The 8’’ Super Rocket contains both “wedge” crevices and more traditional “vertical” crevices found in nursery type bat houses. \u003c\/span\u003e\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''x4''x16' (14' is minimum) treated post. The post usually is placed 2.5' in the ground, and the bottom of any bat house should be at least 10' above ground. \u003c\/span\u003eUse a longer base post if you anticipate the vegetation to grow up and possibly shade the roost. Y\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eou can make a warp-resistant post by using deck screws to attach two 2x4x16' PT together; these are available at any lumber supply. \u003c\/span\u003eIn wet locations, you might\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e possibly double the life of the post by adding a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"Post Protector\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\"\u003ePost Protector\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e to protect the ground-air transition zone where most base posts fail. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow to install: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \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. Two people can usually flip the post upright. 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Rocket Roost

Product Description
$145.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

Available in Brown or Green | Ships early-December

Fully Assembled, no painting required, simple bat house to install

Related instruction manuals for the Rocket Roost: All About Bat Houses (Rocket Roost specific manual coming soon).

The 28'' tall  Rocket Roost is a no brainer for serious bat habitat enhancement and mitigation. Our Rocket Core mimics a dead tree with 3/4'' thick vertical baffles built around an easily obtainable 4''x4'' post. Bats can travel freely throughout the bat house to follow the sun if desired. This is a great choice suitable for small colonies of a wide range of species, on it's own or supplementing other bat house designs on your property. A 1/8'' thick heavy-duty custom outdoor UV-resistant plastic shell protects the roost for a no maintenance roost

The BCM Rocket Roost is intended to be added to an existing 4''x4''x16' treated post. Choose a location that receives -direct morning sun-, or even full sun. For warm climates or if you already have a bat house in full sun, consider installing in part (afternoon) or full shade. As with all bat houses, multiple location or roost designs can increase the chances of occupancy. 

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 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, 28'' tall Rocket Roost with heavy-duty plastic exterior and associated hardware. The Rocket Roost overall is almost 8'' in diameter, 28'' high, and weighs ~20 lbs.

What is the difference between a Rocket Roost and a Super Rocket Roost? The Super Rockets are 56'' tall and contain more roost space. The extended height may be attractive to bats at certain times of the year. The 4’’ Super Rocket contains only “wedge” crevices. The 8’’ Super Rocket contains both “wedge” crevices and more traditional “vertical” crevices found in nursery type bat houses. 

You supply: (1)- 80 lb. bag concrete mix. For the base use (1) 4''x4''x16' (14' is minimum) treated post. The post usually is placed 2.5' in the ground, and the bottom of any bat house should be at least 10' above ground. Use a longer base post if you anticipate the vegetation to grow up and possibly shade the roost. You can make a warp-resistant post by using deck screws to attach two 2x4x16' PT together; these are available at any lumber supply. In wet locations, you might possibly double the life of the post by adding a Post Protector to protect the ground-air transition zone where most base posts fail. 

How to install:  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. Two people can usually flip the post upright. Once standing in the hole, it will not fall over, assuming the hole diameter was not over-dug. 

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.

Overall points:

  • 8’’ diameter Rocket Roost, 28'' high
  • Use a 4''x4''x16' treated post (bats do not roost against the treated lumber) or screw two 2''x4''x16' boards together, found at any local lumber supply
  • 20 lbs weight without post
  • Heavy-duty shell slips over the baffle core, no bolts are exposed
  • Diagonal "Gill Vents" provide lower level ventilation avoiding overheating
  • Roost Core features “vertical baffles” (like traditional bat houses), which are attractive to a wide range of tree, crevice, and building roosting species
  • Designed so guano drops out; no cleaning required
  • Two people can easily stand the post up into a 3’ deep hole
  • Use a 4’’x4’’ post protector to double the life of the post; stain the post ~90 days after installation to extend even longer
  • Approximate safe capacity ~50 bats, more or less depending on circumstances

 Related instruction manuals for the Super Rocket Roost: All About Bat Houses and Rocket Roost. See our Resources & Free Advice for step-by-step instructions on how to install this Super Rocket Roost on a post.

 Handmade in Pennsylvania, built for use everywhere in North America
Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

Special Offer ONLY from BCM: Purchase BCM bat house and receive 50% off a 1-year membership to Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation! To make your conservation dollars go further, BCM donates a portion of each sale to MTBC. Learn more about MTBC and this special partnership.

Add a Supporting or Leadership MTBC Membership to your bat house purchase and receive 50% off your membership with coupon code MERLIN at checkout.



 


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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.

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Most refunds are fully refunded in 3-5 business days after we receive and process your return.

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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.

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

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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

Ask BCM a Question
  • Looking for something for bats in a cooler climate (Montana), what would you recommend?

    Hi- any of our bat houses are attractive to bats in Montana, when they are the dark color selection or stained black or a very dark color. The placement is absolutely critical- any bat house -must- receive direct, morning sun. Preferably, all day sun in your location. Basically, try to bake these bats for best chance of success, in your area. You might try a few different locations, a few different styles (DayLodge vs. ColonyLodge vs. Rocket Roost) including mounting directly on the sunny side of a building. One ore more of these setups may start a new colony, and then it is easy to expand if desired. -JC

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