Bats have lost many roosts in recent years, so positioning a Bat Box will provide a roost for a variety of species such as Pippistrelle, Noctule, Leisler's, Natterer's, Daubentons and Brown Long-eared bats. It is made from untreated durable FSC certified timber, which will last for years and provide excellent insulation.
This single chamber Bat Box provides a safe place for bats to roost and is suitable for positioning in woodland, on houses, outbuildings etc. Bats are very sensitive to smell and will be deterred by timber treatments, so this box is made out of untreated wood. The Bat Box is accessed by the bats through a narrow entrance slot at the base to prevent predation. It is illegal for the public to disturb a roost bats, so monitor your bat box without disturbance by looking for mouse-sized droppings beneath the box and observe from a distance at dusk to see if bats are exiting the box to hunt. The bat box should be sited 2.5m to 5m up on a building or tree where it will receives only part sun during the day - North, South West or South East is ideal. Dimensions H 43cm x W 18cm x L 16cm.