This handcrafted cedar bat shelter is designed to hold up to 20 bats. We strongly encourage bats for natural insect control. A single bat can capture 500-1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour. This Audobon Bat Shelter by WoodLink is made of rough cedar and is grooved for clinging when roosting and landing. Fully assembled and includes screws for mounting. Mount this bat shelter 8 feet to 12 feet high in a tree or under the eave of a building. Handcrafted in USA.
Bats are extremely important. Yet due to years of unwarranted human fear and persecution, bats are in alarming decline. Bats consume huge quantities of night-flying insects (like mosquitoes) nightly. They are also responsible for pollinating flowers and propagating vegetation. Erecting a bat house provides bats with roosting or nursery space and helps keep them out of eaves and attics.
Bat houses are made to mimic the space between bark and a tree trunk which is why the space inside a bat house is very narrow.