Why would I want a bat box? (back to top)
Well first, bats are great at controlling insect population around your yard. Not only are the good at controlling unwanted insects, they also help with the re-seeding of forests of cut trees from logging and the pollination of plants. Last, they are fun to watch as the fly around your yard. Please refer to our importance of bats and roost article for more information.
What materials do you use to make your bat houses? (back to top)
We use a variety of materials to make our bat houses. Please refer to our bat house construction page for more details.
What size bat house should I get? (back to top)
There is not a set size bat house that you need to purchase. As it goes, the larger the chamber area, the greater the odds that bats will move in. P&S Country Crafts offers a variety of sizes of bat houses for your choosing.
Will owning a bat house attract unwanted creatures or pests? (back to top)
Our bat houses are properly built so that the chambers extend to the top of the bat house leaving no space for squirrels, bees, and various types of hornets to gather.
Is bat house placement important? (back to top)
Where you place your bat house will be a major factor in attracting bats to your new bat house. Please refer to our bat house placement guide for more information.
Do I have to clean my bat house? (back to top)
Our bat houses are built in a way that leaves them basically maintenance free.
Do bats carry rabies?(back to top)
Yes, however many other animals carry rabies such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes. Less than one half of one percent of bats carry the rabies virus and according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, only 40 people have contracted rabies from bats within the past 40 years.
What are chambers? (back to top)
Chambers are located within the bat house itself, and are either ¾” to 1” wide to allow bats a place to nest.
How many chambers should I get? (back to top)
The more chambers a bat house has will increase your chance to attract bats. P&S Country Crafts limits its chambers to no less than two.
What is bat guano? (back to top)
Bat guano is bat droppings or bat waste, usually found around bat roosting areas. It is known to be a wonderful organic fertilizer because of its nitrogen and phosphorus content.
How long will it take for bats to move into my bat house? (back to top)
With a properly designed bat house and location you have an 80% chance of having bats within the first year of purchasing your P&S Country Crafts bat house. In the beginning your bat house might only attract a few bats, however, with time more bats will move into your bat house. If you do not have bats within the first two years of placement you can either wait another year or move your bat house to another suitable location.