More homeowners are installing backyard bat houses to encourage the flying mammals to hang around and provide natural pest control.
A few dozen bats can make a big difference in your yard or neighborhood. Many species can eat 1,000 flying insects per night or even half of their body weight including mosquitoes, moths, flies -- anything they can catch.
Interest in backyard bat houses increased among homeowners when mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus were first detected in Canada and the United States.
Bat houses provide shelter during daylight hours when bats are inactive. Inside, bats hang vertically from the walls, crowded together to share body heat.
Bat houses can help educate the public and dispel myths about the winged creatures. They don't land in people's hair and they don't suck people's blood. The incidence of rabies in bats is extremely low. In fact bats are fun to watch in the evening with their erratic flight paths as they eat away your not so friendly neighborhood mosquitoes.
All Species of bat that reside in Canada are insect feeders which make them the safe, natural, environmentally friendly way of ridding yourself and those around you of pesky insects and mosquitoes.
|| Helping to put the bite on mosquitoes and West Nile Virus,
this bat house can accommodate up to 200 bats.
28" x 17" x 9"