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Anyone install a Bat Box that has tips and tricks? We have them in our chimney and looking to move them out peacefully and get rid of mosquitoes in the process.

By May 8, 2019 9 Comments

Anyone install a Bat Box that has tips and tricks? We have them in our chimney and looking to move them out peacefully and get rid of mosquitoes in the process.


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  • fat-steve says:

    Different species need to be facing sun or away from sun in different latitudes.

  • gallae96 says:

    ive heard it can take a year or two or even three for the bats to find a home in your bat house. during that time, other creatures like bees can take over. i’ve also heard that while bats do eat mosquitoes, it isn’t their main food source due to the effort it takes to actually catch one vs bugs that don’t move as fast.

  • NooStringsAttached says:

    The MA Audubon (sp?) Society came out to a park near me years ago and they made bat houses with all the kids.
    They said to put them up on a tree in the yard.
    For more info maybe check your local Audubon society.
    Good luck bats are amazing creatures!

  • ObscureReferenceMan says:

    I was reading about bats, hoping to buy/build a bat box of my own. I’ll try to remember to post some info on this later, at home.

  • qujquj says:

    We bought a bat house three years ago. They are around but have not taken up residence in the large bat house we purchased.

  • cheesepage says:

    Had bats in our attic. It was great to be able to sit outside year round without a single mosquito bite. We had to evict them for obvious reasons. Put up a purchased bat house, still had some bats in the area, but none in the bat house. Moved out a year or so later, so inconclusive I guess.

  • rumenocity5 says:

    Build a bat escape. Do it I. The spring to make sure they can find a new home. Not all bats fly out every night. It may take a few to get them to all leave.

  • deweydecimalspace says:

    I’m building one now but it’s not finished/installed yet. I’ve found very good information (and plans) at Bat Conservation International (http://www.batcon.org)

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