What is a Bat House?

What is a Bat House?

Also know as bat homes, bat nests and bat boxes, Bat Houses are a type of man-made nest box designed to provide an enclosure for bats to nest in. They are typically constructed of untreated wood and are characterized by have sloped roofs, rough interior walls, ventilation holes and easy access for maintenance. They are slightly different in design than bird houses, but serve the same purpose when it comes to rearing young.

Bat houses continue to grow in popularity, especially since bat populations have been on the decline in recent years. This is primarily due to rampant disease and human encroachment on their habitats. Supporters of bats invest in bat houses as a means to counter these problems and help show their support. Read more to learn about some of the great Benefits of Bat Houses and nesting bats.

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