Bat Box - Single
Handmade from 18mm cedar this single chamber Bat Box is built to last and may attract the more common British Bat such as the Pipistrelles. You can put up just one box or groups of about three boxes - bats like to move from one box to another during the day and from season to season as temperatures change. Put the boxes as high as possible above the ground to avoid predators - some species of bat such as noctules prefer roosts at least 3 - 5 metres off the ground.
Includes: Fixing bracket and screws
Bat box dimensions:
H 340 x W 135 x D 102 down to 70mm
Many bats both in the U.K. and many other parts of the world have suffered a tremendous population decline which is due to roosting space losses, feeding habitat losses, various \'pest\' control measures and timber treatment in buildings. As well as being one of the most threatened types of mammal in Britain, bats are also among the most misunderstood. Far from being nasty dangerous animals, they are attractive small, furry insect eaters, which need all the help they can get! Bats are frequent visitors in both old and new houses. They are small, harmless mammals that do not cause any damage within your house. They do not make much noise or smell and their droppings soon crumble away to dust. They do not use bedding, or return with any insect prey to the house. Indeed, householders are usually unaware of them.
Bats need a range of roosting sites, including summer daytime roosts, winter hibernation and breeding sites. You can help them find a suitable roost by putting up a simple bat box. The best place to position a bat box is in a south facing position either in a tree or under the eaves of a building to give shelter from bad weather, but allow a few hours of sunshine each day.
It is illegal to disturb any bat when it is roosting, or handle a bat without a licence