This BCI certified bat house is pre-built and customized for your location (bat houses need to be painted and ventilated based on your weather, see below). Your local bats will love it!
Why get a bat house?
Bats need your help! Unfortunately, many of the 1,300 bat species in the world are considered to be threatened and declining. One cause is habitat loss and degradation. A bat house provides a safe place for bats to live and raise their young during the warmer months before hibernation.
Bats are important to the ecosystem. A single brown bat is known to eat more than 1000 insects in a night, making them great for flying insect control (especially mosquitoes!).
Additionally, bat guano (feces) is an excellent fertilizer, making it a great addition to your yard and garden.
Bat Conservation International Certification
Bat Conservation International (BCI) is dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1300+ species of bats and their habitats and creating a world in which bats and humans successfully coexist.
Many commercial bat houses are not suitable for bats because of inadequate design or construction, or they lack proper instructions concerning painting, placement, sun exposure and mounting.
BCI's Bat Approved Certification Program has worked since 1998 to improve the quality of bat houses by reviewing and certifying bat houses that meet their strict standards of design.
This bat house has been officially certified by BCI.
1 Chamber Certified Bat House
- Dimensions: L 34" x W 18" x D 2 1/2"
- Weight: 20 lbs.
- Bat Capacity: 50-150
2 Chamber Certified Bat House
- Dimensions: L 34" x W 18" x D 4"
- Weight: 28 lbs.
- Bat Capacity: 150-300
3 Chamber Certified Bat House
- Dimensions: L 34" x W 18" x D 5 1/2"
- Weight: 30 lbs.
- Bat Capacity: 200-400
4 Chamber Certified Bat House
- Dimensions: L 34" x W 18" x D 6 3/4"
- Weight: 34 lbs.
- Bat Capacity: 250-450
Zone & Paint Color
The bat house color greatly affects whether or not bats will take up residency. Darker colors absorb more sunlight which will create hotter internal temperatures. Consult the map below to figure out what color will work best for your location. If you are unsure which zone to choose, then please contact us and we can help!
Bat house paint color recommendations are based on the average daily high temperatures in July.
- Zone 1 (blue areas) less than 85˚ = Black paint color
- Zone 2 (green areas) 85˚-95˚ = Dark gray paint color
- Zone 3 (yellow areas) 95˚-100˚ = Medium gray paint color
- Zone 4 (light pink areas) 100˚+ = Light gray paint color
Chambers are partitions inside the bat house. These chambers give the bats a place to roost (space for bats to live). The higher number of chambers, the more space available, which can increase the number of bats that choose to reside inside the bat house.
Ventilation slots help reduce the internal temperature of the bat house. The ideal internal temperature is between 80° and 100° degrees fahrenheit.
Bat houses in zones 2, 3, and 4 come with ventilation slots because those regions have an average temperature in July of 85 degrees or more. Zone 1 does not come with ventilation slots because it is a cooler region.
The number of slots we use are based on BCI recommendations. Please contact us if you want to modify the number of vents.
What Makes Our Bat Houses Unique
- Built to Bat Conservation International standards.
- Custom made to work optimally in your geographic location. If we notice anything off with your order we will contact you and make the appropriate adjustments.
- We use environmentally friendly materials such as nontoxic wood stain and local wood from pine trees already damaged in storms and natural disasters.
- 20 year roof shingles to prevent leakage from rain and snow.
- Chambers are 7/8 inches apart which offer bats an optimal place to roost while also deterring unwanted guests such as bees, hornets and squirrels.
- We use marine grade plastic netting that will allow bats to land and take off safely without getting tangled.
- All joints are sealed with exterior silicone caulk-glue to ensure a water and air tight seal.
Shipping & Returns
Since our products are hand-made and customized for you, the construction time will take approximately 3-5 business days. Shipping will take an additional 2-7 business days via UPS Ground. If you need your order expedited, please contact us and we'll see what we can do. We currently only ship to the continental United States.
You may return a product within 30 days of the delivery date as long as the product is in the original condition. The purchaser is responsible for the return shipping cost.
I like that it has a large landing area covered with wire mesh and a piece of asphalt roofing shingle on the top of the bat house. Unlike other bat houses it only takes 4 screws to attach it to the house (or to remove it later).
In addition to the different colors for different climate zones these come with or without vents to further adjust the temperature inside the bat house and these are the only people adding this level of detail.
It is very heavy and not easy for a single individual to hold at the top of a ladder and then screw in the 4 screws to secure it in place. I adjusted the height of the ladder so I could rest the bottom of the bat house on the top rung while using a cordless drill to drive the screws into the side of my house.
We haven't yet put the bat house up, but the delivery was fast and it is strongly built--quality craftsmanship.
Christmas Gift, so will not know till the bats come back from where they hibernate.
I purchased two certified bat houses to put on my property. They are beautifully crafted and I love how they look in our field! We put them back to back on a 6 x 16' pole. If I can successfully get bats to live in them, I will definitely buy another two. Amazing product! Thanks.
It is a fantastic product and the customer service to make sure you were getting the right house for your area is phenomenal. I will be purchasing more and highly recommending P & S Country Crafts to others.