Many of us might still believe that bats aren’t important. Perhaps it’s all about their look, as many individuals feel fear and repulsion, any time they see one. Hopefully you’re reading this article so you can learn more about the impact they have on our planet. Over this, you may understand why building a bat house is quite important.
The bat species is in decline and if you’re willing to assist them, you may give them shelter. Building or buying a bat house will offer a stable home for them and this, believe it or not, can bring you some advantages as well.
You may place a few bat houses in your garden, your yard, and even in a nearby wooded area. To repay you, they will “search” all the night bugs, maintaining this natural balance in your surroundings.
As an excellent predator, a single bat will catch thousands of mosquitoes and insects per night. A whole colony will definitely protect all the farms and gardens in your area, so everyone will use less pesticide.
So as to get bats to help you with your “pests”, you need to offer them a excellent place to live. Bat houses are much like bird houses, but you do have to make sure that you get one specifically created for bats. Bats like to roost together so having a larger home for them is important.
When choosing a bat house you have to keep in mind bats like warm, tight spaces. If their young are born, they like it to be even warmer. So as to meet this requirement, you should set the bat home where the sun will shine most of the day.
The bat house should be placed in a high place, so predators will not reach them. Another thing you need to keep in mind is to be certain when the bat house is painted that water based paints have been used, as they are odorless and the bats will not be repelled by a paint odor.
Bats also need water, thus placing their new home close to a water source is to their advantage. This could be a pond or stream nearby or maybe a large pan of water placed where they can reach it without their predators getting to it.
The best thing to consider assisting bats is that they sleep during the day, so you will not be bothered by them. Think of developing a “working” relationship with the bats in your area. You give them a place to live and they will help you get rid of all of the insects and pests which you have in your area. It’s a win-win situation. Call Cape Canaveral Raccoon Removal for more information.