Bats are victims of ridicule and feared mostly because of myths and misconception. In all reality, it's because most people have been misinformed on the truth about bats. More often than not, bats are completely harmless. Like other small mammals, bats are more afraid of humans than we are of them. Bats are very beneficial to humans, and consume over 1,200 mosquitoes in just one hour. These tiny creatures also eat their body weight in insects, in just one night! Below you will find housing tips, ideas, and useful information on bats, including benefits to our environment and keeping these tiny flying mammals safe.
There are many different styles of bat houses that are also available in many different sizes. You can help to house from ten or twelve bats to a few hundred easily. Here are some tips in choosing the perfect bat house for your bat needs.
Placement and proper knowledge of how bat houses work is crucial if you want to be successful in keeping these little guys around.
The tales of blood sucking bats and creatures that lurk in the night have gone a little far over the years. Bats aren't out to "get us" or drink our blood. The truth about bats is far less terrorizing!
Routine maintenance of your bat house is very important. Once a month they should be looked at to ensure no wasps nest, dirt daubers, or other predators have accessed your bats new home. Anytime you are planning on repairing or cleaning out your bat house, you should wait until the bats have migrated for the season. When winter hits, most areas are too cold for bats so they migrate to warmer lands, much like birds. This is the best time to avoid a run in with a bat. Although they are not vicious animals, they are still wild and shouldn't be handled by humans. Keeping your bat houses maintined properly helps to ensure these small mammals a safe place to reside, while continuing to help people say goodbye to pesky bugs!
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