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Bat Conservation in Georgia

Bat Houses

Want to evict bats from your house without leaving them homeless? Or maybe you just want to attract bats to your yard for some natural pest control? Put up a bat house!


Building Your Own Bat House

Bats are picky about their bat houses, so before building a home for bats, you need to find a proper design. Bat Conservation International has done a lot of work to find out what bats like best, and they provide free plans for building your own bat house. There are a lot of things to consider before building your bat house:

Buying a Bat House

Would you rather just buy a bat house? No problem, there are lots of options. Just be sure that any bat house you buy is a design that is certified by Bat Conservation International. We can’t recommend a place to buy a house, but here is a list of a few places to get you started.

Installing your Bat House

Even though it seems like they will get too hot in Georgia, bat houses need a lot of sun. Your bat house should be put about 15-20 feet above the ground in full sunlight. More tips about the installing your bat house.

Getting Bats to Move In

Even if you put up the best bat house in the best location, we can’t promise bats will move in. Be patient! It often takes a while before you see any bats. They may already have a great home and may not need a new bat house. But there are things you can do to give your bat house a better chance to attract some tenants. Here are some good tips from Bat Conservation International.

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