Bat House Placement Tips

During a Portland summer, you’re never more than 100 yards from a bat. Why not encourage these beneficial creatures?

Larger bat houses tend to be more popular than smaller ones. Bat colonies average 30 bats. Locate it within a quarter mile of a small body of water, like a pond or stream. Mount the box 12 – 15 feet high, sheltered from the wind. Choose a south to southeastern exposure receiving at least four hours of sun daily. Ensure that the entry is free of obstructions, like branches.