Wakefield premium bat houses are hand-crafted in the USA and made of only the finest, sustainably-grown Eastern White Pine Wood. Eastern White Pine is an ideal material for bat houses because it provides superior insulation during the summer and winter months while remaining light in weight and easy to hang. The Wakefield Bat House DIY Kit is easy to build and perfect for educational purposes. It features a single chamber, capable of holding up to 20 bats. Bats are one of the most important ecological health contributors to the planet; many plants are dependent upon them for pollination. But the number one reason people want a bat house for their yard? Insect control. As a nocturnal animal, bats are out when the insects are and can eat up to 600 mosquitoes per hour, or between 3,000 - 7,000 mosquitoes per day! In fact, the insect suppression provided by bats to U.S. farmers is valued at up to 50 billion dollars per year! That's highly effective insect control that can drastically reduce the population of mosquitoes in your yard and make your summer nights much more enjoyable. And despite popular belief, bats are generally quite harmless to people; they do not attack humans and are far less prone to rabies than even household dogs or cats. The Wakefield Bat House features an extended landing pad and an interior covered with screening to provide bats with a maximum foothold. It is also specially designed to include an echolocation slot, making it easy for the bats to locate the cavity. Your bat house should be located in a sunny location, 10 to 15 feet above the ground, and preferably on the side of a building where there isn't any shade. It is common for bats to wait up to 18 months before occupying a new bat house. Fall or winter is a good time to put up a bat house in hopes of occupants the following Spring. Each Wakefield Bat House is built to last and includes a brochure that describes the species, placement and maintenance of the bat house.
Location, Location, Location
Location is one of the most important factors in successfully attracting bats to your bat house. Read our recommendations below to maximize your chances of successfully attracting bats to your Wakefield bat box.
- Mount the bat house on a pole, tree with little shade, or on the side of a building
- Mount at least 10-15 feet high
- Position it facing south to southeast, so that it catches the heat and warms up
- Should be a quarter mile or less from a water source
Your Ticket to a Mosquito-Free Backyard Has Arrived!
Introducing the Wakefield Premium Mini Bat House
Nothing ruins a nice summer night quite like mosquitos. Admit it - you've tried all different solutions from repellent to bug zappers and bug spray, but you're still having the same issue.
Luckily, our Wakefield Bat Houses can help. Each bat house is equipped with an echolocation slot, making it quick and easy for bats to locate and move into their new home. This speeds up the process, quickly leading to an occupied bat house just waiting to snack on your mosquito population.
- Bats can eat up to 600 mosquitoes per hour, or between 3,000 - 7,000 mosquitoes per day.
- The insect suppression provided by bats to U.S. farmers is valued at up to 50 billion dollars per year
- Many bats live long lifespans, typically anywhere from 10-30 years on average, meaning they will provide long-lasting mosquito control once settled into your Wakefield Bat House.
Living in Luxury
Enables bats to easily locate the hollow cavity of the bat house, which helps attract bats quicker than many other bat houses. It is common for bats to wait up to 18 months before occupying a new bat house. Fall or winter is a good time to put up a bat house in hopes of occupants the following Spring.
Simply place a nail or screw into a tree, pole or side of a building, leaving 1/4" of the head sticking out. Hang the bat house over the nail using the hanger bracket, then drive an additional nail or screw through the pre-drilled hole at the bottom. Once complete, your bat house is ready to attract some bats!
Made of Eastern White Pine Wood
Wakefield Animal Shelters are made of only the finest, sustainably-grown Eastern White Pine Wood. The wood is one inch thick for insulation, both from the heat of summer and the cold of winter. This is critical to maintaining a safe and healthy temperature inside the bat house, as most bats prefer temperatures from 85-100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bat are our Friends!
Contrary to popular belief, bats are generally quite harmless to people; they do not purposely attack humans, are far less prone to rabies than even household dogs or cats, and are highly unlikely to become tangled in your hair.
Have a Healthier Yard
Bats are one of the most important environmental health contributors to the planet. Many plants are dependent upon them for pollination, and bats are also responsible for up to 95% of the reforestation of tropical rainforests through their dispersal of seeds.