Guelph, Ontario

WBU Bat House on poleBat Houses

Bats have been the source of many myths and fears for many centuries. However, North American bats are an invaluable natural resource. As primary predators of night-flying insects, bats play a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature. Bats which frequent bat houses eat insects that damage crops, such as cucumber or June beetles, and corn worm moths.

Providing bat houses furnishes places for bats to roost and raise their young, especially when natural sites are not available. In our area, bats will not use bat houses to hibernate; most bats migrate south to overwinter in caves or mines.

Bats most likely to use houses will be Little Brown Bats, Big Brown Bats, Eastern Pipistrelles, and Eastern Long-eared Bats. Usually it is female bats which use the houses as nurseries.

Bats find houses by sight. If a house in the proper location, meets the proper requirements, and is needed in that area, bats will move in on their own. Read our Bat Habitat Guide to learn about putting up a bat house.

 

WBU Bats in Bat House

 

Single Chamber Bat House

 A poly-propylene mesh give bats a grip to climb up inside this bat house. A single chamber bat house can hold up to 100 bats! A 1/2" space between the bottom two front panels allows for proper ventilation. Also available: a Triple Chamber Bat House, which can hold up to 300 bats.

WBU Single Chamber Bat House

Fundamentals Bat House

This mid-sized bat house has a rough interior so bats can climb inside. Decorated with a small bat outline.

WBU Fundamentals Bat House

Ray's Rustic Bat House

Made out of old barn-board, these rustic bat houses add character to your yard. Available in two sizes to hold 25 or 40 bats.

WBU Rustic Bat House