Small Bat House - 3 Chambers
All of our 3 chamber bat houses we sell are built by P&S Country Crafts and are designed to comply with the BCI standards for construction. Each one is hand-crafted and customized to be fully compatible with the region where it is located. Unlike other bat house providers, we paint and ventilate the bat house for you, making our bat houses ready to mount the day you receive them.
We have received this certification from Bat Conservation International for this particular bat house. BCI is the world leader in education, research, and conservation initiatives to protect bats.
P&S Country Crafts bat houses are constructed from one inch New Hampshire rough cut pine boards.
The NH pine is held together with two inch deck screws. The joints are sealed with exterior silicone caulk-glue to insure a water and air tight seal. The chambers are held in place with a ½" dado, eliminating the need for bulky spacers, glue and nails.
Each chamber is ¾" to 1" wide and offer bats a place to roost while also deterring unwanted guests. These guests include bees, hornets and squirrels. All interior chamber boards are constructed using ½' thick rough cut pine, however, in larger bat houses exterior plywood is used for the chambers.
The outside is stained a specific color based on the zone in which it is located. This allows for climate control such as heat absorption, heat retaining and sealing the wood against the weather.
The roof is finished with 20 year roof shingles. The shingles help keep the interior dry while preventing the outside from weathering.
Vents are added only for bat houses that are located in zones 2, 3 and 4. They are used to help regulate the internal temperature of the house. When ordering, you will be required to specify which zone the bat house is located in. Please refer to the bat house zone map for more information.
Although rough cut wood provides enough texture for bats to cling to, we have taken extra measures to ensure that our bat houses will appeal and be comfortable for bats. All of our bat houses have netting attached to the exterior plywood landing to provide bats with a way to attach themselves to the house. The landing made from 3/4" exterior plywood is used for added strength and to insure a stable plat form for bats to land and take off.
Bat Houses may be put up at anytime during the year, and depending on the weather bats will not roost in a bat house until late April and will not leave until late October.
Each Bat House also comes with a Bat engraving on the front that is colored matched to your color finish. Also included are mounting instruction and screws. All bat houses come with pre-drilled hole for easy mounting.
Dimensions: Small 2 chamber Bat House Dimensions: L 30" x W 18" x D 6" weight 28lbs