Model # 94538

Internet #100671495

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Bat House

$9.99 /each

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Product Overview

Easy enough for an 8-year-old, but fun for all ages, this pre-cut wooden kit encourages creativity and instills a sense of accomplishment. You will learn to sand with the grain of the wood, hammer and create real cool stuff in less than an hour. These useful items will be treasured for years. Parents of younger children will have fun working with them on this project. Parts are made of wood, and kit includes all necessary assembly hardware. Can be used as-is, or painted or stained and adorned with stickers or stamps. Glue, hammer and/or screwdriver not included.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is it effective?

Asked by: Nana
Does not have features needed for bats and one well meaning answer to your question states he will hang it from a tree. This won't work. bat conservation organizations will tell you about size, features and placement to make an effective house. Thanks for caring whether bats can live in your bat house.
Answered by: homecarpenter987
Date published: 2017-02-18

How many bats does it hold?

Asked by: Red
Thinking of buying the bat house to help control mosquitos
Answered by: Mrobi67
Date published: 2016-10-22

Is this assembled?

Asked by: LS
No, it does not arrive assembled. This is a simple 6 element kit for your assembly. It is suitable for children or those with minimal woodworking skills. You can finish the outside to taste, but dark stain or paint is best to attract bats.
Answered by: kirkG
Date published: 2016-09-13

What are the dimensions of the box after its been built?

What are the dimensions of the box after its been built?
Asked by: thatoneguy
5" x 5" x 11"
Answered by: kirkG
Date published: 2016-12-07
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Customer Reviews

Bat House is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Home Depot could help kids have a real sense of accomplishment if they sold a bat house kit that... Home Depot could help kids have a real sense of accomplishment if they sold a bat house kit that WORKS, not some junk that will be used only by wasps and later thrown out. Bat conservation organizations have outlines for construction. Not hard to find. Home Depot could so easily make a kit large enough, with rough interior and landing strip and package the product with information on caulking and placement. This is just a waste of materials and opportunity to help the animals.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! Mom and daughter time!!! Build was easy!!! Just make sure it is south facing in the sun and @ least 19 feet off the ground!!! Bats are great!
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good design for a bat house. This is not well designed to attract bsts. It should be shallower and wider, with a landing area at the bottom and a slot for ventilation. Google "bat house design" to see much better ones. If you want to build something with your child, try the birdhouse kit. Birds aren't as picky.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Kids' Project Easy to Assemble As a kit, this has 6 pre-cut wooden pieces and 16 nail brads, making it easy to assemble. You supply the wood glue, hammer and stain or paint, and a method of mounting or hanging it 15 feet up with 7 hrs sunshine on it. I had a few concerns: The two chambers created inside are over 1" deep...possibly too wide for bats to snuggle in. It's not a very large house. Also, Home Depot pasted a permanent adhesive sticker shipping label over the instructions. The roof and rear wall are EXTREMELY thin and will warp in weather. As a result, I am adding a 5"x5" square of asphalt roofing shingle cut from a remnant. I am also caulking all seams. I cut parallel horizontal slots with a circular saw to "roughen up" the interior walls and allow the bats to climb up easily. I will also attach a square of recycled plastic eves trough netting to hang down and create a "landing pad" for them to catch when approaching. I felt these were reasonable improvements but not necessary. The instructions stress NOT to sand the inside walls smooth, but I found all pieces arrived with smooth surfaces, so this must be left over from earlier editions. All in all, a fun little kit, but I am not convinced how effective it will be to house wild bats. (attached photo shows kit being assembled in a half an hour).
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a Certified Bat House! This bat house is simply too small for bats. The minimum size is 14" wide and at least a 20" tall chamber(s). Also, the chambers should be no more than 3/4" in depth. This maybe a fun project but it is simply conVERsational not conSERvational. For a REAL bat house that works, search for a Certified bat house builder. Preferably constructed from rough cut cedar.
Date published: 2012-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from kids project Purchased for a visit with my grand daughter. Both are 12 years of age. We built and painted, within an hour, and placed them on the back yard tree. Made life time memories. bigjim
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Image for bat house very deceiving. From the image accompanying the product, the bat house to be made of better materials than what i received. The roof and the back of the house are made of some 3/16" laminate not at all suited for long lasting exterior use. In addition, bat's need a rough surface to attach themselves more easily. While the directions caution the purchaser to avoid sanding the interior surfaces, they are already too smooth. Not very bat friendly. I am returning all but one of the six I purchased because I opened one of them.
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst purchase ever junk ...poorly made and cheaply made . Will not last more then one year outside ....pure junk
Date published: 2015-07-28
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