|Product Depth (in.)||3.5 in||Product Height (in.)||12.5 in|
|Product Width (in.)||5 in|
|Returnable||90-Day||Wood pieces included||6|
A: No the kit doesn't have a bottom.
A: No, we just used glue to put it together. There didn't appear to be an outside finish to the pieces and we didn't do one either. It wasn't recommended.
A: Honestly, I don't know if the wood is treated..I can tell you that we put these together and put them up about 5 years ago and they are continuing to serve their purpose, great little bat houses...
A: The wood is not treated. It is best to paint the wood black. We had some extra shingles around the house and installed them on the top but that isn’t required
A: In my experience, the higher the better. We put ours near the top of the peak on the house and on the north side. Heat here in TX heat is an issue and direct sunlight seems to limit how much it is used.
A: We put it on the side of our mobile home where the awning meets the top of the mobile home.
A: 10 feet off the ground. Facing South East.
A: At least high enough so that falling bats have enough space and time to get their little wings flapping and get airborne. Probably 5 to 6 feet and not in trees, for the same reason.
A: Mesh will rust from the urine. rough up the plywood for them to climb on.
A: We've had a couple bat houses. We've never done anything to the inferior to allow the bats to hold on to the sides. Bats use the houses regularly so I assume they have the capability (very sharp claws) to hold on without assistance.
A: I agree with Tj. As I recall the inside portion of the Bat House was already roughed. If It wasn't, then I did it myself.
A: No Mesh
A: I tend to agree except you'll find a lot of support for hanging netting, wire mesh or burlap when constructing a bat house from scratch. For this small bird house that has been converted to a bat house, you can do as you like. I would like to see one grooved as you suggest. Let us know how this works out for you and the bats!