tips for building bat houses - "chambers at least 14" wide and 24" tall (bigger is better), and a wide landing area with a very rough surface beneath the entrance. Do not use pressure treated lumber. These furry little creatures prefer temperatures between 85°F and 100°F."
Hope my sis and I can build this. I would love to attract bats to my neighbourhood. Bats do us a great service by eating a HUGE amount of flying insects (including MOSQUITOES) and consequently help to control some dangerous and harmful pests.
This bat house will hold up to 300 mosquito eating bats! Bats can eat thier body weight in night-time insects in a single night! Control mosquitoes naturally with a bat house. Looker Bat houses are built to the Organization for Bat Conservations specifications, which means they are 80% likely to attract bats, compared to smaller houses, which may only have up to a 10% chance of attracting bats...
BAT HOUSE: Why build a house to attract bats to your backyard? For starters, a small bat can capture up to 1,000 mosquitos in just one hour. I happen to love bats. Once, I found an injured one, befriended it while I nursed it back to health, and then freed it when it was well enough to return to nature. They are not creepy or anything to fear.