How To Build A Bat House
How to build a bat house is post about Easy Wood Projects bookmarked by gregory with ID 1633422464 was uploaded on 17-04-2019 and has been viewed 397,908 times.
WHY A BAT HOUSE?I have bats in my belfry.Well, actually, they're in my barn where I store my lumber and I'd like to get them out.Although my initial research was aimed at getting rid of the bats, I ended up building them a house.
Here's why: I discovered that many of my long held beliefs about bats were completely wrong.I was surprised to learn that bats are not blind and can see as well as any animal.They do have radar designed to hunt flying insects at night, but their eyes work just fine.
Also, bats are not common carriers of diseases.They do not spread rabies or disease any more than other mammals.Finally, only three of the more than 1300 species of bats feed on blood.Most eat fruit, insects or nectar.
Turns out, bats aren't as bad as I thought! On the plus side, I learned that bats offer a great many positive benefits to a homeowner with a little property.For starters, most North American bat species eat insects - lots of insects.
Some will consume up to their body weight in bugs every night! Think of them as living bug zappers without the...