We live near a detention pond in north west Butler county. We would like to...

Asked April 20, 2014, 10:13 PM EDT

We live near a detention pond in north west Butler county. We would like to know how to attract bats to deal with the mosquitoes. Bat house?

Butler County Ohio

1 Response

Bats, like all wildlife, need a food source, water source, and a place of cover. Since you are near a detention pond, the water and food source are available. Bats typically roost in crevices in trees or rocks, but will also use a bat house if specific qualifications are met. I have included links to help you with design and location of the bat house.

Attracting Bats - Bat Conservation International
www.batcon.org/pdfs/bathouses/attractingbats.pdf
Answers to Questions About Bat Houses

www.batcon.org/pdfs/education/fof_bathouse.pdf

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