Attracting Bats

Asked July 19, 2016, 11:52 AM EDT

I am sending this again because I am not sure the first one went. I am looking for scent to put in a new bat house to attract bats. Is there anywhere local I can find some. or any I can mix myself. The one I ordered from Amazon leaked! So I thought local purchase might be better. Thanks

Charles County Maryland wildlife bats attracting bats wldlife

1 Response

This is not our area of expertise. Putting up a bat house can be an environmentally friendly and rewarding activity. However, putting up a house does not guarantee that bats will use it. We do not have information on lures.
Look at the link from the MD Dept of Natural Resources on bats.
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/bats/batboxes.aspx
U of MD link
http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_docs/articles/FS791_GotBugs_GetBats.pdf
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