Bat Box Help

Asked June 15, 2018, 3:20 PM EDT

We want to put a bat box on our property. There has been a family of bats for years. Seems a home will help increase their numbers. Who can help select the right one and proper placement. We aren’t able to build a box Ourselves. Thanks, Glenn Dale, MD

Prince George's County Maryland wildlife bats

1 Response

This is not our area of expertise. Putting up a bat house can be an environmentally friendly and rewarding activity. They eat many different insect pests. However, putting up a house does not guarantee that bats will use it. Look at our publication on bats and the link from the MD Dept of Natural Resources for information on bat house specifics and habitat. If you need additional information you may be able to contact DNR.
http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/articles/FS791_GotBugs_GetBats.pdf
http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/bats/index.aspx
http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/contacts.aspx

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