This Traditional Bat Box is designed for those bat species which would naturally roost in crevices. It is especially suitable for both Common and Soprano Pipistrelles. These two species are the most abundant bats in the UK and most frequently use bat boxes. Designed by the Nestbox Company utilising their 12 years’ experience of making bat boxes, combined with the benefit of customer feedback, the latest scientific thinking and advice from experts on British bats. A 20mm entrance slot is ideal for bats, but deters birds. The box has a single roosting chamber with a bat ladder at base of box, which continues inside the box to ensure bats find it easy to access and move around. Close fitting panels and roof (precision cut by computer controlled equipment) provide restricted airflow and improved heat retention. Manufactured in exterior grade FSC Certified European birch plywood, the box has been left untreated. It is easy and safe to erect the box on walls or trees – lightweight (just 1.2kg) with two screw holes for mounting. The roof can be removed (secured with one screw) for cleaning or inspection where permitted. Bat boxes can be mounted on both buildings and trees. Try to position your box as high as possible in a sheltered sunny place. Ideally, several boxes should be put up facing in different directions to provide a range of conditions. Bats need time to find and explore new homes, and it may be several years before boxes have residents – be patient! Droppings on the landing area, stains around the lower parts of the box and chittering noises from inside on warm afternoons and evenings are signs of occupation. Please note: All bats and roosts are protected by law and you should only open a bat box to check it if you hold an appropriate licence.
Designed for small crevice dwelling bats, especially pipistrelles
Grooved landing ladder, continues internally
Precision cut panels for dry, draught free durability
20mm entrance ideal for bats but deters birds
Dimensions (cm): 34 (H) x 16 (W) x 12 (D)