Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
. . . Coming Out of the Dark
No Bats in Your Belfry?
If bats don't occupy houses after two summers, experi- ment! Bat roosting preferences
are still not completely understood. Try moving the bat house a few feet to
receive more or less sun or try raising it higher off the ground.
Double check your assessment of the house's location. Have all criteria
for bat house placement been met?
Bats may not be able to live in your area due to heavy pesticide use, inadequate
food supply or because they already have sufficient local roosts. Generally,
do not expect bats to use your house during the winter.
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