Bat Boxes

Start helping our bats for as little as £10

 

 

Bats are having a tough time, many of their natural roosting places are being damaged and destroyed. These simple multicell bat boxes can hold up to 200 - 300 bats if not more so why not buy some and help our Long Eared and Pipistrelle bats. If you are lucky enough to get bats roosting then you will also have the advantage of a little army that will eat those pesky night time flying bugs. Everybody is happy 🙂

Where do you put a bat house?

All bat houses should be mounted at least 10 feet above ground, and 12 to 20 feet is better. Choose a sunny location on the East or South facing side of your house. Bat houses work best with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight (if only partial day sun is available- morning sun is preferable). Research shows that you're more likely get bats roosting if you have several boxes up near each other.
 

None of the bat boxes I make are easily accessible once assembled. If the box needs to be moved or accessed then the law says you should employ someone suitably licensed.

Prices start at £10 for the one shown here. If you want a different type or a custom made one then just give me a call.

Bats and the Law

In Britain all bat species and their roosts are legally protected, by both domestic and international legislation.

This means you will be committing a criminal offence if you:

  1. Deliberately capture, injure or kill a bat
  2. Intentionally or recklessly disturb a bat in its roost or deliberately disturb a group of bats
  3. Damage or destroy a bat roosting place (even if bats are not occupying the roost at the time)
  4. Possess or advertise/sell/exchange a bat (dead or alive) or any part of a bat
  5. Intentionally or recklessly obstruct access to a bat roost

The potential fine for each offence is £5,000. If more than one bat is involved, the fine is £5,000 per bat. In England and Wales an offender can also be imprisoned for six months. The forfeiture of any bat or other thing by the court is mandatory on conviction, and items used to commit the offence – vehicles, for example – may be forfeited.