Recently, homeowners have begun to take drastic measures in controlling mosquito and insect populations on their property. Harmful insecticide sprays have become commonplace to keep mosquito populations under control, but there’s a much cheaper, safer, and more effective option that most folks don’t consider: bats.
Bats are an incredibly effective way to keep pesky insects away from your home, and putting a bat house on your property is the perfect way to keep them around, and to keep them out of your home.
Here are some of the reasons why putting a bat house on your property is a great idea:
Bats are environmentally friendly and budget friendly
In stark contrast to expensive pesticides and insect control, bats are the most cost-effective way to keep insects away from your home. Building or installing a bat house on your property gives the critters an alternative to seeking shelter in the attic of your home, and keeps them far enough away to not be bothersome.
Tips for buying or building your bat house
As is with a bird house, a bat house needs to be built and placed a certain way to be effective. Your bat house needs to be:
- A minimum of 15’ off of the ground
- Placed in a warm location
- Small in size to mimic a bat’s natural habitat
- Near a source of water
A bat house that is poorly constructed or placed improperly will attract very little bat activity. Many great options are available for purchase commercially, and there are schematics available online if you’re more of a DIY type of person.
Keep in mind that having a bat house on your property does not encourage them to invade your home. In fact, the opposite is true. A bat house gives them a comfortable place to live, greatly reducing their interest in your home.
For questions about bats or our bat removal services, give Critter Control® of Tampa a call today at 813.948.0870.