Bat house kits give you a simple way to eliminate your bug problem. You may be thinking ‘what do bats have to do with insect repellent?’. Well, a single bat can eat around 6,000-8,000 insects a day. And that's just one bat, imagine if you had a load of them! To attract bats to roost in your yard, they will need a place to call home - your newly built bat house! Using a bat house kit to set up a bat house in your backyard will encourage more bats to nest there and keep your bug population at bay.
What is a Bat House Kit?
One large bat box can hold as many as 200 bats! That's a lot of bats - and a lot of insects that they will consume. With a bit of simple math, we can work out that with one large bat box more than 120,000 insects and mosquitos could be eaten on your property every day.
Any time of year, but especially in Spring and Summer, there seems always to be a never-ending stream of pesky bugs around. If you live in a warmer part of the country this problem is made even worse and often no matter the methods you try, you can't find a way to keep them out of your yard for good. They become bothersome and annoying, ruining a beautiful day sat in the yard with family or a barbeque you've hosted for friends as everyone is just swatting away insects the entire day.
If you grow your own fruit and vegetables, or plant flowers, you know that they attract insects and these bugs can be difficult to combat. If you're committed to not using pesticides that can be harmful to plants, or if you have young children and don't want them inhaling chemicals, finding a solution becomes even more difficult. Bats eat the bugs in a responsible way. You don't have to use harmful toxins or pesticides, they get rid of the bugs that wreak havoc on your garden in a natural way.
It’s unfair and untrue the lousy reputation that bats have. Between Dracula, other spooky films, and creepy decorations on Halloween you may think that you don't want these scary creatures in your yard. The way they are often portrayed in scary films couldn’t be further from the truth. They don't suck blood and are entirely harmless, rarely biting humans, plus they are actually quite cute and fluffy.
By setting up a bat house, you are not only combating your pest problem you are helping with the conservation of these incredible animals. Bats are at risk from an epidemic called white-nose syndrome (which can’t be transferred to humans). White-nose syndrome is a fungal disease that has killed an estimated 5.7 million bats in North America the few short years since its arrival. Some parts of the US have seen populations decrease by almost 90% with a severe risk that they could soon be wiped out altogether. By getting a bat house kit, you are providing a habitat for the bats that can help rebuild the population in North America.