Bats play a crucial role in South Africa’s ecosystems by providing pollination services for plants, controlling insect populations, and spreading seeds. Unfortunately, these fascinating creatures face various threats, like habitat loss, pesticide use, and roost destruction. Therefore, it’s crucial to put in place conservation efforts to protect them and ensure their continued presence in South Africa’s skies.
GardenStuff makes Bat Boxes according to the guidelines of the Kent Bat Society. They are made of all-natural pine, which is weather and decay-resistant, ensuring years of use. You can mount this bat house quickly to a wall, pole, or tree using two nails included in the package. The grooved wood design of the bat box creates an excellent clinging surface, making it the perfect habitat for bats. The double-chamber bat box shelters up to 16 bats, providing a natural mosquito and outdoor pest control solution.
These solid pine bat boxes are handmade in South Africa and are maintenance-free. They have approximate dimensions of 66 cm (h) x 27 cm (w) x 21 cm (d) and weigh around 4 kg. Interestingly, bats constitute roughly 20% of all mammal species. One bat can eat 600 insects a night, equivalent to a human eating 20 pizzas in one sitting, as John Stupard once noted.
Also, our bat box is made from untreated rough-sawn timber, is rainproof, and is draft-free, which is essential for the bats’ safety and comfort. Moreover, it’s self-cleaning and maintenance-free, making it ideal for you. It’s best to fix the box as high as possible in a sheltered, wind-free position, exposed to the sun for part of the day to achieve optimal results. Additionally, a clear flight line to the box is necessary.
Finally, please note that animal shelters and feeders are non-returnable for animal health protection reasons. We offer free shipping to SA metros.