Bats and People

Bats are fascinating mammals and while people should not attempt to directly interact with them, there are ways that people can help still them. A recommended way of helping bats is by building a bat house. Bats often return to the same locations each year for roosting; however, these structures are sometimes torn down or blocked off. This means that bats cannot return to this roosting location and now have to spend valuable time and energy looking for a new roosting site. When things like this happen bat houses provide a great backup plan for bats even if they only use the house for one roosting season. Building a bat house serves as a fun afternoon project that also helps out local wildlife. The following are some great resources that can give you information on building or buying a bat house for your own backyard.