The BAT METRO is a bundle package that helps farmers and campgrounds cover more acreage. The BAT METRO is a combination of two BAT CONDO"S. The BAT METRO has 12 roosting chambers plus a nursery in each Bat house. Red cedar interior with a pine exterior. Boiled linseed oil is used to seal the exterior. Wisconsin has the higest and the lowest peaks when it comes to temperture range. Utilizing a lighter color and adarker color bat house, I have found to be the most effective way to keep bat year round.
All BACKYARD BAT HOUSES should be mounted in an area that gets 6-8 hours of direct sunlight facing either South or East.
Poll installation is recommended for both BAT CONDO’s and BAT METRO’s bat houses. The BAT CUDDY should be mounted to your home or barn at the highest peak facing South or East.
To the extent possible, locate all houses 20 to 30 feet from tree lines and 12 to 20 feet above ground. The BAT CONDO and BAT METRO has been successful with tree mounts. For best results find a tree away from the tree line or one that can have nearby branches cleared to give the bat house optimal sunlight. Seek a tree that gets the most sunlight. Look for a tree in the northern sector of a clearing and mount it facing South.
LAKE HOUSE TIPS
Place your bat house near the largest water source in the area. These locations are typically the most successful, as are those in or adjacent to the most diverse or natural vegetation. The best locations are along streams, rivers, lakes or forests because these are natural bat flyways.