How to Attach Bat Houses

Before attaching your bat house to your desired location, be sure that bats will also be attracted to the bat house and its location.  The Organization for Bat Conservation has provided a collection of information based on years of bat house research to increase your chances of attracting bats to your bat house.

For information on where you should place your bat house based on your location, please visit our Where to Place page.

Wanting to build your own bat house?  Check out our free plans that include key characteristics that can make a bat house successful.  

Now that you’ve decided on a prime location for your bat house, it’s time to attach and install it.  We’ve put together instructions on the most popular ways to attach bat houses to a building or a post.  Select where and how you’d like to attach your bat house from the options below and we’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions for the option of your choice.

Don’t see what you are looking for?  Bat houses have been attached in a variety of ways.  Check out some of the photos and success stories of bat houses working for more ideas. 

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