Northeastern States: In this region of the country you will probably find the Little Brown and the Big Brown plus they do use artificial roosts or bat homes. Almost any bat that lives in cracks, old buildings, attics or under bridges will likely reside in a bat house. Again as in the previous article on attracting bats you are able to paint the bat home black or a dark colour in this section of the country and face it to the south-southeast to keep it warm.
Northwestern States: Some of the Frequent bat Again because of the generally colder temperatures you are able to paint the exterior of the bat houses a darker colour for heat absorption.
Southeastern You can leave the house a natural wood or paint it white with a non-toxic latex paint. Again roosts placed on buildings or sticks are more likely to be occupied first and should not filled by the next summer move to some other location. In such states you’re very likely to see the Southeastern bat, Day Bat, Big Brown as well as the Mexican Free-tailed.
Southwestern countries: As in the Southeast some bats favor total sunlight, others tight shade and others complete shade. The most frequent bats in this area are the Mexican Free-tailed, Big Brown, Little Brown and some different species that I can’t find definite conformation on artificial roost usage.
Bat Occupancy changes and here are a couple of statistics to demonstrate why we want patience. In some surveys bats occupy about 60% of all types of roosts. Bats are always looking for roosts and are experts at discovering all Kinds of shelters while they’re foraging at night, Bat Removal is always an option. Bat houses on sticks Or buildings are less difficult for them to locate and are occupied 2- 21/2 times Faster than put at other areas. 90% of those artificial homes are Occupied at the first 2 decades , the remainder took from 3-5 decades. Multi Chambered houses seem to work best. Maintain your bat houses Every Year DO NOT Use insecticides or poisons because they will kill the bats and the babies. Verify the homes for seal and cracks up for their use another year and Good luck on your bat homes.