I'm considering installing some bat boxes in the woods abutting my
property - we have had a lot of bugs this year and I like the idea of a
natural solution. I'm in S. New Hampshire, so winters are very cold and
Do the boxes need to be "baited" initially w/ anything to attract the bats
to roost there?
Do the bats migrate out and then re-assume them as home seasonally?
How far up a tree do they need to be hung/mounted? I assume hang on North
side to diminish effects of sunlight?
For a 2 acre cleared lot, are 2 or 3 boxes, strategically placed in
surrounding woods, enough to make a dent in the overall bug population
(assuming they are used by the bats)?
Is it too late this year to benefit from this, or should I wait until next
Thanks for any/all responses!