Eco Bat Box

£34.80

Our Eco Bat Box combines a sealed weatherproof shell made from 100% recycled plastic, with a wooden internal roost chamber.

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Description

  • Recycled plastic weatherproof shell to provide long lasting sealed protection.
  • Wooden internal chamber to provide an attractive roosting space for bats.
  • Available with two different roost chambers designed for either crevice or cavity roosting bats.
  • Self-cleaning design requires no maintenance.
  • Black exterior designed to capture sun’s heat with good insulation to keep the box warm.
  • Grooved landing ladder makes it easy for the bats to use the box.

Our Eco Bat Box combines a sealed weatherproof shell made from 100% recycled plastic, with a wooden internal roost chamber. The bat boxes outer shell is constructed from recycled plastic made from bale wrap (collected from UK farms) and other plastic waste. The UV stabilised recycled plastic is welded together to create a robust, long-lasting box. Within the outer shell is a wooden roost chamber to provide an attractive roost space for bats. The internal roost chamber is constructed from FSC Certified oriented strand board (OSB). OSB is made from compressed waste wood chips and flakes and as a result has a roughened surface which provides plenty of grip for bats to move around, hang and roost from.

These Bat Boxes are made from recycled plastic produced by Solway Recycling, a local company where we send all our plastic waste to be recycled. A perfect cycle!

In the UK, different bat species have different roost requirements. To accommodate as wide a range of bats as possible, the Eco Bat Box is available in two types, crevice and cavity. Externally the two types are identical but differ internally. The crevice box features two internal crevices 22mm wide, ideal for pipistrelle bats. The cavity box is designed for cavity roosting bats such as Brown Long-Eared bats and Noctules with a single internal cavity 60mm wide with rough walls and roof for bats to hang from.

The box requires no maintenance or cleaning as its designed with angled baffles which mean droppings simply fall out of the entrance slot. At the base of the box, the protected landing ladder makes access to the box easy for the bats.

Bat boxes can be mounted on both buildings and trees. Try to position your box as high as possible in a sheltered sunny place. Ideally, several boxes should be put up facing in different directions to provide a range of conditions. Bats need time to find and explore new homes, and it may be several years before boxes have residents – be patient! Droppings on the landing area and chittering noises from inside on warm afternoons and evenings are signs of occupation.

Please note: All bats and roosts are protected by law and you should only open a bat box to check it if you hold an appropriate licence.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg