A bat typically consumes 500 bugs/hr. A bat box helps keep bats out of your house or other buildings, but in the neighbourhood. Think of them as bug zappers that use zero electricity. This bat box features:
~ 3 roosting cavities (two 3/4" and one 1" cavity) ~ overall size = 24" x 18" x 4.5"~ houses 40-60 bats (occupancy not guaranteed) ~ exterior-grade plywood front and back ~ solid wood sides ~ passive ventilation system ~ metal screen landing pad ~ tar-shingled roof ~ caulked seams eliminate drafts and help retain heat ~ pre-drilled mounting holes (mounting hardware not included) ~ painted and ready to install (placement and installation instructions are included)
In eastern Ontario, your most likely tenant will be the Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus), but at least seven other species are known to occur here. Regardless, your bats will likely migrate south for the winter.