These boxes are in use in vinyards from France to Switzerland to Napa Valley. Bats account for about 40% of all grape pollenization, AND eat most the insects that would otherwise attack the grapes. We have also built brood boxes for universities, the U. S. Army, and a range of other entities wishing a nature-friendly, low cost, solution to insect infestation.
The 'throat' of our boxes is designed for bats, rather than ease of manufacture. The throat (area where the bats come inside) of our boxes is approximagely 3 cm deep, ideally meshing with the small brown bat's claw-span of 5 cm. The wood inside is rough sawn to facilitate climbing, the wood outside finished smooth. The mahogany is from Belize and was harvested by Mayans from the stumps of old-growth trees cut for road construction, and a part of each sale goes to buying and 'retiring' rain forest.
There is a pvc-coated screen to facilitate landing, and a bottom ledge to help keep bat guano from hitting the side of your house. Bat guano is, by the way, among the most valuable fertilizers known to mankind, so plant some roses underneath! Order yours today and be ready for the fall/spring seasons when new generations of bats will be looking for a home. Great neighbors!
Single Chamber Brood Box --- $39.95
To Order by phone, postal mail, or fax, click HERE.
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