Favoring nesting and refuge of bats will get reduce the number of insect pests...
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The ECONEX NEST FOR BATS, made of highly resistant wood, is specially designed to be able to hang it and withstand the elements, constituting a good insulation. The wood is untreated due to the bats sensitivity to toxic products.
Height: 49 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 8,5 cm
Entrance and exit of the nest: 20 x 5 cm
Nest weight: 1,50 kg
INSECT BIOCONTROL WITH BATS
Not all bats spend the day in caves. They tend to use the gaps in the trees to shelter themselves. They also use abandoned mines, buildings, bridges and many other places. In reality, the wide variety of bats reflect the incredible diversity of species that exist. The bats are very opportunistic and have adapted to their environment in creative ways to take advantage of the multitude of shelters available to them. However, human beings frequent the areas where the bats live; modifying or destroying their habitats.
WHY SHOULD I HANG NESTS FOR BATS?
Bats are an important part of our ecosystem. European bats are mainly insectivores and in areas where their populations are very significant, they provide a considerable reduction in plagues of insects.
For example, one bat alone can capture up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour. However, human activities have caused a drastic reduction in bat populations in the last few years. The bat is a very misinterpreted animal, playing a key role in nature. If it disappears, there will be important changes in the ecosystem.
PLACING THE NESTS
The position of the nests will depend very much on the area, the latitude, the average temperature, etc. Generally, it is recommended to install the nests in places with 5 to 7 hours of sunlight.
Taking into account that the period of bat occupancy in the boxes (May - September) corresponds to the hottest in the year, it is not advisable to install the nests facing South unless the leaves protect them from exposure to the sun. That being the case, it is possible that the shelters reach non-optimal temperatures for its colonisation.
OBSERVATIONS: This product is sold in boxes of 6 units, but through this virtual store you can buy the ones you need without having to buy a box.