As a primary nighttime predator of flying insects, bats play a crucial role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem and protecting crops. By serving as natural pest control, they are beneficial to the environment and prevent garden-destroying bugs from taking over your yard. Unfortunately, due to habitat destruction and widespread disease, bat populations have been decreasing for many years. In order to offset this decline, our bat houses provide these creatures with a safe place to roost and raise babies. Proper placement is key to the success of a bat house. Keep the following information in mind before installation. Bat houses should be at least 12 feet off the ground, although 15-20 is ideal.