If you are looking for an ecologically friendly solution to accommodating bat species then the Integrated Eco Bat Box is a good option. The external shell is constructed from UV stabilised recycled plastic and the inner is made from FSC Certified orientated strand board (OSB). The bat box is equally well suited to brick walls, timber cladding, random stone, or external insulation where it can provide a permanent roost space for bats.
- Designed to be built into external walls
- Sized to replace six standard UK bricks.
- Provide sealed, long-lasting weather protection
- Two 22 mm internal crevice spaces for the bats
- 17 mm entrance
- Available in green, red or black.
Please also see the Crevice version of this box for pippistrelles and other crevice dwellers.
Why do we need to protect bats?
Bats play an important role within our environment. As well as performing some pollination, bats are a natural control of insect populations as these are their main food source. Bats are also a good indicator species of environmental health, with changes in populations reflecting local biodiversity.
Bats are a schedule 1 protected species under the Wildlife & Countryside Act. It is illegal for any member of the public to disturb a roost, handle or kill any bat. Bat boxes therefore may only be inspected by a licensed bat worker. However, you can monitor your bat box without disturbance, look for mouse-sized droppings beneath the box as a clue to occupation or observe from a distance at dusk to see if bats are exiting the box to hunt.
MATERIAL: Recycled LDPE plastic outer with internal FSC Certified OSB roost chamber
CONSTRUCTION: Outer panels welded, the internal chamber formed from stapled panels
FINISH: Black carcass with brick, green, or black coloured front panels
DIMENSIONS (MM): 440 x 215 x 105
ENTRANCE (MM): 17
INTERNAL: Cavity Roost Chamber: Open roost chamber 60mm wide
WEIGHT (KG): 3.0
SPECIES: This black cavity bat box is designed for the UK’s cavity dwelling bats such as Brown Long-eared, Natterer’s, Daubenton’s, Bechstein’s, Grey Long-Eared, Whiskered, Brandt’s, and Nathusius Pipistrelle.
SITING: Held in the brickwork by mortar/sealant
MAINTENANCE: No access once fitted, self-cleaning, droppings fall out of entrance slot
Bat boxes should be positioned 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.
Mount using 3 concealed keyhole mounting holes at top of box; one hole at base.
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We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 2.30pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer.
If your order is urgent please call us on 01451 833 181. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.
We will always use a reputable courier company and require a signature on delivery. Smaller items are usually shipped using Royal Mail or DPD, and larger items are sent using TNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Pallex.
We will email you shipping confirmation after your order has been despatched. Where available, you will also receive tracking notification by email or text. If you need to track your parcel urgently then please contact us.
We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote.
If your order doesn’t qualify for free shipping then UK mainland delivery starts at £7.92 ex VAT, while Highlands and Islands delivery starts at £12.50. You can calculate shipping costs using the basket.
Important Information About Backorders
At Wildcare there are times when items are only available on a backorder basis, either due to high demand or if the item is a special order item. We refer to these as ‘backorder items.
Backorder items are clearly listed on our website as ‘Order To Reserve Stock (Backorder)’. Items that are in stock and ready to be shipped immediately are listed as ‘In Stock’.
When you place an order for a back order item or an order that includes back order items, a member of our team will be in contact within 48 hours of your order to confirm the lead time for delivery. For any queries before then, please call us on: 01451 833 181
We cannot guarantee that a backordered item will come back into stock or be delivered for a specific date, however we will always do our best to keep you informed and updated.
If your back order is urgent or required within a specific time frame we suggest to call us on 01451 833 181 so we can keep your requirements in mind throughout the waiting period.
If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.
Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ
We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.