The Schwegler Wall-Mounted Bat Shelter 2FE is ideal for you to use for two applications: as a summer hideaway, for pipistrelles, whiskered and barbastelle bats, and as a winter roost (e.g. frostproof, damp areas in basements, bunkers, vaults, etc).
- Preformed different clinging levels on the inside
- Very effective, simple, and cost-effective solution
- Fix to exterior walls or install inside buildings
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.
DIMENSIONS (MM): 250 x 300 x 30 to 50
WEIGHT (KG): 2.5
INCLUDES: 2 pieces of 2FE in one box.
SPECIES: During the summer months the common pipistrelle, whiskered bat, and barbastelle are among the species which will roost in the 2FE as a daytime hideaway. Daubenton's bat, Natterer's bat, and the Brown long-eared bat will also use it, often sleeping in small groups.
SITING: Installing the 2FE is very easy using just two screws to fix it to a wood, brick, stone, or concrete wall. If the wall surface is uneven we recommend sealing the three edges of the 2FE with silicone, foam insulating tape, or a similar method. This will ensure it is free from draughts, which are preferred by bats.
For using the 2FE as a summer home, mount it on a wall surface facing south or east. For winter use, install it in a location free from ice and frost such as damp cellars, bunkers, bridges, or caves. You can also install it in an attic or other unheated room.
MAINTENANCE: The 2FE is maintenance-free since Bats’ droppings simply fall out. A torch is all you need to check if it is occupied.
Matériau : béton de bois thermoactif et de grande longévité SCHWEGLER. Fixation très facile à un mur (bois, pierre, béton etc.) à l'aide de deux vis. Sur les surfaces inégales, il est recommandé de boucher les trois bords (avec par exemple de la silicone, de l'acrylique, une bande d'étanchéité) pour éviter les courants d'air et la luminosité.
Lieux appropriés : comme refuge en été, il est préférable de le fixer sur un mur exposé à l'est ou au sud. Pour que le refuge puisse servir de gîte d'hibernation à l'abri du gel, il vaut mieux l'installer dans des voûtes et des constructions souterraines. Ce gîte peut également être suspendu sous les combles, dans les greniers ou les pièces fraîches.
Couleur : Le gîte 2FE est livré en gris et sans enduit. Il est conseillé, lorsque qu'il est fixé à l'extérieur, de le recouvrir avec une peinture pour façade thermoactive.
Nettoyage et contrôle : Ce gîte ne nécessite aucun nettoyage car les excréments tombent directement sur le sol. Il est très facile de contrôler s'il est occupé en regardant avec une lampe de poche par le bas.
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