By installing one of these systems in your garden you are also helping conserve a protected species. There are 17 different species of bat in the United Kingdom and they are all protected.
As well as helping to protect nature, you will also benefit from the bats ability with pest control. They will keep some of the bugs away from your plants which can also mean you benefit from organic gardening.
Bats are very sensitive to changes in temperature and therefore they change their roosting locations often. This can happen at different times of year but also at different points throughout the day. One time they do tend to stay in one location is when they go into hibernation, which occurs during the winter months between November and February. The mating season is just before this, in September and October.
A popular option for people is to install several nesting boxes for bats as this means many bats can come to the garden at one time. This will lead to them establishing a colony and you will find that many bats huddle inside one box.
Placing different nesting boxes in different locations around your garden is a good idea as it will allow the bats to find a box that is a suitable temperature for them at different points in the day. You would also be wise not to place the boxes too close to your house as the bats are easily disturbed by people.
For those who love nature, having a bat box will mean you can sit out in the evening and watch the bats come out to chase insects. Bats also prefer gardens that have a pond so if you have one of these you are likely to attract even more bats to your roosting boxes. It is very important that you do not disturb the bats, even if you find them roosting in locations you don’t want them. In order to remove bats you require a special type of licence.