I'm lucky to live with a man who is quite handy with a power tool and who LOVES to do things outdoors. For a while, he's been talking about acquiring a bat house to help take care of the mosquitos who absolutely love to eat me alive. I'm all for getting rid of those guys!
We've seen some around at various places in town but could never bring ourselves to spend X amount of dollars when we the mister knew he could make our own!
With a few other friends also interested in some bat houses, the mister whipped up three of them in a few days.
Can you believe that ONE HUNDRED bats can live in one of these houses?! The mesh screen gives them something to sink their claws in to :)
On the 4th of July with some friends over, the mister climbed up about 15 feet and hung our first bat house above the garden! Not without the beast right below him watching everything that was happening, of course.
For ten years of my youth, we lived in a house with a pool (that I miss tremendously!) where bats would dip down and drink from while we would night swim. Such a fond memory to look back on.
I find bats to be absolutely adorable. The remind me of ferrets with wings and if you know me, then you know how much I love stinky ferrets!
I CANNOT wait for the bats to eat those mosquitos up! Goodbye incessant scratching!!!
One more thing my mister has done that impresses me!
I'll be sure to let you know (hopefully with pictures) if and when the bats show up! Fingers crossed!