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Myson (4 yrs.old) and I are planning to build a bathouse this spring. We want to use the bats to control the mosquito population in our back yard.We have a creek running behind the yard , plenty of "swoop" room (no trees).We would like th have bats for this summer , instead of waiting 1-2 years.Do you have any recommendations?

Yes, go to a library for these houses are easy to construct and there are many books on building or constructing for wildlife and clear instructions as to how to set them up. If you live near a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Store like the one in Lisle, Illinois, (Illinois sports 15+ stores statewide) and most of these stores have books on building bat houses and most sell assembled bat houses as well.

Steve Sample

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