For more information on the Living With Wildlife series, contact the WDFW Wildlife Program




Post Bat House

For placement and other information, see

Download PDF
Print Version

Lumber Detail

Click to enlarge

a Slanted roof
b 1 x 6 board
c 1 x 8 board ripped or left full size (see top view below)
d Galvanized screws
e Bat house box should be at least 3' long
f 4 lag bolts
g Bats enter and exit here. Roughen area with claw hammer.
h Non-treated 4 x 4 post 12 to 16 long.
i Place 30" to 36" into ground. Chemical treatment is recommended.
j Cut top of post at an angle and roughen sides. This is where most bats will roost.
k 1 1/2" cut
l 3/4" spacer (wood block). Use 4 lag bolts to attach box to 4 x 4 post


Click to enlarge

Robin, Barn Swallow and Phoebe nest box

Click to enlarge