This single chamber bat house is perfect for a small backyard colony of bats or soon to be evicted bats. The interior surface and landing platform are grooved for clinging when roosting and landing. Proper air ventilation is provided to make a very comfortable bat environment. Constructed of durable, renewable, weather-resistant 3/4" Eastern White Cedar and rust resistant screws. This house may be stained or painted a suitable color to absorb heat. Make sure to use a high-quality exterior paint or stain. It is also important to carefully caulk all exterior joints to ensure airtight seals, especially around the roof. SELECTING A SITE: Mount this bat house at least 10 feet off the ground and place in a location that receives 8+ hours of direct sunlight. Avoid shaded areas, as well as brightly lit areas. Can be mounted to a pole or side of a building, at least 25 feet away from the nearest tree branches or wires to help control aerial predators. May be installed any time of the year. Length: 14.125"Depth: 3.375"Height: 24.25"