Bats are often given a bad rep. Which is sad because they are our first defense againt the plague that are mosquitos, each eating up to 1000 per hour every night. With better insulation in houses these days, it has become difficult for bats to find shelter. This bat house makes is easier for several types of small bats to find shelter. The best place to hang is in the gable to protect the bat house from direct sunlight and heat.