Bat Boxes - Penn State

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Bat boxes are human-made, wooden structures designed to allow bats to roost and possibly raise young.

NOTE: Bat species that hibernate for the winter months are susceptible to white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that can cause death. As of October 2017, more than 5 million bats have died as a result of WNS, and WNS has been detected in 31 American states and 5 Canadian provinces. However, bats using bat boxes are not susceptible to WNS. For more information about WNS, please visit




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