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Bats are now a threatened species and putting up bat nesting boxes will help save them. It is good to put up several boxes in the same area, as bats like to have other nests if they are threatened or disturbed.
An advantage of putting up bat boxes in the garden is that you help avoid having bats in the attic. They only need a small gap, just a centimetre, to find a way in. Bats are real mosquito hunters; a bat can eat up to 5000 mosquitoes in one night.
Place the Bat Castle three to four metres above the ground and there should be free sight and access to and from the exit hole in the bottom of the box. This means that there cannot be any branches just outside. It is best if it is south-facing, but not in direct sunshine.