You may place your bat house on a pole, building or a dead or unbranched portion of a tree. Bat houses mounted on poles or buildings, however, tend to have a higher occupancy than those mounted on trees. When mounting on buildings, wood or stone buildings are best, and your bat house should be mounted under the eaves with sun exposure. You should mount your house 15-20 feet above the ground. Avoid areas that are brightly lit at night. Placing your bat house near a water source such as a stream, river, lake, pool or even birdbath can exponentially increase your chances of attracting and keeping bats. For more information on mounting options, visit our accessories page.