This is a community bat house located near a pond in Tallahassee. Bats like to roost in mature or dead trees or in caves. In urban areas these natural roosting places can be disturbed by development and bats sometimes become pests by roosting in buildings. Bat houses provide an alternative place for them to roost and in return the bats provide natural insect control. One bat can devour up to 3,000 insects in a single night!