Bat Houses Ashtabula OH

Local resource for bat houses in Ashtabula, OH. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to bat house installation, bat roosting space, bat nursery space, bat house poles, and bat chalets, as well as advice and content on bats, bat colonies, and big brown bats.

Coffee Creek Nursery
(440) 466-3257
5969 Northridge Road West
Geneva, OH
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Conifers / Evergreens, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Stro's Greenhouse
(814) 873-8982
12990 Ridge Road
West Springfield, PA
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Vegetables

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Herman Losely & Sons
(440) 259-2725
3410 Shepard Rd
Perry, OH

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Bird Feeder
(440) 576-0603
1484 State Route 46 N Ste 9
Jefferson, OH

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Sirna's Market
(330) 562-5221
7307 N Aurora Road
Aurora, OH
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Sabo's Woodside Nursery Inc.
(440) 466-9523
7800 N Ridge Rd. E
Madison, OH
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accents, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Design, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Pond Additives, Pond Filters, Pond Lighting, Pond Liners, Pumps, Roses, Shrubs, Specialty Supplies, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetabl…

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Sunshine Gardens
(440) 259-4636
4018 Middle Ridge Rd.
Perry, OH
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Secors Nursery
(440) 259-3487
4940 N Ridge Rd
Perry, OH

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Woodland Acres Grnhs.& Nrsy
(419) 523-4399
8115 Twp. Rd. 13
Ottawa, OH
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Norvell Landscaping And Garden Center
(513) 422-3533
218 Old Oxford State Rd.
Middletown, OH
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Annuals, Perennials, Plants

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Bat House | Build a bat house for your backyard

Build a bat house for your backyard

While many people consider bats pesky, dangerous and even frightening, the truth is that they do a great service for people seeking to protect gardens and crops. Flying insects that are active at night – moths, mosquitoes, beetles, etc. – can wreak havoc on crops, gorging on them after the sun goes down. Bats are these insects' primary predator, and one bat eats hundreds of these flying nuisances per hour. Just imagine what an entire colony of bats could do to protect your crops and gardens!

Enter the concept of the bat house, an effective weapon in insect protection .

Practical Considerations for Bat House Designs

You won't be able to attract bats to roost in your bat house unless you understand how they think and behave. These tips can help guide the design and placement of your bat house so that you can slant the odds in your favor:

  • Bats prefer warm environments; bat houses will retain their heat at night if they're exposed to at least 10 hours of direct sunlight during the day.
  • Don't include trees in your bat house building plans. Tree-mounted houses are hard for bats to find, and make it easy for predators to attack them if they do find it.
  • Make sure there's a source of fresh water within a quarter-mile of the bat house.
  • Keep the entrance to the house free of obstacles, such as tree branches. Bats like to swoop in unobstructed space.
  • Your bat house plans should not include lights; in fact, if you place the bat house near a source of light, it's virtually assured that it will remain empty.
  • Use untreated wood; it contains no harmful chemicals.
  • Keep the surfaces inside the house rough; this allows the bats to grip its floor or walls more easily.

How to Build a Bat House

Keeping those tips in mind, search the Internet for free bat house plans or visit your local building center to purchase bat house kits. Building a house from scratch using plans is a good idea if you have some carpentry experi...

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