Bat Houses Bensenville IL

Local resource for bat houses in Bensenville, IL. 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.

Schwarz Nursery & Garden Center
(630) 627-6261
21 W 020 Army Trail Rd
Addison, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables

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Berthold's Floral, Gifts and Garden Center
(847) 439-2600
434 East Devon Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Turfgrass / Sod, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Jewel Food Stores
(708) 531-6539
1955 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
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Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products

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Pesche's Flowers & Garden Center
(847) 299-1300
170 South River Road
Des Plaines, IL
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Annuals, Aquatics, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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The Good Earth Greenhouse
(708) 366-9500
7900 Madison St
River Forest, IL
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Florist, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Berthold's Flower Barn
(847) 439-2650
434 E. Devon Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Vegetables

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Hausermann Orchids, Inc.
(630) 543-6855
2N134 Addison Rd # 3
Villa Park, IL
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Orchids, Plants, Vegetables

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Lurvey Landscape Supply & Garden Center
(847) 824-7411
2550 East Dempster Street
Des Plaines, IL
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All Purpose Fertilizer, Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Anti-Dessicants, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Artificial Rock, Bamboo Stakes / Fencing / Mats, Basket Liners, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Boulders, Bulb Fertilizer, Bulb Planters, Bulbs, Cedar Mulch, Chemicals, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Coconut / Moss Liners, Compost, Composting, Container / Barrel Water Garden Kits, Container Accessories, Container Gardening, Co…

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Pesche's Nursery & Aquatic Garden Center
(847) 759-2800
1400 Rand Road (US -12)
Des Plaines, IL
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Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gravel Mulch, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Hardwood Mulch, Heaters / De-icer, Herbicides, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mu…

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The Hidden Gardens
(630) 655-8283
16W658 S. Frontage Road
Willowbrook, IL
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bonsai, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Water Garden Maintenance, Water Garden Supplies

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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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