Bat Houses Brockton MA

Local resource for bat houses in Brockton, MA. 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.

Packard Farm, Inc.
(508) 583-2716
630 Torrey Street
Brockton, MA
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Seoane Landscape Design, Inc.
(800) 245-1300
551 Bedford Street
North Abington, MA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticultural Assessment, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Hydroseeding Contractors, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Services, Irrigation Supplies, Land Planning Services, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / …

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Easton Roche Bros. (ma Rt. 138)
(508) 230-8755
25 Washington Street
North Easton, MA
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Vegetables

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Randolph Sudbury Farm
(781) 986-5430
300 North Main Street
Randolph, MA
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Vegetables

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Wyman Garden Center
(781) 447-5400
141 Spring Street
Hanson, MA
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Animal / Insect Traps, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Firewood, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Giftware, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Grills, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Integrated …

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Russos Greenhouses Inc
(508) 559-9388
134 Lincoln St
West Bridgewater, MA
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Garden Gate
(781) 878-2875
1200 Bedford St
Abington, MA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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C. N. Smith Farm
(508) 378-2270
325 South St
East Bridgewater, MA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fall Decorations, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorative, Fresh Plants, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gourmet Foods, Greenhouse Growers, Halloween Decorations, Horticulture Companies, Jams, Jellies, Dips…

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Bridgewater Roche Bros. (campus Plaza)
(508) 697-5077
Ma Rt. 18 & 20 Broad Street
Bridgewater, MA
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Vegetables

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Read Custom Soils
(888) 475-5526
125 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA
 
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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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