Bat Houses Casper WY

Local resource for bat houses in Casper, WY. 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.

Galles Greenhouse And Hepp Landscaping
(307) 259-0401
3225 S. Mckinley St
Casper, WY
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Meadow Acres Greenhouse & Nursery LLC
(307) 235-1770
M13770 E Meadow Ln Unit 3
Evansville, WY
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Grand Ave Nursery
(307) 761-1874
4633 Mockingbird Ln
Laramie, WY
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Desava Gardens
(307) 684-5323
262 N. Main St
Buffalo, WY
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Ridley's Ace Hardware
(307) 367-2131
341 E Pine Street
Pinedale, WY
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Johnny Appleseed Inc
(307) 472-3107
7155 Zero Road
Casper, WY

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Hometown Country
(307) 334-2044
327 S. Main St.
Lusk, WY

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Landons Greenhouse & Nursery
(307) 672-8340
56 Landon Ln
Sheridan, WY
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Moonflower Gardening
(360) 893-5195
81 Alpine Hills Dr.
Alpine, WY
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Green Goods Garden Center
(307) 733-7660
1330 S Hwy 89
Jackson, WY
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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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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