Bat Houses Cedar Falls IA

Local resource for bat houses in Cedar Falls, IA. 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.

Petersen & Tietz Florists & Greenhouses
(319) 234-6883
2275 Independence Ave
Waterloo, IA

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Culver's Lawn & Landscape, Garden Center & Greenhouse
(319) 377-4195
1682 Dubuque Rd
Marion, IA
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Fountains - Decorative, Fungicides, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gazing Globes & Stands, G…

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Roger Pleggenkuhle
(319) 240-9850
3320 280th St
Sumner, IA

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Washington Garden Decor & Greenhouses
(319) 653-2471
1820 West Main Street
Washington, IA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Fareway
(563) 568-5017
777 11th Ave Sw
Waukon, IA
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Vegetables

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Ecker's Flowers & Greenhouses
(319) 352-1910
410 5th Street Nw
Wavery, IA

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Cedar River Garden Center
(319) 851-2161
2889 Palo Marsh Rd
Palo, IA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Native Seed, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Wempen's Nursery And Landscape
(515) 332-1979
2095 K Rd
Humboldt, IA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Green Acres Garden Center
(515) 961-5889
16572 Highway 92
Indianola, IA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Cottage Gardens
(712) 338-4569
805 21st Street
Milford, IA
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Annuals, Chemicals, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Greenhouse Growers, Herbicides, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Consulting, Landscape Design, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Pesticides, Pesticides, Synthetic, Plants, Shrubs, Vegetables

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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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