Bat Houses Central Point OR

Local resource for bat houses in Central Point, OR. 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.

Southern Oregon Nursery
(541) 772-4387
2922 S Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR
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Jackson & Perkins Store
(541) 864-2388
1310 Center Dr Ste J
Medford, OR

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Circlehoe
(541) 956-0101
6534 Tunnel Loop Road
Grants Pass, OR

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Blueberry Hill Nursery & Greenhouse
(541) 278-9360
900 SW Emigrant Ave
Pendleton, OR
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Mckay Ffa
(503) 375-7857
2440 Lancaster Dr Ne
Salem, OR

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Phoenix Organics Garden & Farm / Eco-Building Center
(541) 535-1134
4543 South Pacific Highway
Phoenix, OR

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Guentner's Gardens & Nursery
(503) 585-7133
5780 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR
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Peoria Gardens Inc
(541) 753-8519
32332 Peoria Rd Sw
Albany, OR

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Bloomers Country Nursery
(541) 947-5581
921 North 4th Street
Lakeview, OR
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Redwood Nursery
(541) 474-2642
1303 Redwood Ave
Grants Pass, OR
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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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