Bat Houses Clarkston MI

Local resource for bat houses in Clarkston, MI. 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.

Bordine Nursery
(248) 625-9100
8600 Dixie Hwy.
Clarkston, MI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Design, Mulch, Outdoor …

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Coventry Earthworks Inc.
(248) 681-4092
3751 Elizabeth Lk Rd
Waterford, MI

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Goldner Walsh Nursery
(248) 332-6430
5559 Orchard Lake Rd.
Pontiac, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Murray's Landscape Center
(248) 363-1620
9640 Commerce Rd
Commerce Twp, MI
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Groundcovers, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Scapes Supply Center
(248) 684-4722
4844 Old Plank Road
Milford, MI
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Wojo's Greenhouse & Nursery
(248) 627-6498
2570 Oakwood Road
Ortonville, MI
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Greens, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Cut Branches, Fall Decorations, Ferns, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accents, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Halloween Decorations, Herbs, Holiday Green - Shapes, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Design, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perenni…

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Bogie Lake Greenhouses, Inc
(877) 482-0255
1525 Bogie Lake Rd
White Lake, MI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Chemicals, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Florist, Flowers, Flowers - Fresh, Flowers - Permanent, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Greenhouse Growers, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Poinsettias, Preserved Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, …

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Michigan Bamboo Company
(248) 298-9568
4965 Perryville Rd.
Holly, MI

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English Gardens
(248) 851-7506
6370 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables

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Bordine Nursery
(248) 651-9000
1835 S. Rochester Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Cold Frames, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Fire Pits / Outdoor Fireplaces, Furniture / Structures, …

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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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