Bat Houses Concord NH

Local resource for bat houses in Concord, NH. 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.

Cole Gardens
(603) 229-0655
430 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH
Products / Services
Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equipment - New, Ferns, Florist, Flower Boxes / Window Boxes, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden O…

Data Provided By:
Goffstown Ace Hardware
(603) 497-2682
5 Depot St
Goffstown, NH
Products / Services
Annuals

Data Provided By:
Common Ground Garden Market
(603) 529-8913
40 Collins Landing 6
Weare, NH
Products / Services
Annuals

Data Provided By:
Hillside Meadow Agway
(603) 286-2224
67 East Main Street
Tilton, NH
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Wildflower Seed

Data Provided By:
Grasshoppers Garden Ctr
(603) 497-5788
248 Mast Rd
Goffstown, NH

Data Provided By:
Associated Grocers Of New England
(603) 223-6710
11 Cooperative Way
Pembroke, DE
Products / Services
Vegetables

Data Provided By:
Greenman Gardening
(603) 988-5123
195 Governors Road
Pittsfield, NH

Data Provided By:
Keene Agway
(603) 357-5720
80 Martell Ct
Hooksett, NH
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

Data Provided By:
Garden Artisans LLC
(603) 524-8607
66 Cotton Hill Rd.
Belmont, NH

Data Provided By:
common ground garden market
(603) 529-8913
4o collins landing6
weare, NH
 
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read more from Luma Gardening