Bat Houses Dearborn Heights MI

Local resource for bat houses in Dearborn Heights, 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.

Westborn Flower Market
(313) 278-3815
21770 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Yardwerks
(734) 255-2440
5839 Helen
Garden City, MI
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Annuals

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D & L Garden Center & Landscaping
(313) 292-6760
21980 Ecorse Rd
Taylor, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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StraightWay Design, Inc.
(734) 285-3392
P.O. Box 1422
Southgate, MI
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Schwartz Retail
(734) 753-9269
30705 Sibley
Romulus, MI
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Annuals

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English Gardens
(313) 278-4433
22650 Ford Rd
Dearborn, MI
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Annuals, Aquatics, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Companies, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Perennials, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines

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Sierra Landscape & Design
(734) 641-3030
35218 Norene St
Westland, MI
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Groundcovers, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Rush's Greenhouse
(734) 721-7874
30617 Henry Ruff Rd
Romulus, MI

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Ray Hunter Florist & Garden
(734) 284-2500
16153 Eureka
Southgate, MI
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Westborn Market Of Livonia
(734) 524-1000
14925 Middlebelt Rd
Livonia, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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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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