Bat Houses Dunn NC

Local resource for bat houses in Dunn, NC. 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.

Lee & Sons Nursery, Inc.
(919) 963-3177
339 Highway 96 South P.O. Box 548
Four Oaks, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Smith Nursery
(919) 934-1700
443 Sanders Rd
Benson, NC

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Carolina Gardener Magazine
(800) 245-0142
1306 W. Wendover Avenue, Suite 100
Greensboro, NC
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Gardening Media

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New Garden Landscaping & Nursery
(336) 665-0291
5572 Garden Village Way
Greensboro, NC
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Aluminum Furniture, Annuals, Arborist Services, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Display Structures, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Cente…

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Homewood Nursery & Garden Center
(919) 847-0117
10809 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Display Structures, Educational Books &…

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Tarheel Nursery
(919) 639-4598
7160 Old Stage Rd N
Angier, NC
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Builders / Contractors

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Broadwell's Nursery
(919) 639-2952
7110 Old Stage Rd
Angier, NC

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Farm House Gardeners, Inc.
(704) 873-2057
2142 Salisbury Road
Statesville, NC
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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

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The Village Green
(828) 743-2354
17a Us Highway 64 East
Cashiers, NC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Jesse Israel & Sons Nursery and Garden Center
(828) 254-2671
570 Brevard Rd # 16
Asheville, NC
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Address Signs, Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Artisan Crafts, Barley Balls / Bales, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Cedar Mulch, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Cypress Mulch, Decorative Planters & Urns, …

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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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