Bat Houses Elberton GA

Local resource for bat houses in Elberton, GA. 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.

Davis Floral Co
(706) 283-1396
1851 Bowman Hwy Nw
Dewy Rose, GA
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Rambo Nursery Inc
(770) 443-9040
279 Tucker Blvd
Dallas, GA

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Workbench Ace Hardware
(770) 394-6938
1316 Dunwoody Village Parkway
Atlanta, GA
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Annuals, Hand Tools, Shrubs

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S & S Nursery
(770) 461-1397
Plantation Dr Off Hwy 54 East-bx347
Fayetteville, GA

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Post Oak Farms
(706) 274-3458
5924 Lexington Rd
Rayle, GA

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Sunny Hill Greenhouses
(706) 245-8383
1510 Ridgeway Road
Canon, GA
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Hester & Zipperer Home & Garden
(912) 355-1950
6719 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA
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Effingham Rubber Mulch
(912) 826-3564
5550 Mccall Rd
Rincon, GA
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Twin Branch Nursery and Landscape, Inc.
(770) 926-8566
1169 Wiley Bridge Road
Woodstock, GA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, B & B Plants, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Container Plants, Containers - Decorative, Cypress Mulch, Decorative Planters & Urns, Environmental Design, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Fruits, Garden Center Marketi…

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Leilani's Gardens
(706) 265-3510
4141 Highway 53 East
Dawsonville, GA
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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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