Bat Houses Enfield CT

Local resource for bat houses in Enfield, CT. 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.

Colonial Gardens
(860) 749-2657
46 Hartford Tpk.
Tolland, CT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Design, Liner / Plug / Starter Plants, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Pond Additives, Pond Filters, Pond Liners, Produce, Pumps, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Water Garden Design, Water Garden Supplies, Water Gardening Contractors

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Stanley Greenhouses Inc
(860) 627-0856
126 S Main St
East Windsor, CT

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Grower Direct
(860) 763-2335
164 Hampden Rd
Somers, CT

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Graziano Bros Landscape Service Inc
(413) 525-8230
280 Elm Street
East Longmeadow, MA
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Groundcovers, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Western Growers Inc
(413) 733-5296
45 Piper Cross Rd
West Springfield, MA

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Revay's Garden and Gift Shop
(860) 623-9068
266 North Rd
Broad Brook, CT
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bath & Personal Care Products, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fragrances, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Orn…

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Flower Power Farm, Inc
(860) 752-6515
126 S. Main St
East Windsor, CT
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Harken's Garden Center and Landscape Supply
(860) 528-6806
287 South Main Street Route 5
East Windsor, CT
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Annuals, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Trees

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Sixteen Acres Garden Center
(413) 783-5883
1359 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Boulders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Greens, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Collecta…

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Terra Gardens
(860) 871-9477
400 Talcottville Rd
Vernon, CT
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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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