Bat Houses Englewood CO

Local resource for bat houses in Englewood, CO. 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.

Paisan
(303) 517-0090
3580 S Downing St
Englewood, CO

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Highlands Garden Center & Nursery
(303) 770-8084
8080 S Holly St
Centennial, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Gloves, Gardening Supplies, Gloves, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Pond Additives, Pond Filters, Pond Kits, Pond Lighting, Pond Liners, Pumps, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Specialty Supplies, Trees, Vines, Water Garden Companies, Water Garden Supplies, Wildflower Seed

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Great Western Weed
(877) 334-7555
8125 S York Ct
Centennial, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Groundcovers Greenhouse & Nursery
(303) 758-8957
4301 E Iliff Ave
Denver, CO
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic Gardening, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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A Greenspace
(303) 753-9101
2506 S Krameria St
Denver, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Bonsai Nursery, Inc.
(303) 761-3066
3750 S Federal Blvd
Englewood, CO
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Garden Patch
(303) 778-0488
2101 S Washington St
Denver, CO
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Annuals, Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Wilmore Nurseries Garden Center & Greenhouse
(303) 795-5339
711 E County Line Rd
Littleton, CO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Supplies,…

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Country Fair Garden Center
(303) 757-4949
2190 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Consulting Services, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Equipment, Nursery, Ero…

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Windsor Garden Gc
(303) 364-7485
595 S Clinton St
Denver, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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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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