Bat Houses Fenton MO

Local resource for bat houses in Fenton, MO. 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.

Marshall's Nursery & Garden
(636) 343-4701
1501 San Simeon Way
Fenton, MO
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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, Vines

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Handyman Hardware
(314) 894-8800
505 Telegraph Rd.
St. Louis, MO
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Greenscape Gardens & Gifts
(314) 821-2440
2832 Barrett Station Rd
Manchester, MO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Grass Seed, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Hardwood Mulch, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, House…

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John L Tomasovic Sr Florist
(314) 821-4963
1251 Meier Ln
Des Peres, MO
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Florist, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Vines

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Rolling Ridge Nursery
(314) 962-3311
60 N Gore Ave
Webster Groves, MO
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Sunset Nursery
(314) 843-7445
12852 Maurer Industrial
Sunset Hills, MO
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Conifers / Evergreens, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Sugar Creek Gardens
(314) 965-3070
1011 North Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Boxes / Window Boxes, Fountains - Decorative, Fungicides, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Gar…

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Natural Green Lawn Care and Landscaping
(314) 503-0733
415 Parkview Place Dr.
Ellisville, MO

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Ahner's Garden & Gifts
(314) 822-2180
11697 Manchester Rd
Des Peres, MO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bonsai, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Educational Books & Tapes, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Holiday Items, Home Decor, …

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Crabapple Cove Nursery, Inc.
(314) 846-4021
6961 Telegraph Road
Saint Louis, MO
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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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