Bat Houses Flowery Branch GA

Local resource for bat houses in Flowery Branch, 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.

Premier Growers, Inc
(770) 932-5234
3485 S Puckett Rd
Buford, GA

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Boost of Nature, LLC
(678) 379-3372
920 Hampreston Court
Cumming, GA

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Bloomin Designs Nursery
(678) 376-7987
558 Auburn Road
Auburn, GA
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Bulbs, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Quail Hollow Nurseries, Inc.
(770) 339-0854
3410 Bailey Road
Dacula, GA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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A1-Heritage Landscape Supply
(770) 781-9949
3615 Canton Hwy
Cumming, GA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscape Contractors, Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Outdoor Environments, Inc
(706) 658-2783
68 Zion Church Road
Braselton, GA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Garden Wright Nurseries Inc
(770) 887-4070
1910 Melodie Lane
Cumming, GA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Preserved Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Specialty Supplies, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vines, Wreath Material, Wreaths & Topiaries - Dried

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Campbell Gardens
(770) 887-0427
3685 Pollys Blf
Cumming, GA

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Mobley Plant Farm, Inc.
(770) 513-3105
1255 Ewing Chapel Road
Dacula, GA
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Plants

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Marciante Landscapes
(770) 712-6727
3286 Big Coles Way
Lawrenceville, 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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