Bat Houses Gardnerville NV

Local resource for bat houses in Gardnerville, NV. 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.

Nel's Tahoe Hardware
(530) 544-4126
1050 Fremont Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Moana Nursery
(775) 825-0602
1100 W. Moana Lane
Reno, NV
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Annuals, Aquatics, Conifers / Evergreens, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Dry Creek Garden Company
(775) 851-0353
7250 South Virginia
Reno, NV
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Annuals, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Kimberly Nurseries & Gift Shp
(702) 738-8011
2223 5th St
Elko, NV
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Evergreen Gene's, Inc.
(775) 530-0946
1811 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV
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Annuals

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Grass Valley Nursery
(530) 541-8877
828 Eloise Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Colorscapes Greenhouse
(775) 753-5000
194 Two Bottle Bar
Spring Creek, NV
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Gloves, Gardening Supplies, Gloves, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hoses / Watering Devices, Houseplants, Irrigation Supplies, Landsca…

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Piaute Valley Hardware
(702) 298-1996
1900 Cougar Dr
Laughlin, NV
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Pickapot
(775) 826-7346
4985 Spring Drive
Reno, NV
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Ocean Front Landscape Inc
(702) 431-5666
3125 S Hollywood Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
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Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services

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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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