Bat Houses Grand Junction CO

Local resource for bat houses in Grand Junction, 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.

Grand Junction Nursery
(970) 242-5528
2862 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO
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Valley Grown Nursery
(970) 245-2634
680 24 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Organic Fertilizers, Organic Gardening, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Peach Tree True Value
(303) 245-1736
2963 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Orchard Mesa Tru Value Hdwe.
(303) 241-1617
2686 Highway 50
Grand Junction, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Chelsea Nursery
(970) 434-8434
3347 G Rd.
Clifton, CO
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Flower Seed, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Native Plant Nurseries, Plants, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Bookcliff Gardens Nursery & Landscape
(970) 242-7766
755 26TH Rd
Grand Junction, CO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bamboo Stakes / Fencing / Mats, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Fiber Containers, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Cen…

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Mt Garfield Greenhouse
(970) 434-2788
3162 F Rd
Grand Junction, CO
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Fulvic Bloom
(970) 778-0569
717 Willow Creek Rd.
Grand Junction, CO

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Meadowlark Garden
(970) 241-6003
2259 Broadway
Grand Junction, CO
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Orchard Mesa Greenhouse Inc
(970) 434-4119
3281 C Rd
Palisade, CO

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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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