Bat Houses Gretna LA

Local resource for bat houses in Gretna, LA. 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.

Laughing Crow Oganics
(504) 610-0386
5127 Prytania st #4
New Orleans, LA

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The Plant Gallery
(504) 488-8887
9401 Airline Highway
New Orleans, LA
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Old Metairie Plant Station
(504) 219-0001
400 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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The Vintage Garden
(504) 219-0477
925 S Labarre Rd
Metairie, LA

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Home Depot
(504) 729-4400
5151 Citrus Blvd Ste A
New Orleans, LA
 
Langridge Plant Sales
(504) 656-2162
14655 Highway 23
Belle Chasse, LA

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Home Depot
(504) 940-5548
4700 Old Gentilly Rd
New Orleans, LA
 
Perino's Garden Center & Gifts
(504) 834-7888
3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Flower Boxes / Window Boxes, Fountains - Decorative, Fragrances, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Cent…

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Banting Family Nursery Inc
(504) 436-4343
3425 River Road
Bridge City, LA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Slow Release Fertilizers, Trees, Vegetables, Vines

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Laughing Buddha Nursery
(504) 887-4336
4516 Clearview Pkwy
Metairie, LA

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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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