Bat Houses Hazelwood MO

Local resource for bat houses in Hazelwood, 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.

Teson Farms
(314) 895-4964
1620 Teson Rd
Hazelwood, MO

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Al's Greenhouse
(314) 739-2476
3436 Fee Fee Rd
Bridgeton, MO

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Beckmann Bros. Nursery & Garden Center
(314) 993-0094
9141 Olive Blvd
St Louis, MO
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Address Signs, Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Bulbs, Business Services, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Door Mats / Boo…

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Lucky Girl Farm Greenhouses
(314) 878-3008
1915 Creve Coeur Mill Rd
Saint Louis, MO

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Bowood Farms
(314) 454-6868
4605 Olive St.
Saint Louis, MO
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Annuals, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Ritter Greenhouse Inc
(314) 739-3638
13115 Prouhet Farm Rd
Bridgeton, MO

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Jaeger Greenhouses
(314) 739-1507
2369 Creve Coeur Mill Road
Maryland Heights, MO
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Fruits, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Parkview Gardens
(636) 724-1925
1925 W Randolph St
Saint Charles, MO

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Garden Heights Nursery, Inc.
(314) 645-7333
1605 S Big Bend Boulevard
Richmond Heights, MO
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Algaecide / Mossicide, Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Container / Barrel Water Garden Kits, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fall Decorations, Ferns, …

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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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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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