Bat Houses Hernando MS

Local resource for bat houses in Hernando, MS. 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.

Quality Landscape & Garden
(662) 895-7611
5845 Goodman Road
Olive Branch, MS
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Angel Wings Greenhouse
(901) 412-9218
6656 Highway 178
Byhalia, MS

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Good Winds Landscape and Garden Center
(901) 758-1185
2238 Sunset Rd
Germantown, TN
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fire Pits / Outdoor Fireplaces, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Houseplants, Ladders, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Pottery, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Garden Center
(662) 234-0135
2500 University Ave
Oxford, MS
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Plunkett’s Farm Supply & Greenhouse
(601) 587-4685
951 Hwy 27 South
Monticello, MS
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Baddour Nursery
(662) 562-8708
3297 Hwy 51
Senatobia, MS
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Stringer's Poplar Pointe Garden Center
(901) 754-5700
9495 Poplar Ave
Germantown, TN
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Fertilizers, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Gloves, Gardening Supplies, Gloves, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic Fertilizers, Organic Gardening, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Specialty Supplies, Trees

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Barrett's Garden Center Inc
(601) 736-0495
127 Old Highway 98 East
Columbia, MS
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Perennials, Plants

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Oktibbeha County Co-op
(662) 323-1742
201 Pollard Rd.
Starkville, MS
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Angel Wings Greenhouse
(901) 412-9218
6656 Highway 178
Byhalia, MS

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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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