Bat Houses Kingsport TN

Local resource for bat houses in Kingsport, TN. 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.

Evergreen Nursery
(888) 245-GROW
1413 Riverport Rd
Kingsport, TN
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, B & B Plants, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Decorative Planters & Urns, Ferns, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Florist, Flowers - Fresh, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorative, Fresh Plants, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Cen…

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Evergreen of Johnson City
(423) 282-3431
511 Princeton Rd.
Johnson City, TN
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Big Dogg Lawn Service
(423) 239-4676
341 Woodcrest Dr
Kingsport, TN

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Greenhollow Greenhouses
(423) 768-2843
292 Green Hollow Rd
Butler, TN

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River Bend Nursery
(615) 790-7900
2850 E Thompson Station Road
Thompson Station, TN
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Conifers / Evergreens, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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F J Torbett Plant Farm
(423) 538-8492
753 Edgefield Rd
Piney Flats, TN

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Olde Towne Garden Center
(423) 753-2401
1956 Hwy 11 - E
Jonesborough, TN
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Perennials, Plants

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Ace Hardware Of Ooltewah, Inc.
(423) 238-6061
9231 Lee Hwy.
Ooltewah, TN
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Vegetables

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West Main Garden Center
(615) 444-8733
2515 Lebanon Rd
Lebanon, TN
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Tommy's Garden Center
(615) 325-2140
305 North Broadway PO Box 161
Portland, TN
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Annuals, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Trees

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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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