Bat Houses Leawood KS

Local resource for bat houses in Leawood, KS. 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.

Family Tree Nursery
(913) 642-6503
8424 Farley St
Overland Park, KS
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Soil Service Garden Center
(816) 444-3403
7125 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO
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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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Heartland Nursery and Garden Center
(816) 763-7371
10300 View High Dr
Kansas City, MO
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Anti-Transparent, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Fungicides, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseri…

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Johnson Ag Inc
(816) 331-1006
17701 South Holmes Rd
Belton, MO

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Nick's Greenleaf Gardens
(816) 322-1614
13315 E 147th St
Kansas City, MO

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Angelo's Nursery
(816) 444-7661
436 W 85th St
Kansas City, MO
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Bannister Garden Center
(816) 763-4664
10001 E Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Family Tree Nursery
(913) 631-6121
7036 Nieman Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS
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Annuals, Arborist Services, 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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Longview Gardens Inc
(816) 765-5664
11801 E Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Fragrances, Furniture / Structur…

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Emfluence, Llc
(816) 472-5643
106 W 11th St
Kansas City, FL
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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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