Bat Houses Lebanon OR

Local resource for bat houses in Lebanon, OR. 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.

Green Thumb Garden Center
(541) 451-5464
5795 S. Santiam Hwy
Lebanon, OR
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Peoria Gardens Inc
(541) 753-8519
32332 Peoria Rd Sw
Albany, OR

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Orson's Greenhouses Inc.
(541) 926-3774
31820 N Lake Creek Drive
Tangent , OR
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Fresh to You Produce & Garden Center
(503) 769-9682
41639 Stayton Scio Rd SE
Stayton, OR
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Gourmet Foods, Groundcovers, Hanging Baskets / Planters, Herbs, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Jams, Jellies, Dips & Sauces, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pick Your Own Farms, Plants, Potting Soil, Produce, Roses, See…

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Jefferson Nursery
(541) 327-2011
3193 Jefferson Marion Rd Se
Jefferson, OR

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Thomas Creek Nursery
(503) 394-3478
38400 Robinson Dr
Scio, OR

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C R Flowers
(541) 928-6391
1350 Nw Springhill Dr
Albany, OR

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Hart's Nursery Of Jefferson
(541) 327-3366
4049 Jefferson/scio Road
Jefferson, OR

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Dan Thorpe's Sticks & Stones
(541) 451-2171
1314 S Airport Rd
Lebanon, OR

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Frey's Dahlias
(503) 743-3910
12054 Brick Rd SE
Turner, OR

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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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