Bat Houses Lenoir City TN

Local resource for bat houses in Lenoir City, 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.

Ace Hardware Of Dixie Lee Junction, Inc.
(865) 988-5285
19670 Hwy 11 East
Lenoir City, TN
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Vegetables

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Glendale Gardens
(865) 995-2025
1621 Bob Young Lane
Lenoir City, TN
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Annuals

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Willow Ridge Garden Center
(865) 481-3825
97 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN
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Annuals, Aquatics, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Trees

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Ridge Greenhouse And Florist
(865) 482-1465
148 Louisiana Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs

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Ellenburg Nursery
(865) 769-5677
722 Vanosdale Road
Knoxville, TN
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Annuals, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Meadow View Greenhouse & Garden Center
(865) 986-7229
9885 Highway 11 E
Lenoir City, TN
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Colored Mulch, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Container Plants, Containers, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Ferns, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Indoor / Outdoor Rugs, Landscape Des…

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Pool Spa & More Inc
(865) 856-6800
7409 Hwy 411 S
Greenback, TN
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Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Out of Eden Garden Center
(865) 984-8500
2928 US Highway 411 South
Maryville, 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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Molly's Flower Pot
(865) 425-0604
856 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN

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Creekside Nurseries, Inc.
(865) 692-0052
8718 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Wildflower Seed

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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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