Bat Houses Lewiston ME

Local resource for bat houses in Lewiston, ME. 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.

Gammon Landscape Nursery Inc
(207) 783-6986
2810 Turner Rd
Auburn, ME
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Hummingbird Farm
(207) 224-8220
202 Bean Street
Turner, ME
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Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Audica of Maine
(207) 449-6899
404 Lewiston Rd
Topsham, ME

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Smedberg's Crystal Spring Farm
(207) 743-6723
1413 Main St
Oxford, ME

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Gingerbread Farm Perennials
(207) 685-4050
383 Old Winthrop Road
Wayne, ME
 
Mid Coast Growers
(207) 666-5821
1335 Main Street
Bowdoin, ME
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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People, Places & Plants Gardening Magazine
(207) 829-4783
60 Pineland Drive, Building 3 suite 207
New Gloucester, ME
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Business Services, Garden Center Media, Greenhouse Media, Horticulture Media, Landscape Media, Media & Publications, Nursery Media, Public Relations, Water Gardens Media

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Skillin's Greenhouses
(800) 339-8111
422 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Cutting Tools, Display Structures, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipment - New, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fiber Containers, Fl…

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Plainview Farm
(207) 829-5004
529 Mountfort Rd.
North Yarmouth, ME
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Crop Protection, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Organic F…

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Youngs Greenhouse
(207) 743-9427
643 High St
South Paris, ME
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Vegetables

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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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