Bat Houses London KY

Local resource for bat houses in London, KY. 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.

Laurel Landscaping
(606) 528-3186
2200 Level Green Rd
Corbin, KY
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Rosa's Garden Outlet
(606) 663-1915
100 Cardinal Lane
Mt. Sterling, KY
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Garden Gate Greenhouse
(606) 475-9960
13806 North State Highway 7
Grayson, KY
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Annuals, Greenhouse Growers, Perennials, Plants

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Frank Otte Nursery & Garden Center
(502) 935-3900
5203 Elzie Ln
Louisville, KY
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Ellis Greenhouses
(502) 863-0391
3968 Ironworks Rd.
Georgetown, KY
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Annuals, Greenhouse Growers, Irrigation Supplies, Portable Irrigation Systems

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Pine View Farm
(606) 598-5326
174 Highway 1524
Manchester, KY

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The Country Barn
(270) 885-4843
112 Britmart Rd
Elkton, KY

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Swan Floral & Gift Shop
(859) 342-7575
4311 Dixie Hwy
Elsmere, KY

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Kentucky Rain Greenhouse And Nursery
(606) 356-3954
1883 Dry Creek Rd
Clearfield, KY
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Annuals

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Hunter's Greenhouse
(502) 484-2512
3770 Hyw 127 N
Owenton, KY
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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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