Bat Houses Lynn Haven FL

Local resource for bat houses in Lynn Haven, FL. 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 Home & Garden Center
(850) 522-0314
3911 East 15th Street
Panama City, FL

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Murdock Stones Etc.
(941) 629-6665
590 Prineville St
Port Charlotte, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscaping Services, Mulch

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Munros Landscaping & Water Gardens Inc
(352) 621-1944
7039 W Grover Cleveland Blvd
Homosassa, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services

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Fun Kids
(305) 471-7776
7680 Nw 63Rd St
Miami, FL
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Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Green Thumb Landscape & Irrgtn
(813) 884-3797
6913 Sheldon Rd
Tampa, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Sprinklers

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Gulf Coast Hydroseed
(850) 872-1522
3307 Kings Rd
Panama City, FL
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Hydroseeding
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1/3 the cost of sod

Florida State Tree Farm
(727) 364-6688
17128 U S 19
Hudson, FL

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Broward Gardens
(954) 421-0108
5461 Johnson Road
COCONUT CREEK, FL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Plants

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True Value Hardware
(305) 477-3339
1601 N.w. 93 Avenue
Miami, FL

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R & K Farms
(352) 787-2488
2219 Us Highway 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL
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Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services

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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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