Bat Houses Millsboro DE

Local resource for bat houses in Millsboro, DE. 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.

RSC Landscaping LTD
(302) 945-5853
30366 Cordrey Road
Millsboro, DE
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Baywood Greens
(302) 947-9836
Route 6-Box 87B
Millsboro, DE
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Tomato Sunshine
(302) 226-9533
4590 Hwy 1 Suite 118
Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Cedar Swamp Farm & Greenhouses
(410) 352-5370
9211 Morris Rd
Bishopville, MD
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Village Green Landscape. & Garden Center.
(410) 213-7673
12630 Ocean Gtwy
Ocean City, MD
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East Coast Perennials
(302) 945-5853
70 Creek Drive
Millsboro, DE
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Rommel's Ace Home Center
(302) 436-5300
Rt. 113 & Mason Dixon Shopping Center
Selbyville, DE
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Appliances, Kitchen / Bath, Vegetables

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Tomato Sunshine Garden Center
(302) 745-5812
4312 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE

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Bunting's Landscaping & Nursery
(410) 352-3371
10337 Bunting Road
Bishopville, MD
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Rommel's Ace Hardware
(410) 524-2300
6807 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD
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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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