Bat Houses Montrose CO

Local resource for bat houses in Montrose, CO. 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.

Park Avenue True Value
(303) 249-4850
601 E Main St
Montrose, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Camelot Gardens, Inc.
(970) 249-6109
16612 S Townsend Avenue
Montrose, CO
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Address Signs, Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Cookbooks, Craft Materials & Supplies…

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Fox's Lawn & Garden Supplies
(719) 542-1872
329 S Santa Fe Ave
Pueblo, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Little Valley Nurseries, Inc.
(303) 659-6708
13022 E 136th Ave
Brighton, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Cimarron Garden Center And Nursery
(303) 833-2995
10916 Cimarron St
Firestone, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Mountain Springs Nursery
(970) 626-3293
209 Spud Hill Rd
Montrose, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Highridge Ranch & Growers
(303) 646-3307
33443 C.r. 21
Elizabeth, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Native Plantings
(303) 467-2766
7870 Everett Way
Arvada, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Country Fair WestWoods
(303) 209-4394
17201 W 64th Ave
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Consulting Services, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Equipment, Nursery, Ero…

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Native Seeders
(970) 686-5121
6324 Lcri
Windsor, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, 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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