Bat Houses Mukwonago WI

Local resource for bat houses in Mukwonago, WI. 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.

The Garden Mart
(262) 363-5252
W297 S9115 State Road 83
Mukwonago, WI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Brick, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fencing / Gates, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decor…

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Yerke Frog Alley Greenhouses & Garden Center
(262) 363-8911
S79W28995 Frog Alley Rd
Mukwonago, WI
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Container Gardening, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Gift Certificates, Greenhouse Growers, Herbs, Organic Gardening, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Vegetables

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Parkside Nursery
(414) 422-1782
S69w14105 Tess Corners Dr
Muskego, WI

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Prospect Hill Garden Center
(262) 679-2207
19305 W National Ave
New Berlin, WI
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Annuals, Aquatics, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Burlington Garden Center
(262) 763-2153
5205 Mormon Rd
Burlington, WI
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Heritage Flower Farm Llc
(262) 662-3864
33725 County Road L
Mukwonago, WI

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Paul's Petal Pushers
(262) 895-4636
28058 North Lake Drive
Waterford, WI
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Greenhouse Growers, Plants

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Piala's Nursery & Garden Shop, Inc.
(262) 547-2677
S39 W27833 Genesee Rd.
Waukesha, WI
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Annuals, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Grading Services, Grass Seed, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Herbicides, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Lands…

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Soft Surfaces
(262) 742-3980
W1250 Highway 59
Palmyra, WI

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Sunnyslope Gardens
(262) 796-2936
4240 S Sunnyslope Rd
New Berlin, WI
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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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