Bat Houses New Castle DE

Local resource for bat houses in New Castle, 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.

Leon's Garden World
(302) 325-2440
137 S Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Pavers, Perennials, Permanent Plants, Plants, Potted Flowering Plants, Ready-made Arrangements - Permanent, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Always The Garden
(302) 798-6030
1215 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, Trees, Vines, Wat…

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Countryside Nursery & Garden Center
(302) 832-1320
1604 Pulaski Hwy
Newark, DE
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Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Boulders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Fertilizers, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Lawn Care Services, Mulch, Natural Stone / Flagstone, Organi…

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Hockessin Landscape Supply
(302) 239-1009
1080 Old Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE

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Floral Plant Growers Inc
(302) 378-3950
400 Hyetts Corner Rd
Middletown, DE

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Leon's Garden World Inc.
(302) 999-9055
5900 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Conifers / Evergreens, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Herbs, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Permanent Plants, Plants, Potted Flowering Plants, Ready-made Arrangements - Permanent, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Alexander's Lawn & Garden
(302) 738-0330
800 Ogletown Rd.
Newark, DE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Gateway Garden Center
(302) 239-2727
7277 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Business Services, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Fire Pits / Outdoor Fireplaces, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hand T…

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High Hope Greenhouses & Florist
(856) 299-6662
230 Pennsville Pedricktown Rd
Pedricktown, NJ
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Builders / Contractors, Florist

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The Strawberry Store, LLC
(302) 378-3633
107 Wellington Way
Middletown, DE

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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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