Bat Houses Norcross GA

Local resource for bat houses in Norcross, GA. 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.

Home & Garden Design
(770) 938-6688
Atlanta, GA

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Ashe-Simpson Garden Center
(770) 458-3224
4961 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Atlanta, GA
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Bentley Gardens
(678) 779-9709
4579 Dellrose Drive
Dunwoody, GA
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Outdoor Environment
(770) 962-0606
2265 Ga Hwy 20
Grayson, GA
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Randy's Perennials & Watergardens, Inc
(770) 822-0676
523 W. Crogan St. Hwy 29
Lawrenceville, GA
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Organic Fertilizer Solutions, LLC
(678) 805-8521
2448 Shamrock Way
Lawrenceville, GA

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Workbench Ace Hardware
(770) 394-6938
1316 Dunwoody Village Parkway
Atlanta, GA
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Hastings Nature & Garden Center
(404) 869-7447
3920 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA
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Southeast Agronomy, Inc
(404) 825-6861
P.O. Box 422294
Atlanta, GA

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Habersham Gardens Inc
(404) 873-2484
2067 Manchester Street
Atlanta, GA
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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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