Bat Houses Northbrook IL

Local resource for bat houses in Northbrook, IL. 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.

Didier Farms
(847) 634-3291
16678 W Aptakisic Road
Lincolnshire, IL
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fall Decorations, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Halloween Decorations, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Nursery Supplie…

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Rolling Hills Nursery
(847) 634-3200
22149 North Pet Lane
Prairie View, IL
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Charles J. Fiore Nursery Company
(847) 913-1414
16606 W. Highway 22
Prairie View, IL
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Moore Landscapes, Inc.
(847) 564-9393
1869 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
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Pasquesi Home & Gardens
(847) 234-6776
1045 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, IL
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The Branch Inc.
(847) 831-9580
300 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park, IL
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Sunshine Systems
(866) 576-5868
250 Parkway Drive Suite 150
Lincolnshire, IL

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Hibbard Road Gardens
(847) 275-2162
1919 Glendale Ave
Northbrook, IL

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Red's Garden Center & Fireplace Logs, Inc.
(847) 272-1209
3460 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL
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Chicago Botanic Garden
(847) 835-5440
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
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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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