Bat Houses Olmsted Falls OH

Local resource for bat houses in Olmsted Falls, OH. 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.

Uncle John's Plant Farm
(440) 235-3252
8579 Columbia Rd.
Columbia Falls, OH
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Waldo's Nursery
(440) 777-0644
23460 Lorain Rd
North Olmsted, OH
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Garden Village Nursery
(440) 327-6007
33911 Center Ridge Rd
North Ridgeville, OH
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Remodeling Services, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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J & K Landscaping Design, Inc.
(440) 236-3323
17066 Station Road
Columbia Station , OH
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Groundcovers, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Plant Crafters, Inc.
(440) 892-0868
26185 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Zergott Landscaping & Garden Center
(440) 777-3810
29857 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH
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Annuals, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Services, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Mulch Installation, Patio, Wall, Walkway & Deck Builders, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Pond Construction, Pond …

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R B Minute Greenhouse
(440) 327-5851
33881 Center Ridge Rd
North Ridgeville, OH
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Morton's Landscape Development Company
(440) 236-3550
11564 North Station Road
Columbia Station, OH
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Groundcovers, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Don Moulds Plantation
(440) 327-3407
34837 Lorain Road
North Ridgeville, OH
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Canterbury Creek Gardens
(440) 899-2740
26273 Detroit Rd.
Westlake, OH
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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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