Bat Houses Pacific MO

Local resource for bat houses in Pacific, MO. 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.

Today's Garden Shop
(636) 742-4769
3204 West Osage Street
Pacific, MO
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Flowers Galore
(636) 451-3974
8 South Dr
Villa Ridge, MO

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Fahr Greenhouse
(636) 458-3991
18944 Saint Albans Rd
Wildwood, MO
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Annuals, Container Gardening, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetables, Vines

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Baxter Gardens Nursery
(636) 532-1033
17259 Wild Horse Creek Rd
Chesterfield, MO
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Annuals, Arborist Services, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Services, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Lawn Care Services, Lighting Services, Mulch, M…

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Greenscape Gardens & Gifts
(314) 821-2440
2832 Barrett Station Rd
Manchester, MO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Grass Seed, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Hardwood Mulch, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, House…

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Eureka Nursery & Ldsp. Co.
(636) 938-9040
1421 W. 5th
Eureka, MO
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Annuals, Plants, Shrubs

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Passiglia's Nursery & Garden Center
(636) 458-9202
1855 Highway 109
Wildwood, MO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fertilizers, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Lighting Services, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries,…

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Green Gate Farms
(636) 798-2202
1880 Schluersburg Rd
Augusta, MO

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Natural Green Lawn Care and Landscaping
(314) 503-0733
415 Parkview Place Dr.
Ellisville, MO

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Summerwinds Garden Centers
(636) 227-0095
54 Clarkson Road
Ellisville, MO
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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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