Bat Houses Pinson AL

Local resource for bat houses in Pinson, AL. 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.

Classic Gardens & Landscape
(205) 854-4005
1855 Carson Rd
Birmingham, AL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Lawn Care Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Andy's Creekside Nursery
(205) 824-0233
3351 Morgan Dr
Birmingham, AL
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Water Garden Companies, Water Garden Design, Water Garden Supplies, Water Gardening Contractors

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Down To Earth
(205) 631-3525
2865 Mount Olive Rd
Mount Olive, AL

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Brewer's Plant Farm
(256) 927-2837
3990 County Road 63
Centre, AL

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Barton's Nursery & Gifts
(205) 345-5544
251 Rice Mine Road NE
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Door Mats / Boot Scrapers, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Photo Frames, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Tre…

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Warren Family Garden Center & Nursery
(205) 853-4769
2449 Old Springville Rd
Center Point, AL
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Annuals, Vegetables

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Oak Street Garden Shop
(205) 870-7542
115 Oak Street
Birmingham, AL
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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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Triple J Nursery
(205) 647-2552
11080 State Highway 160
Hayden, AL

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Gene Morace
(251) 965-9900
PO Box 123
Magnolia Springs, AL
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Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Beshears Greenhouse
(256) 229-5119
6723 County Road 71
Lexington, AL
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Wildflower Seed

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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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