Bat Houses Raleigh NC

Local resource for bat houses in Raleigh, NC. 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.

Two Drips LLC
(919) 616-2731
8601 Colville Ct.
Raleigh, NC

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Wilde Acres
(609) 922-9137
516 Heather Dr
Raleigh, NC

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Campbell Road Nursery
(919) 851-5108
2804 Campbell Road
Raleigh, NC
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
(919) 828-5337
707 Semart Drive
Raleigh, NC
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Animal / Insect Traps, Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arborist Services, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Baskets & Wicker Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Beneficial Insects, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Bonsai, Boots / Clogs, Bows, Brass / Copper Containers, Bulbs, Business Services, Carts/Dollies, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christm…

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Garden Supply Company
(919) 460-7747
1421 Old Apex Road
Cary, NC
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Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Business Services, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Concrete Furniture, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Ferns,…

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Worthington Nursery
(919) 854-9892
2500 Campbell Rd
Raleigh, NC

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Fairview Greenhouses & Garden Center
(919) 851-6821
8224 Holly Springs Rd
Raleigh, NC
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Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Feeders, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fencing / Gates, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Gazebos / Pavi…

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Wilde Oaks Nursery
(919) 772-3451
9425 Ten Ten Rd
Raleigh, NC

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Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden Center
(919) 878-8877
5217 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bat Houses, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Colored Mulch, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Control Release Fertilizers, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipme…

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Wall's Creek Nursery, Inc.
(919) 779-2438
4525 Benson Highway
Garner, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants, Shrubs

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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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