Bat Houses Reidsville NC

Local resource for bat houses in Reidsville, 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.

Buds & Blooms Nursery Inc
(910) 656-7819
7501 Us Highway 29
Browns Summit, NC
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Rivers Edge Greenhouse
(336) 342-9363
1136 High Rock Rd
Gibsonville, NC

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Pro Earth Organics
(336) 451-9232
2618 Battleground Avenue
greensboro, NC

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Carolina Gardener Magazine
(800) 245-0142
1306 W. Wendover Avenue, Suite 100
Greensboro, NC
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Gardening Media

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Greensboro Shrub Nursery
(336) 621-6579
4514 Old Burlington Rd
Greensboro, NC
 
A & A Plants
(336) 656-7881
5392 N.C. 150 East
Browns Summit, NC
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Companies, Hand Tools, Horticulture Companies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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New Garden Gazebo
(336) 288-8893
3811 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC
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Aluminum Furniture, Annuals, Arborist Services, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planter…

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Weigel Farm
(336) 524-8775
9873 Kerr Chaple Road
Gibsonville, NC
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Builders / Contractors, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Cam Too Camellia Nursery
(336) 643-3727
805 Oakbury Ct
Greensboro, NC
 
New Garden Gazebo
(336) 288-8893
3811 Lawndale Dr
Greensboro, NC
 
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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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