Bat Houses Rutland VT

Local resource for bat houses in Rutland, VT. 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.

Pratico's Landscaping
(802) 775-4382
230 North Main Street
Rutland, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Agway
(802) 773-2422
70 Park St
Rutland, VT

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P J Bushey Landscaping
(802) 259-2542
273 Rt 103
East Wallingford, VT
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Plants

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Claussen's Florist & Greenhouse
(802) 878-2361
187 Main St
Colchester, VT

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Skyline Nursery & Garden Center
(802) 885-4090
1541 Skitchewaug Trl
Springfield, VT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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P J Bushey Landscaping
(802) 259-2542
273 Rt 103
East Wallingford, VT
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Plants

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Smallwood Nurseries
(802) 476-3254
677 VT Route 14
Williamstown, VT
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Annuals, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Brattleboro Agway
(802) 254-8755
1277 Putney Road
Brattleboro, VT
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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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North Country Organics
(802) 222-4277
PO Box 372
Bradford, VT

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Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market
(802) 879-5226
1168 Old Stage Road
Williston, VT
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Perennials, 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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