Bat Houses Stratford CT

Local resource for bat houses in Stratford, CT. 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.

Treeland Home & Garden Showplace
(203) 372-3511
1000 Huntington Tpke
Bridgeport, CT
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Annuals, Arborist Services, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Horticulture Companies, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Supplies, Lawn Care Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Weed Barriers / Root Barriers

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Jane Tramposch
(203) 268-9745
630 Moose Hill Rd
Monroe, CT

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Soundview Landscape Supply
(203) 931-1230
50 Industry Dr.
West Haven, CT
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Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Supplies, Perennials, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Shrubs, Trees

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Daybreak Nurseries Inc
(203) 227-5030
500 Main Street
Westport, CT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Liner / Plug / Starter Plants, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Stew Leonard's
(203) 847-7214
100 Westport Ave.
Norwalk, CT
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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, Vegetables, Vines

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Milford Whole Foods Market
(203) 874-0883
1686 Boston Post Road
Milford, CT
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Vegetables

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Benedict's Home & Garden
(203) 268-2537
480 Purdy Hill Rd PO Box 4
Monroe, CT
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Equipment - New, Fall Decorations, Fencing / Gates, Fertilizers, Firewood, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Fungicides, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Garde…

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Westport Whole Foods Market
(203) 227-6858
399 Post Road West
Westport, CT
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Vegetables

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Ace Begonia
(203) 393-1129
231 Seymour Rd
Woodbridge, CT
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Annuals

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Young's Nurseries, Inc.
(800) 762-7785
211 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Groundcovers, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Industry Supplies & Services, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Contractors, Land…

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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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