Bat Houses The Dalles OR

Local resource for bat houses in The Dalles, OR. 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.

Hood River Garlic
(541) 386-1220
P.O. Box 1701
Hood River, OR

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Mount Hood Gardens, Inc.
(503) 386-4119
1570 Orchard Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Johnson Brothers Greenhouses
(541) 484-1649
91444 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Cold Frames, Compost Tea, Composting, Containers, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Equipment, Nursery, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorative, Fragrances, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accents, Grass Carrier, Greenhouse Growers, Greenhouse…

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Willamette Organics LLC
(503) 585-9320
2250 Strong Rd. SE
Salem, OR

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Redwood Nursery
(541) 474-2642
1303 Redwood Ave
Grants Pass, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Organic Gardening, Organic Seed, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Pruners, Pumps, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Stationary & Personal Expression, Trees, Turf / Sod Farms, Turfgrass / Sod, Vegetables, Vines, Water Garden Companies, Water Garden Su…

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Columbia Gorge Center Nursery
(503) 386-7788
2940 Thomsen Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Vanguard Nursery
(509) 493-1549
150 Dock Grade Rd
White Salmon, WA

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Wilsonville Garden Center
(503) 682-9507
27755 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Florist, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Holiday Items, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic Fertilizers,…

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The Garden Corner
(503) 885-1934
21550 SW 108th Ave
Tualatin, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Clothing, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Gloves, Gloves, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, Trees, Vines

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Thomas Creek Nursery
(503) 394-3478
38400 Robinson Dr
Scio, OR

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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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