Bat Houses Twin Falls ID

Local resource for bat houses in Twin Falls, ID. 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.

Kimberly Nurseries
(208) 733-2717
2862 Addison Ave East
Twin Falls, ID
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Fisher's Greenhouse & Gifts
(208) 326-5901
3900 N 2152 E
Filer, ID
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Country Greenhouse
(208) 543-6166
4160 North 950 East
Buhl, ID
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Lawnscapes Landscape Center
(208) 733-9446
1300 Addison Ave W
Twin Falls, ID

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Green Thumb Garden Center
(208) 436-4087
202 N 500 E
Rupert, ID
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Lawnscapes Landscape Center
(208) 733-9446
1300 Addison Ave W
Twin Falls, ID

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Moss Greenhouses Inc
(208) 324-1000
269 S 300 E
Jerome, ID

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Edward's Floral
(208) 852-0224
74 E 4th S
Preston, ID

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Pinehurst Nursery & Floral
(208) 237-6522
4101 Poleline Road
Pocatello, ID
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Town & Country Gardens Inc
(208) 522-5247
5800 S. Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls, ID
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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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