Bat Houses Watertown WI

Local resource for bat houses in Watertown, WI. 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.

Ebert's Greenhouse Village
(920) 261-5645
W1795 Fox Rd
Ixonia, WI
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Lake Mills Nursery Inc
(920) 648-2034
W7628 Conservation Rd
Lake Mills, WI

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Aztalan Fields Specialty garden center and flower farm
(920) 699-8449
W6076 Highway B
Jefferson, WI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fall Decorations, Ferns, Flower Boxes / Window Boxes, Flowers, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening …

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Blodgett Garden Center
(920) 563-7361
1222 Janesville Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI
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Annuals, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Consulting, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Sand, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Stone/Gravel, Topsoil, Trees, Water Garden Companies, Water Garden Supplies, Wildflower Seed, Wildlife

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Milaeger's
(262) 886-2117
8717 Durand Ave
Sturtevant, WI
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Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Products, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, D…

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Smith's Greenhouse
(920) 674-2281
N4716 Hwy G
Lake Mills, WI
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Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center
(262) 567-1777
N68 W37850 Cnty Hwy K
Oconomowoc, WI
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arborist Services, Bulbs, Chemicals, Cocoa-shell Mulch, Colored Mulch, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Equipment - New, Fertilizers, Florist, Flower Seed, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, Hardwood Mulch, Herbicides, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Industry Supplies & Services, Insecticide, Int…

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Black's Flower Shop
(262) 673-3860
566 Pine St
Hartford, WI
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Herbs & Perennials
(920) 474-4769
W1331 Harding Rd
Rubicon, WI

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Festival Foods -eau Claire
(715) 838-1000
3007 Mall Dr
Eau Claire, WI
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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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