Bat Houses Wayne PA

Local resource for bat houses in Wayne, PA. 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.

Mostardi Nursery
(610) 356-8035
4033 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fruits, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gift Baskets, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Herbs, Holiday Items, Home Decor, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Irrigation Supplies, Liquid Fertilizer, Mulch, Orchids, Organic Fertilizers, Organic Gardening, Ornamental Grasses, Palms …

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C. M. Jones
(610) 687-4555
Paoli, PA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Albrecht's Hardware & Garden
(610) 668-4000
650 Montgomery Ave.
Narberth, PA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Main Line Gardens
(610) 644-2300
376 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fertilizers, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorative, Fungicides, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Orna…

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Dresher Farm Market
(215) 643-9933
2021 Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA
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Annuals

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Norview Farm Greenhouse
(610) 265-7820
670 North Henderson Road
King Of Prussia, PA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Blue Tree Garden Center
(610) 277-1550
220 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA
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Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Products, Bird Baths, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Educational Books & Tapes, Fertilizers, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Gazing Globes & Stands, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Gloves, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Home Decor, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Pe…

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Norview Oaks
(610) 933-3340
730 Hollow Road
Oaks, PA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Jeanne Weber Landscape + Garden Design
(610) 563-3801
1119 Rapps Dam Road
Phoenixville, PA

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Collegeville Redner's Market(the Market Place)
(610) 454-9509
Route 29 & Second Avenue
Collegeville, PA
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Vegetables

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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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