Bat Houses Westerly RI

Local resource for bat houses in Westerly, RI. 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.

Broadview Landscaping & Garden
(401) 322-0390
5 Langworthy Rd
Westerly, RI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations

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Pleasant Acres Nursery
(401) 596-1785
130 Franklin St
Westerly, RI

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Flemmings Seed Co
(860) 535-3181
786 Route 1
Stonington, CT
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Annuals, Vegetables

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Clark Farms Garden Center
(401) 783-8844
711 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Fall Decorations, Fertilizers, Florist, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorative, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accen…

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Whiteford Greenhouse
(860) 887-8482
99 Route 2a
Preston, CT

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Smith's Greenhouse
(401) 294-2044
136 Beach Street
Westerly, RI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Pequot Plant Farm
(860) 535-1785
591 Wheeler Road
Stonington, CT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Holdridge Farm Nursery Home & Garden Showplace
(860) 464-8400
749 Route 117, Ledyard Center
Ledyard, CT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Cards & Envelopes, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Fencing / Gates, Ferns, Fertilizers, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers - Permanent, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Fungicides, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Ga…

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The Farmers Daughter
(401) 792-1340
716 Mooresfield Road
South Kingstown, RI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Ferns, Florist, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Herbs, Native Plant Nurseries, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Pottery, Roping / Garland, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Topiary / Spirals / Pom Poms / Poodles, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decoratio…

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Hart's Greenhouse & Florist, LLC
(860) 546-6541
43 Clinton Avenue
Norwich, CT
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Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Baskets & Wicker Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Cut Flowers, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fertilizers, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Florist, Flow…

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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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