Bat Houses Wheat Ridge CO

Local resource for bat houses in Wheat Ridge, CO. 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.

Abner's Garden Center
(303) 424-0180
12280 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Echter's Garden Showplace
(303) 424-7979
5150 Garrison Street
Arvada, CO
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Aluminum Furniture, Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Birding Accessories, Bonsai, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees…

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Spano's Marshall Street Greenhouses
(303) 424-0964
5045 Marshall St
Arvada, CO

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The Green Fuse
(303) 331-3482
4857 Raleigh St
Denver, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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My Garden Center
(303) 424-1452
7190 Kipling Street
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Southwest Gardens
(303) 423-5606
4114 Harlan St
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Timberline Gardens
(303) 420-4060
11700 W 58th Ave
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bamboo Stakes / Fencing / Mats, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Display Structures, Edging / Border, Educational Books & Tapes, Equipment, Nursery, Fencing / Gates, Fertilizers, Firewood, Flower Seed, Fountains - De…

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Jensen's Flowers
(303) 237-5545
845 Wadsworth Boulevard
Lakewood, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Wright's Nursery
(303) 424-3914
11100 Ralston Rd
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Native Plantings
(303) 467-2766
7870 Everett Way
Arvada, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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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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