Bat Houses Wichita KS

Local resource for bat houses in Wichita, KS. 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.

Dutch's Greenhouse
(316) 524-6666
5043 S Seneca St
Wichita, KS
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables

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Helten Gardens
(316) 531-2602
32300 W 21st Street N
Garden Plain, KS
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Cypress Mulch, Edging / Border, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Grass Seed, Hardscape Supplies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Design, Landscape Supplies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Stone/Gravel, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & D…

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Blackburn Nursery & Lawn Service
(785) 272-2707
4100 SW 40th St.
Topeka, KS
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arborist Services, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cypress Mulch, Decorative Planters & Urns, Edging / Border, Equipment - New, Fertilizers, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening …

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Elk Creek Gardens
(785) 565-3692
321 S. Borton
Clyde, KS
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Jackson's Greenhouse & Garden
(785) 232-3416
1933 NW Lower Silver Lake Rd
Topeka, KS
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables

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Little River Greenhouse
(316) 831-0226
818 W 53rd St N
Wichita, KS

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Westside Market
(785) 776-8111
521 Richards Drive
Manhattan, KS
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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The Flower Farm
(913) 856-8517
20335 S Moonlight Road
Gardner, KS
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Annuals

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Eastside Market
(785) 776-9331
219 E Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Cut Flowers, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Baskets, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Gourmet Foods, Groundcovers, Herbs, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Produce, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Wildflower Seed

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Hesston Plant Company
(620) 327-4045
512 West Lincoln
Hesston, KS

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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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