Bat Houses Woodburn OR

Local resource for bat houses in Woodburn, OR. 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.

Al's Garden Center
(503) 981-1245
1220 R Pacific Hwy.
Woodburn, OR
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Carts/Dollies, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Cut Fl…

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Bauman Farms
(503) 792-3524
12989 Howell Prairie Road
Gervais, OR
 
Mckay Ffa
(503) 375-7857
2440 Lancaster Dr Ne
Salem, OR

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New Leaf Greenhouses
(503) 844-6400
3285 NW Susbauer Road
Cornelius, OR
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Annuals, Greenhouse Growers, Perennials, Plants

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Wilsonville Garden Center
(503) 682-9507
27755 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Florist, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Holiday Items, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic Fertilizers,…

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F & B Farms
(503) 932-6678
10498 Geschwill Ln Ne
Woodburn, OR

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Al's Garden Center & Greenhouses
(503) 651-2558
30851 South Deejay Way
Hubbard, OR
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Perennials, Plants

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Hayesville Nursery
(503) 393-9148
4252 Hayesville Dr Ne
Salem, OR

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Canby Farm Garden & Pet
(503) 266-2044
PO Box 1068 23300 South Hwy 99 East
Canby, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Container / Barrel Water Garden Kits, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Control Release Fertilizers, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Educational Books & Tapes, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish …

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Larsen Farm Nursery
(503) 638-8600
25935 SW Stafford Rd
Wilsonville, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Antiques, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Herbs, Holiday Items, Home Decor, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic F…

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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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