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Garden-Bats- Attracting Bats to Your Garden

Updated on December 30, 2011

Attracting Bats To Your Garden

Why would any homeowner want to attract bats to their yard? Well you might be surprised

to learn that bats are very good to have around your yard and your garden.Here are just a

few good reasons to attract bats to your yard.

Bats can eat as many as 3,000 - 7,000 flying insects in a single night,that is amazing! This

makes bats a remarkable chemical-free insecticide.

Bats begin feeding at night-a time when mosquitoes are most active.Bats can be more efficient

than purple martins at eating mosquitoes.

Bats are not interested in people and they do not get in people's hair in fact bats are very shy.

Bats will not attack other animals or humans,but they will bite if handled.

Bat houses have been built in Europe for centuries to attract them for their natural insect-control abilities.

You should place your bat house away from your house in a southwestern exposure to maximize

the heating effects of the sun. Paint your bat house black or brown to absorb more heat. Bats are highly

temperature -dependent.This is why they like attics. The entrance slot of your bat house should be 12-15

feet off the ground. Most bat house designs are long,which allows the bats to move up and down inside,so

they can take advantage of any temperature variations.

Just think of sitting in your yard without having mosquitoes biting at you. You will get much more enjoyment

while barbequeing or entertaing outdoors.

You may also like to start a garden to attract some birds and butterflies.Having a garden adds much

beauty and life to your world.


Submit a Comment

  • IN2Deep profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago

    Well,Mrs.J.B-at least your wash will be bug free-that is a good thing! My wash would freeze outside-still alot of snow--lol-send some sunshine to NJ-:)

  • Mrs. J. B. profile image

    Mrs. J. B. 

    7 years ago from Southern California

    Great information. Now when I see the bats flying over the wash, I will know that it is a good thing.

  • IN2Deep profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago

    I use to feel the same way-but they usually just fly around once it gets dark -so They don't really get in my way-Here in NJ mosquitoes don't just bite they suck-so the less of them the better-lol

  • breakfastpop profile image


    7 years ago

    Intellectually, I realize that bats are our friends but I just wouldn't want them hanging around my garden.


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