Garden-Bats- Attracting Bats to Your Garden
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.