Building a Bat House to Attract Bats for Better Insect Control
How to Attract Bats for Better Insect Control
Most North American bats eat insects and can gobble up over 1,000 mosquitoes per hour. That means an ordinary colony of 75 bats can devour up to 75,000 insects in just 60 minutes — talk about pest control!
Like all creatures, bats seek food, water, and shelter.
If you don’t have a natural water source nearby, install a birdbath or fountain to attract more bats to your backyard.
Plant fragrant flowers, herbs, and night-blooming plants, which will attract nocturnal insects, which, in turn, lure bats.
Build a bat house that is at least 15-ft high and placed in a sunny area.
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