Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-14-2011, 03:39 PM   #31
Member
 
jules4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Halifax NS, Canada
Posts: 262
Share |
Default

The diy bat-house challenge


Quote:
Originally Posted by mormile View Post
We have a line of trees over a small creek that runs along the back property line all the way down the street. You can just imagine the mosquitoe problem in the summer.
The neighbors and I all decided to put up bat houses. Found this forum looking for plans.
I heard if we can find some bat poop and used it to put the scent on the bathouse it would attract them easier. Is this true? and where can I get some?
Hi mormile, sorry it took me so long to answer your questions.

Excellent idea to get all the neighbours involved in skeeter control - you should put up tree swallow nest boxes too.

I've never heard about using guano to attract bats. From what I've read there isn't really anything you can do to "lure" bats other than building a nice house and putting it in an attractive (to bats) location.

Quote:
Is there a better time of year to put them up?
Apparently bats scope out potential new roosting areas for next season in the late summer/fall, so it would be best to get it up by then if you hope to have bats roosting in it the following summer.
__________________
Email: the to-do list anyone in the world can add items too.
jules4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My house's previous owner - DIY horror stories Leah Frances General DIY Discussions 128 03-18-2014 06:41 AM
Cape Cod Style House Attic/Crawl Space Insulation Help Danielg Insulation 24 05-21-2012 08:20 AM
replumbing an old house simonfrog Plumbing 7 01-30-2012 04:45 AM
New house drywall DISASTER pharm07 Off Topic 13 03-25-2011 02:24 PM
I have Central Heating & Air, but house won't cool down..HELP!! exiledone1 HVAC 13 07-10-2009 10:09 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.