Did you know there is a holistic way to fight mosquitos this summer that most people probably are not aware of? Bats! They can eat up between 600 to 1,ooo mosquitos per hour. Incredible, right?
Bats can devour a big number flying insects especially mosquitoes. So, installing a bat house is probably one of the most nature friendly effective ways to get rid of mosquitos around your house. (find it here)
Why You Need to Install a Bat House
If you spend a great amount of time outside, you should consider attracting bats to your garden, They are very beneficial. Since most North American can eat over 1,000 mosquitoes per hour, imagine a colony of 70 bats can eat up to 7o,000 insects in just 60 minutes!
So to attract bats to dwell in your yard, you’ll need a place for them! By installing a bat house, you probably won’t have a mosquito problem again.
But bat poop, called guano, can be very beneficial for your yard because it’s the best natural fertilizer around.
- it contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that are required for plant growth
- contains beneficial bacteria and fungi
- is fungicidal
- gets rid of nematode worms
How to Install a Bat House
A bat house may be mounted on a pole or on the side of a building. The house should be mounted 15-20 feet above the ground for them to move freely without running into a predator.
Position you bat house facing south to southeast as bats prefer warmer climates between 85 and 100° Fahrenheit.
You’ll immediately know your bat home is working properly if you start seeing bats droppings around the house on the ground.