Some People Cringe At The Thought Of Bats
These poor creatures got a bad rap in society. But did you know they are very important to gardeners who want the least amount of pesticides on their garden. Actually, too much pesticide will kill these creatures.
Bats are responsible for consuming all the tomato worms and beetles, and most garden pests, not to mention at least 1000 and more mosquitoes in one night. Even their poop enhances the richness in your soil. WIN WIN
Without Bats, Many Flowers Would Not Exist
Bats are also Pollinators, They are essential for rain forest survival. Bats make up 60% or more of the mammal population of the rain forest. Also in the desert and certain ornamental flowering bushes and plants here in urban areas.
Farmers hang bat boxes near their crops because they eat most of the bugs that ruin their food and lessen their yield of produce due to these bugs
Tomato worms are big and ugly and do lots of damage to a tomato crop. Not with bats, they get-r-done. They eat them all. Beetles and bugs that eat the leaves of plants. Worms and larvae that get into corn. So many other bugs and unwanted pests in the garden are bats favorite dish. They love living by gardens big and small. Good eating for them. Even better for your garden. Organic grown produce is so much better for you than pesticide produce, and bats can help you accomplish that feat. If they just ate mosquitoes I would be happy, but they do so much more.
The Truth About Bats
Bats are one of the most beneficial of mammals, Yes, they are mammals, not rodents. They are responsible for a healthy ecosystem, fewer insect pests, less use of pesticides, regrowth of damaged rainforests and the pollination of fruit crops and many many other plants.
Bats have a unique biological sonar system called echolocation. This allows them to hunt in total darkness. They emit beep like sounds in its path, They analyze the echos which allow them to analyze objects as small as a human hair.
Bats are not blind. They see in Black and White
They will not get tangled in your hair, They are too smart for that.
Why You Want Bats Near Your Garden
If You have bats in your garden, you will use little to no pesticides. Bats are responsible for getting rid of 99% of garden pests. This includes fruit, vegetables and ornamental growing.
How To Get Them…..If You Put Up A Home For Bats, They Will Come
The general rule of thumb for placement of a bat box is place them high enough to feel safe. It’s best to put a bat box on a structure rather than a tree. Or you can put the bat box on a pole, high up in the air at least 15 feet. The bat box needs to have sun exposure of at least 6 hours a day. I have mine on the south side on the peak of my garage.
When you install your bat box, it may take up to two years to see bats. Be patient. If it is a bat approved box, they will come and stay.
Don’t Just Buy Any Bat Box
There are bat boxes everywhere. But only a few are bat approved. Which means if the layout and spacing is not right, a bat will not stay there. There are many factors that can keep your bat happy. Some bat houses are built with a netting for bats to climb up in. Not good. Over time, within a year or two that netting will come loose and the bat will no longer be able to climb up into the box, also it is not safe, they can become entangled in the netting and die. You need a certified approved box. These are not easy to make. They take time and much effort to secure a sound and secure home for bats that will last years.
I have built hundreds of bat boxes over the years and never used the netting. I am in the process of building a prototype bat box to send to the bat conservation batcom.org
I will tell you that you can get a cheap bat box for $60 to $100, but the chances of getting and keeping bats are slim to none.
Bat approved boxes will run you $100 to $180
My Love Of Our Environment And Ecosystem
My gift to my readers
Once I am approved, I will sell my bat boxes to my readers for $30. This is just to get you started in the wonderful world of organic gardening. If you are serious about organic gardening and vow to me not to use pesticides, I will mail you a bat box that is bat approved for this very low price because I feel that will be my gift to all of nature and the world. All I ask is that you put it up immediately and discard all your garden pesticides and start using my formulas for pest control. These formulas can be made yourself at home easily and the best part is they are safe for all animals, Hummingbirds, Butterflies, and all the other critters that come into your yard.
Please email me at
If you are anxious to get one now. Here is one that is approved by the bat conservation society
I will put you on the list. In the spring I will contact you and let you know how to obtain your box, with directions and everything you need to know to successfully attract your bats. I will also send you a list of natural pesticides to spray on your garden that is safe for all creatures. These recipes are easy to make, and you probably have them in your cupboards now.
Organic Farmers Have This Opinion
They would rather lose a little and have an awesome crop of healthy food. Pesticide free is worth losing a few. Organic produce is more expensive, but certainly worth the price.
Non Organic Farmers Have This Opinion
They would rather have more and lose none. They have no clue or don’t care that the pesticides are causing havoc on our immune system, and money motivates them. These are the farmers that readily accepted GMO seeds because the pesticide is in the seeds already.
They did not know that those same plants that have the pesticide in the seed disturbed the Eco System, FAST. Birds were dying, Honey Bees are near extinct, Many critters big and small are being killed because of GMO seeds.
Now that they do know, no one is rushing to stop using them, in fact Monsanto is making so much money on this that they just don’t care. They keep reassuring the public that GMO is safe. Farmers are now helpless. They have already tainted their soil and are really stuck in this turmoil of GMO controversy.
NO IT IS NOT
You can believe what you like. Hillary Clinton endorses Monsanto and praises them for their work in making a seed that has pesticides in it. A lot of us who believe otherwise are asking WHY? Countries all over the world are banning any food product that was made and processed by a GMO seed. One by one, the countries are banning food from the US and question why our FDA is allowing this to happen to the american people
It’s as simple as the nose on your face.
Same as Big Pharma. Billions and Trillions are paid to Doctors to prescribe this new drug to you so the the side effects will cause you to need new drugs. All which they mass produce. Motivation, is also money. They don’t give A *&&^^ how it affects you or what it will do to you. I have never seen so many ads on TV as I have in the last ten years about drugs to take. The one that gets to me is the ad for Restless Leg Syndrome.
Take This Pill For Restless Leg Syndrome
The ad describes the symptoms for restless leg syndrome and explains the benefit of taking this drug, while a monotone voice under explains the possible side effects, What? did I hear that monotone voice under say sudden bleeding and death? For taking a pill for restless leg syndrome. I don’t know about you but I pass on the pills and will deal with the syndrome. Big Pharma has people believing they need these drugs to survive. Who would knowingly take a chance on dying to stop aggravation of the legs? Surprisingly, and sadly, a lot of people think they need that drug.
Big Pharma hates people like me
I will be 62 this month, I take no medication, I do not wear glasses. I have healing power from plants and foods. Even antibiotics in them weeds in my back yard.
GMO Farmers are caught in a trap.
I watched a video on You tube about Monsanto and how they basically forced farmers who would not grow GMO seeds out of business. Some farmers were 3rd and 4th generation farmers on that land. Some fought back and refused to plant GMO seeds. Only a few survived and still have their land. Seriously Monsanto is the devil.
GMO is in most of the package food that you eat. I gave up my beloved Mac N Cheese in a box because of the GMO in it. Trust me, it was so hard, but I am standing firm.
I Gave You All This Information
It is totally up to you as to which side of the fence you stand on. This site is all about getting healthy. And I care. I care about the children and the generations beyond them and how these poisons will affect their bodies in the future. Scientists and Doctors are already seeing new diseases that they never saw before. When are they gonna get it. They are killing our future.
The choice is yours. I started this site to raise awareness. And hopefully the little projects and beginner gardening and skills you need to eat and live healthy will help. Some of you will just read it, and some of you will do it. It is important to me that you at least try.
One of The First Things I Would Like You To Consider
Don’t be squeamish about bats. Most of what you heard is false. They do not attack you.
Consider getting a Bat Box if you intend to Organically grow you food. If you are not planning to grow organic or 99% organic, just buy your produce from the market. You are defeating your purpose of homegrown healthy food. And that is our number one goal here.
A lot of fruiting trees have to be sprayed with pesticides. Especially Peaches. Apples too, also Pears and Cherries.
But, there are ECO friendly sprays. They just cost a little more.
But so worth it………
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I don’t know about you, but I have a new prospective on bats and how they help us. I always knew they were good for our ecosystem, I just never realized how much they helped.
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