We are selling bat homes and guano here at the Sprout. Today we hung the new home in our garden with the hopes of thinning out the misquito population come July.
Did you know that our bat friends can be very beneficial to the garden, besides for eating summer blood-suckers? Bats eat an average of 1,200 insects perhour. They eat plenty of other bugs, including those that like to snack on your garden plants. Bats dine on buggers like the adult moths that populate your yard with leaf eating worms.
Bat poop is also great for garden soil. If you want to by-pass the bat condo, you can pick up some guano at the store, which is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus—100% organic.