Helping Out Bats (And Getting Rid of Pesky Mosquitoes)

A warm Indian summer breeze, sun setting on the horizon (maybe a glass of chilled white wine, a loved one sitting next to you…) and ZAP, you’re bitten by a mosquito! Next thing you know, your looking for that can of toxic bug spray to get those little flying vampire insects.

There has got to be a better way…

Consider the lowly, maligned bat. Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour and often consume their body weight in insects every night, helping keep bug populations in check. Sounds great, right?

Top 10 Bat Facts | The Nature Conservancy

Here is a story about a town that embraces bats…

Back in the early 1980’s the Congress Avenue Bridge was reconstructed in Austin, Texas. Little did the engineers know that they’d created a perfect bat roost. Now every night during the summer hundreds of people come to view the largest urban bat colony emerge from under the bridge.

Often thought to be dirty and dangerous, bats are not. They are gentle, sophisticated and the Austin bats eat anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 POUNDs of insects (including agricultural pests and mosquitoes!).

The Austin bats have become one of Austin’s most viewed tourist attractions. Unusual and fascinating, 1.5 million bats spiral the summer skies (they fly south for the winter).

Austin, we have a problem…

More than half of the bat species in the United States are in severe decline or listed as endangered. Loss of habitat is a big contributor in this equation.

6 opinion-altering facts about bats. – WCS.org

Here’s where we can all pitch in and help these wonderful creatures rebound and thrive…

We’ve have been searching far and wide to create a simple, environmentally friendly solution to combat all those pesky mosquitos and help the bats find hospitable habitats

We think we have found some winners. Inside our newest crate, we have several all-natural items to keep mosquitos at bay so you can enjoy your backyard activities with your family and friends without being eaten alive and helping the only mammals capable of true flight:

GB&Co. – Exclusive Bat House

Our Bat House has been expertly designed to give bats warm and safe environment to raise their pups! Bats have a really bad rap. Truth is our furry flighted friends are incredibly important to our environment. Each night bats need to consume their body weight in insects and their entrée du jour is mosquitos! They can consume between 500 to 1,000 mosquitos in a single hour and a nursing mother may gorge on as many as 4500 in a single evening, more than her own body weight in insects. Understanding Bats Book We found the perfect book that will educate you and your family about bats. They are delightful gentle mammals that play an important part of ecosystem. This book will also help guide you where best to hang your bat house.

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GB&Co. – Exclusive Piñon Wood

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Piñon wood is rare species of pine found only in the mountains in the Southwest. When burned, it is extremely aromatic that acts as a natural mosquito repellent that keeps pesky ‘skeeters away! As an added bonus, it has a wonderful unique and pleasantly distinctive fragrance. Our Piñon firewood lights easily, burns long, and generally leaves little ash to clean up.

GB&Co. – Exclusive Bushel Crate

Our handy GB&Co. crate is handcrafted from simple pine at our apple farm in Colchester VT. Use it around the house!

Get your Anti – Mosquito Crate – Greatest Blaze & Co. today!

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Also, don’t miss our new and improved Blazin’ Torches. Sellin’ like hotcakes.

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Mosquitoes Are Terrible This Year! Help Protect Your Family with our GB&Co. All-Natural Zika Buster Crate!

It seems like every time the news is on there is a new mosquito-borne threat —Dog Heartworm, Eastern Equine Encephalitis “EEE”, Western Nile — to mention a few, and now ZIKA Virus. Well, us BLAZERS have been working hard to create a natural solution to the rapidly growing mosquito problem. We have combined two effective ways to help control those pesky mosquitos that are in the forefront of all of our minds and breeding wildly in our backyards around the country.

The combination of BAT HOUSES and PIÑON FIREWOOD creates a perfect insect repellent package. The use of BAT HOUSES actually helps to conserve the bat population and burning PIÑON FIREWOOD not only keeps mosquitos at bay, but also emits a wonderfully unique and pleasantly distinctive aromatic smell for everyone to enjoy.

Bats have a bad rap. The truth is, our furry flighted friends are incredibly important to our environment. They are primary predators of vast numbers of insects. Each night bats need to consume their body weight in insects, and their entrée du jour are mosquitos! They can individually consume between 500 to 1,000 mosquitos in an hour, and a nursing mother may gorge on as many as 4500 in a single evening, more than their body weight. Yikes. Using chemical pesticides to kill mosquitos typically cause more long- term problems than they solve and can harm or kill bees and natural mosquito predators, like bats, more effectively than mosquitos. Over time the pesticide treadmill occurs when predators such as fish, beneficial insects, and bats die out from the pesticides while the mosquitos develop resistance.

Although no single approach to mosquito control is appropriate for all locations, encouraging natural predators should be an important element in long-term planning wherever possible. Providing additional bat roosts is a strong natural mosquito deterrent and vitally important to healthy bat conservation. A common misunderstanding is that they may pose a health threat to humans. Not true. In fact statistically, you have a much greater chance of developing rabies by being bitten by common pets such as a dog or a cat.

Another pleasant way to help control mosquitos is the use of PIÑON FIREWOOD. This long time BLAZER favorite acts as a natural mosquito repellent and discourages bugs from taking up residence in the wood while is stored. PIÑON FIREWOOD has the added benefit of emitting a wonderful aromatic pine-like smell when burned. It ignites easily and burns evenly. There are multiple ways to use PIÑON FIREWOOD. PIÑON FIREWOOD is also popular with BLAZERS to burn in firepits.

GB&C0. has combined an attractive, functional “Greatest” BAT HOUSE with our signature PIÑON FIREWOOD to offer our loyal customers a natural and pleasant hand in controlling those pesky mosquitos that seem to dominate the news cycle more than our Presidential election!

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Our ZIKA Buster Anti-Mosquito Crate consists of:

Bushel Crate – Our GB&Co. crate is handcrafted from simple pine from an apple farm in Colchester VT. Our distinctive logo is handsomely branded on each side. You can also use it for lots of other household stuff!

Bathouse – Our  GB&Co. Bathouse has been carefully designed to give females a warm and safe environment to raise their pups.

“Understanding Bats” book – We found the perfect book that will educate you and your family about bats. They are delightful, gentle mammals that play a vital part of our environment. This book will also help guide you where best to hang your bat house.

Piñon Wood – Piñon a pine wood that comes from the mountains in the Southwest of the United States. When burned, it is extremely aromatic and acts a natural mosquito repellant keeping those savage mosquitos away!

It’s Bug Season! Get Your GB&Co. Anti-Mosquito Essentials Crate!

GB&Co. is  proud to introduce our new Anti-Mosquito Essentials Crate!

We’ve  been searching far and wide to create a simple, environmentally friendly solution to combat all those pesky mosquitos this summer and we think we have found some winners.

Inside our newest crate, we have several all-natural items to keep mosquitos at bay so you can enjoy your backyard activities with your family and friends without being eaten alive:

  • Bushel Crate —Our handy GB&Co. crate is handcrafted from simple pine at our apple farm in Colchester VT. Use it around the house!
  • GB&Co. – Exclusive Bat House — Our Bat House has been expertly designed to give bats warm and safe environment to raise their pups! Bats have a really bad rap. Truth is our furry flighted friends are incredibly important to our environment. Each night bats need to consume their body weight in insects and their entrée du jour is mosquitos! They can consume between 500 to 1,000 mosquitos in a single hour and a nursing mother may gorge on as many as 4500 in a single evening, more than her own body weight in insects.
  • Understanding Bats Book — We found the perfect book that will educate you and your family about bats. They are delightful gentle mammals that play an important part of ecosystem. This book will also help guide you where best to hang your bat house
  • GB&Co. – Exclusive Pinion Wood — Pinion wood is rare species of Pine found only in the mountains in the Southwest. When burned, it is extremely aromatic that acts as a natural mosquito repellent that keeps pesky ‘skeeters away! The Navajo Indians have burned this incredible wood to keep insects away. As an added bonus, it has a wonderful unique and pleasantly distinctive fragrance. Our pinion firewood lights easily, has a long burn rate and generally leaves little ash to clean up.

The combination of a well-designed BAT HOUSE and properly sourced PINION WOOD creates a perfect repellent package to combat those pesky mosquitos. The use of our BAT HOUSE will actually conserve the bat population and burning our perfectly cured PINION WOOD not only keeps the mosquitos at bay, but also emits a wonderful and distinctive aroma smell for everyone to enjoy! Actually smells like Christmas!

All this for $49.95.  Order today!

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Light Up Your Fourth with Our Greatest Blaze & Co. Fourth of July Crate!

4th of July Crate

Get yours now! Limited edition — only 50 Fourth of July Crates made! Free shipping!

Greatest Blaze & Co.’s Fourth of July crate is chock-full of hand-curated holiday weekend essentials:

  • GB & Co. Apron – Made from organic recycled cotton, this functional grilling attire features the BLAZE emblem on the chest and deep pockets in the front accented with grommets on the corners.
  • OXO Good Grips 12” Locking Tongs with Nylon Heads — Sturdy enough for any Fourth of July BBQ and non-stick friendly in the kitchen.
  • Two 12oz. Tervis Tumblers — The original (and the best in our opinion) double-wall insulated drinkware that keeps cold drinks, cold, and hot drinks, hot!
  • Two Tovolo Ice Spheres – These incredible ice molds make slow-melting ice spheres that cool your beverage without mega dilution (and they fit perfectly into our tumblers).
  • GB & Co. 11″ Long Stick Matches – These are the ultimate matches to start the BBQ, light fireworks or ignite the “Perfect” BLAZE.
  • GB & Co. Trucker Hat – Our popular trucker hat will keep you looking good and showing your BLAZER pride.
  • American flag – A MUST HAVE on July 4th!

Order now! Only 50 crates available.

All of GB & Co. products are hand-selected and field-tested.

NOTE: Please place your order before Sunday, June 26th to ensure on-time delivery for your July 4th get-together.

Thank you,

The Original BLAZERS