How Do Barn Owl Nest Boxes Work?
Many people ask me — and understandably so — how barn owl nest boxes work. “They don’t come with owls, do they?” they ask. There’s very little accurate information available to the average consumer, so of course people are curious about how they work.
Barn owl nest boxes work by providing everything a barn owl needs to thrive and survive. Barn owls, like any other animal, need shelter (or cover), water, and food. By providing easy access to all three of these things, my nest boxes attract barn owls and give them a safe place to find food (vermin), water, and protection from the elements.
Installing Barn Owl Boxes
Key to installing a barn owl nest box is the placement. It has to be placed prominently enough to attract the barn owls, but securely enough that the barn owl can feel safe to nest in them. Once the barn owl (of which Americ is *teeming*) sees the nest box, it eyes it as a potential home and begins to nest.
From there, nature does its work! You’ll see a reduction in pests and vermin as the owls hunt them for food (both for themselves and for their young). The same principle is at work when you get a cat to cut down on mice — you don’t have to set mouse traps! You just need a hungry cat.
Contact me for more information about my barn owl nest boxes. I’ll be happy to answer all of your questions about how nest boxes work and how they can help you reduce the amount of vermin in your house.
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