Now in use on farms and private properties throughout the United States, oil palm plantations in Malaysia, rice fields in S.E. Asia, and hay and vegetable farms in Israel, barn owls lend themselves to effective rodent control through a number of unique adaptations:
- Barn owls are cavity nesters, so can easily be attracted to nest boxes.
- Barn owls live comfortably around human activity such as busy farmyards and agricultural fields
- Barn owls are not territorial, allowing farmers to establish dense colonies.
- Barn owls raise large numbers of young for a raptor—up to 13 young have been recorded in one nest, although 4 to 7 is more common
- Barn owls respond to higher rodent numbers by producing more young.
- A single family of barn owls can consume over 1000 pocket gophers per year, or 3000 mice or voles.
- Barn owls are extremely faithful to their nest sites, returning year after year.
- Once established, barn owls need very little maintenance.
- Utilizing barn owls for rodent control is very economical when compared to the costs of poisons and other methods.
The Pole Model Barn Owl Box offers a cutting edge design that includes a robust rain guard, viewing window in the rear, and removable front for easy cleaning. Its unique double-box system combined with heat reflective pigments and efficient venting keeps the box cool in full sun. It comes with a galvanized-metal mounting-bracket that attaches easily to the top of a wooden 4 x 4, 6 x 6, or to the flange on a metal pole. (We offer our own easy to install telescoping pole kit separately.) All hardware included. Will not rot, will not need rebuilt, and will last indefinitely.
For comprehensive information on barn owls and natural rodent control, visit the Barn Owl Box Company website at www.barnowlbox.com.
San Joaquin Sulphur Company is the local distributer for The Barn Owl Box. We have them on display and keep then in inventory.