“INSECT AND RODENT CONTROL”
Bird Houses: While many birds prefer primarily a seed diet there are dozens of birds that eat insects such as Bluebirds, Swallows, and Purple Martins. There are many other birds who eat a combination diet of insects and seeds such as most of the Woodpecker family.
By Mid-summer insect populations are at their peak. Attracting birds to your property is a very good way to control insects naturally without pesticides. Some birds prefer particular insects over others. For instance the Western & Eastern Bluebird dearly love grass hoppers and moths.
When is the best time to put up a birdhouse? I like to equate this to the best time to plant a tree. That would be twenty years ago! When is the second best time to plant a tree or put up a birdhouse? Today!
Soon after songbirds raise their second fledging of birds they start migrating south. There is never a bad time to install a birdhouse, but consider installing more birdhouses in late July. Most birds have an incredible memory, especially migrating birds. Installing more Bluebird/Swallow birdhouses, see Bluebird Birdhouse, in late July will get the attention of the Bluebirds & Swallows migrating south.
Bird Feeders: Many types of birds eat both insects and seeds. While Hummingbirds love the nectar in your hummingbird feeders and flowers they also eat mosquitoes. Not only do some birds eat both insects and seeds, but having birds around your property will actually make many insects look for cover as they know there is a predator in their area.
There are many kinds of birdfeeders that can help attract birds of all kinds. Feel free to check out the high quality Bird Feeders.
Bird Baths: As with every living creature on this planet we all need water. By having several birdbaths our on your property will ensure there is a number of sources for water. Of course clean fresh water is important to the birds.
Mosquitoes will not have much luck multiplying in your birdbath. For one most birdbaths are small and normally get emptied pretty quickly by the birds and evaporation. In addition birdbaths are always being agitated by the birds and mosquito larva does not fare well in this environment.
Putting out several birdbaths will ensure you keep wild birds in your yard, who in turn will eat many insects. We have many Bird Baths available and are always adding more.
Insect and Rodent control naturally is a process, not a one time cure. Putting out birdhouses, bat houses, birdfeeders, and bird baths will attract insect & rodent eating birds and bats. It takes time and is worth the effort.
Contact The Bird Man for more details and to schedule your property analysis!