Rodents cause a lot of damage to your sound sleep, home, automobiles, and property. Barn owls are the best solution. Barn owls help in the food chain by helping to control the rodent population. A pair of barn owls will eat over 4,000 rodents a year, while providing for their young, and average about 1,000 rodents per owl a year. While they prefer mice, rats, and gophers, hey can consume prey up to the size of a small rabbit, but are not likely to carry away your cat or dog, as these are not desirable prey. Barn owls only weigh 1 pound themselves, but with a 3.5 foot wingspan, they can lift up to 9 lbs. Barn owls are the best rodent population control. They are proven to be more effective, and preferred method of rodent control over poison, traps, and cats. They have an extremely high metabolism, sharp talons, superior sight and hearing, and when they combine these traits with their silent flight, they are unparalleled nocturnal birds of prey for rodent control.
They are peaceful birds of prey, who rely on cooperative social structures. A successful mating pair will stay together for life, usually staying in the same territory as where they were born into. They are intelligent birds, who communicate with each other if they are hungry, to warn of danger, and to call for a mate. Barn owls have been known to use dung to attract and eat dung beetles. The young will also mirror parent behavior, helping to feed and clean one another.
While barn owls have managed to adapt to a changing environment (this is how they got their name), they are considered in many locations to be in decline. Providing an owl home helps protect these animals from predators and the weather to ensure their survival. They put to use the energy from the rodent, and leave very little to clean up. You should expect your owl home to last 10 years plus, and you won't have pay someone to help with your rodent population every year. Barn owls specialize in this service.