Barn owls for rodent control
Barn owls are superior hunters, preying on small nocturnal mammals including mice, rats, voles, and gophers.
Install a nest box to encourage barn owls to your property for natural rodent control!
The right habitat for barn owls
Barn owls need open fields or grassy slopes in which to hunt for prey. To successfully attract barn owls, this type of habitat should be nearby.
In the right environment, barn owls take readily to nest boxes, but, beware, there are a number of poor nest box designs on the market.
Beware of poorly designed nest boxes
The majority of barn owl nest boxes available online are far too small and poorly designed. If you're going to the effort to build or buy and install an owl box, make sure it's a good one. Our latest design is HERE.
American barn owl nest boxes should offer the resident owls a minimum of 10 cubic feet of space. The entry hole should be about 6" and set no lower than 16" from the floor - and, ideally, about 2" from the roof. Too low, and babies will fall out prematurely and be injured or killed. It's imperative the owlets stay safe inside their home until they have lost their squab-like weight and are ready to fly.
Buy or build a barn owl nest box
At approximately 22" by 36" and 24" high, our barn owl nest boxes are spacious, providing plenty of room for a large owl family. Contact us for instructions to build your own or order one to be delivered and installed.
Barn Owl Nest Box $285.00 plus tax
Local Delivery $40.00
Pole Installations start at $600.00
Tree or Building Installation: Quoted
Watch and share your owl family
Keep an eye on what's going on inside your owl box through an infrared security camera.
We recommend the Axis Network Cameras. With a good Internet connection, you can stream amazing video, live! Contact Ted at TerraFox Networks for help choosing the right camera and getting your system up and running.
Check out a live-streaming nest cam, HERE.
If you're going to attract owls to your property for rodent control, be sure to stop using poison, or switch to a safe alternative.
Research suggests up to 91% of wild barn owls have been exposed to anticoagulants from consuming rodents that have eaten poison.