9. OWLS ARE NATURAL PEST CONTROL FOR FARMERS.

Owls consume a great deal of rodents. A single barn owl household will consume 3000 rodents in a four-month breeding cycle. One owl can consume 50 pounds of gophers in a year. Many farmers are installing owl nesting boxes in the hopes that owls will clear out pests like gophers and voles from their land.

This natural kind of bug control is safer and less expensive than using poison, and it’s much better for the owls too. Lots of owls pass away each year from consuming rodents that have been poisoned.