Birds are the best insect control nature has to offer. They're much preferab…

Birds are the best insect control nature has to offer. They're much preferab…


Birds are the best insect control nature has to offer. They're much preferable to chemical sprays and bug zappers. Swallows, in particular, subsist mainly on winged insects. In fact, a pair of swallows can eat thousands of mosquitoes in a day! And, they are common all over the United States. They like open spaces, so hang your birdhouses — ideally bluebird boxes with an entrance hole of one and a half inches — near fields or lawns, rather than in heavily wooded areas.