The Land

Rodent Control with Owls

Owl Owl box in the vineyardGophers, voles, and other rodents can do significant damage in the vineyard, feeding on roots, gnawing on irrigation line, and other damage.  Owl boxes are part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy for many Lake County growers.  Placed in the vineyard, these nesting boxes attract barn owls.  Barn owls favorite foods are rodents - voles, gophers, and rats.  Beckstoffer Vineyards and many others have installed owl boxes. The owl box at left is in Hawk and Horse Vineyards.