Mosquitoes Prey on Beneficial Barn Owl Nestlings, But Permethrin Can Help

Dan Environment, Florida, Research

Barn owls make their homes in boxes put up by farmers in South Florida. The growers like the owls because they eat rodents that would otherwise munch on their sugarcane, sweet corn and rice. Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have found that mosquito bites can contribute to the deaths of the beneficial barn …