Bird conservation as a natural pest control!

Natural pest control

Are nest boxes necessary these days?

In our modern world, both private gardens and professional orchards and forests need nest boxes to maintain a sound ­ecological balance. Nest boxes attract Birds and Bats which help to control pests. Did you realise, for example, that a single pair of Great Tits and their offspring can consume around 70,000 caterpillars and ­20 million insects – i.e., pests – annually? Day by day we are changing the natural environment around us for the benefit of human beings but not for the benefit of wildlife. If we are to keep the diversity of species around us, we need to act. One major help is to provide nest boxes and other nesting aids. Another important advantage of nest boxes is that they reduce the need for harmful and expensive pesticides.

SCHWEGLER nest boxes play an important role in controlling Gypsy Moths and Green Oak Leaf Rollers in forests, Codling Moths in orchards and greenflies in private gardens as well as other pests. In this way, we make use of nature’s own methods. Animal species and plants need even greater protection today – nest boxes are one way we can all help.

Why are SCHWEGLER Nest Boxes so special?

The most important features of SCHWEGLER nesting boxes:

  1. They are easy to install, check and clean. Only products which have proved their effectiveness in practice can be relied upon to regularly and consistently attract occupants.
  2. The patented method used to attach the boxes prevents the tree trunk from growing over them. Tested and recommended for forestry use.
  3. Our nesting boxes follow the pattern laid down by Mother Nature, i.e. the internal dimensions are based on those of the holes made by woodpeckers or decomposition. They can also be modelled on nesting sites on cliffs or in crevices. Attention is paid not only to the dimensions and shape but also, the surface structure and texture are designed to meet the requirements of the particular species.
  4. The dimensions of the brood chamber, entrance hole diameter and all the other dimensions of each individual nesting box are determined by the requirements and behaviour of the animals. Scientific studies by numerous Bird observatories and nature conservation organizations in Germany and abroad regularly show that SCHWEGLER wood-concrete nesting boxes enable the greatest density of various types of Birds to be achieved (breeding pairs per hectare).
  5. SCHWEGLER nesting boxes have proved to be very successful for many decades on account of their long life, as a rule at least 20 – 25 years, and the fact that they are readily adopted by Birds. One particularly telling feature is their durability and weather resistance compared with wood, and the ability of the material to withstand the damage caused by woodpeckers. ­The rounded shape of the nesting boxes ensures that they are ideally suited to the needs of their occupants.
  6. They are also constructed for convenience and to make them easy to use. Whether built into or hung onto a wall, our products can be relied on to be long lasting and secure in all weathers. We have been making and selling nesting boxes for installation in and on buildings for 50 years, and you can benefit from this wealth of experience.
  7. SCHWEGLER nesting boxes have been developed on the basis of many decades of experience and knowledge obtained through cooperation with national Bird observatories, European nature conservation organizations, forestry experts and ornithologists. They are made with special ­SCHWEGLER wood-concrete, a natural product containing some 75 % wood with temperature-regulating additives such as clay etc.
    This is not only high effective for balancing out temperature fluctuations but is also extremely breathable. This prevents condensation from forming, which is frequently a problem in nest boxes made of plastic, stone, rigid foam or concrete.
  8. Our products have been officially tested, recommended and recognized by, among others, the German National Biological Agency, the German nature conservation association NABU, the Bavarian Regional Association for the Protection of Birds, the German Environmental and Nature Conservation ­Organization BUND, the German Animal Protection League, the Jordsand Association, the Austrian Nature Conservation Association, the French ­Association for the Protection of Birds, the Swiss Bird Observatory, the Italian Association for the Protection of Birds, the SEO Spain, NABS in North America, and many other organizations.

Our experience = your success factor

Our decades of experience in the production and development of nature conservation products is your key to success, to making a small but effective contribution for our animal life. Count on us!