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- Location: Iowa / Nevada
- Martin Colony History: In 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.
I expect that you will be getting mixed reviews on this topic. Some say they work, while others say they don't deter the owls. Day time wind socks are also utilized. I assume the night guard you are referring to is the flashing red light. I do have owl cages (fencing) surround all my housing. That does work and keeps the owls out.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.