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Bug zappers

Phoebe nest


Two pairs of birds nested on our front porch this spring.

The wren made a home inside a cardboard box and the phoebe tucked her nest up under the eaves.

We haven't seen a single mosquito with four bug zappers on the job.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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What kind of bug zapper do you use? Sounds impressive for your swampy area!
Comment by terry Sun May 15 13:17:43 2016
Terry--I think the four bug zappers are the two phoebes and the two wrens. Anna and Mark got the deluxe model zappers, since the four will (hopefully) multiply into at least a dozen bug zappers by the end of the summer!
Comment by Jake Tue May 17 00:51:34 2016
Jake --- You nailed it! (And a good thing too since I seem to be about a week and a half behind on comments. Ah, planting season.... :-) )
Comment by anna Sun May 22 19:47:29 2016





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