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BestNest.com Newsletter
March 9, 2010

The BestNest.com Newsletter offers fascinating content on backyard wildlife and outdoor activities as well as information on new products and specials. We will never sell your email address, and you can stop receiving our email newsletter at any time.

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • New at the Nest
  • Sales & Specials
  • Clearance
  • Mosquito Prevention and Control
New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve you. In an effort to better meet your needs, BestNest aggressively adds new products to the website. Some of the new and exciting products that we've added are shown below. Be sure to check out our New Items department regularly.



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Gardeneer Stonewall Faux Stone Border Edge, Grey, 117"Lx6"H
GAD-E4-10GY
Reg:  $67.99
Now: $52.99
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Gardeneer Gard'N Paper Seasonal Garden Mulch, 2' x 25'
GAD-GR2-25
Reg:  $9.99
Now: $6.99
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Gardeneer Floating Row & Garden Cover, 5' x 25'
GAD-HG-25
Reg:  $14.99
Now: $10.99
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Gardeneer Frost Protector Plant Bag, 8' x 6'
GAD-SPB5-6
Reg:  $9.99
Now: $6.99
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Gardeneer Solar Scarecrow Owl with Rotating Head, 18"
GAD-SRHO-4
Reg:  $49.99
Now: $39.99
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Mayne Yorkshire Window Box, White, 72"L
MAY-4826W
Now: $169.99
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Mayne Nantucket Window Box, Clay, 24"L
MAY-4829C
Now: $99.99
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Mayne Nantucket Window Box, Black, 48"L
MAY-4831B
Now: $139.99
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Mayne Fairfield Tall Patio Planter, Black, 16" x 28"H
MAY-5829B
Now: $104.99
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Sales & Specials
We've decided to run a special on a handful of products. Act now on the following "Hot Buys" because the special ends on Monday, March 15th. Be sure to check out all of our exciting specials by visiting the Hot Buys department regularly.



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Achla Lutyen Tree Bench, Black
ACD-AR-04
Reg:  $429.99
Sale: $329.99 thru 3/15 EST
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Wing & A Prayer Purple Martin Manse, Hammered Copper Roof
AWP-PMMANS-H
Reg:  $699.99
Sale: $479.99 thru 3/15 EST



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Nyjer Seed (Thistle Seed), 50 lbs
BN-NS-50
Reg:  $94.99
Sale: $79.99 thru 3/15 EST
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AcuRite Aged Metal Atomix Clock & Thermometer, Black, 17.75"
CIC-50308
Reg:  $74.99
Sale: $57.99 thru 3/15 EST
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CobraCo Elizabethan Parasol Basket, Bronze, 14" dia.
COB-HGB-14-QEP-BZ
Reg:  $32.99
Sale: $24.99 thru 3/15 EST
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Dura-Trel Three Board Raised Planter/Sand Box, 8'L x 4'W
DUR-11183
Reg:  $439.99
Sale: $349.99 thru 3/15 EST
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Panacea Potting Bench with Soil Reservoir, Bronze
PAP-89196
Reg:  $169.99
Sale: $129.99 thru 3/15 EST
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Squirrel Boss Solar Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder w/ Remote
SQB-10910
Reg:  $99.99
Sale: $79.99 thru 3/15 EST
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Woodlink Large Coppertop Gazebo Bird Feeder
WDL-COPGAZEBO
Reg:  $319.99
Sale: $279.99 thru 3/15 EST
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Clearance
A few of our deeply discounted items appear below. Be sure to check out our other exciting deals by visiting the Clearance department regularly.


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BirdBrain Giant Stained Glass Wind Flapper, Hummingbird
BIR-5126
Reg:  $119.99
Now: $74.99
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Bonide Fruit Tree Disease & Insect Control, Conc., 16 oz
BOP-202
Reg:  $15.99
Now: $10.49
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Bonide Annual Grub Beater Granules, 6 lbs.
BOP-603
Reg:  $24.99
Now: $18.99
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ScatMat Indoor Pet Training Mat, 16.25" x 29.5"
CEI-SKM-C422
Reg:  $89.99
Now: $49.99
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Gardman Greenhouse Glazing Set, 6' x 8'
GAR-G7021
Reg:  $379.99
Now: $229.99
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Gilmour Large Coverage Pulsating Sprinkler with Tripod
GIM-999TD1
Reg:  $99.99
Sale: $67.99 thru 7/6 EST
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Little Giant Submersible Pond Light
LIG-566282
Reg:  $89.99
Now: $52.99
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Rome "I Love My Garden" Garden Sign
ROI-968
Reg:  $15.99
Now: $10.49
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Woodlink Square Slotted Planter, 16"L
WDL-SQPLANT12
Reg:  $37.99
Now: $32.99
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Mosquito Prevention and Control
Mosquitoes are quite simply the insects we love to hate. As the temperatures climb, we find ourselves trying to spend more and more time outdoors, simply to have those pesky little insects ruin it. Mosquitoes are not just annoying though; we have good reason to avoid them. They spread diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and West Nile Virus from people to people or even from animals to people. While no one method has been found to completely eliminate mosquitoes in an area, there are a number of natural and chemical methods to preventing and controlling mosquito populations.

The most effective way to control mosquito populations is to prevent mosquitoes from making more mosquitoes. If you can keep them from reproducing, you can likely make your backyard a little more bearable in the mornings and evenings when mosquitoes are most active. Mosquitoes spend 3 of their 4 life stages in the water; more specifically, in standing or stagnant water. Mosquitoes deposit their eggs on the surface of standing water in puddles, ponds, bird baths and more. The surface tension of the water keeps the eggs from drowning and eventually they hatch into larvae. The first logical step in the prevention of mosquitoes is to eliminate all the standing water in your area. Easier said than done, however, eliminating standing water does not necessarily mean that you eliminate all of the water nearby. While you should prevent small pools of standing water in garbage can lids, buckets, automobile or vehicle covers; more often you will eliminate standing water simply by moving it around. Moving water has less surface tension and prevents eggs from floating on the top of the water. The eggs deposited on moving water simply sink to the bottom and drown. Break the surface tension in bird baths by using a wiggler, dripper, or fountain. Moving water also attracts more birds. Add a fountain to your water garden or pond to eliminate standing pools or add minnows that eat mosquito eggs and larvae. You might also find granular or liquid products that break water tension and prevent mosquito reproduction.

While it is never too late to start preventing mosquito outbreaks, sometimes you are faced with an existing problem of adult mosquitoes. There are a number of organic and chemical ways to control adult mosquitoes. A popular notion is that attracting purple martins, bats, and other wildlife is effective at controlling mosquitoes. Although no study has clearly shown that housing purple martins, bats, or other wildlife will offer a complete solution to a mosquito problem; mosquitoes do represent a portion of their diet and they can be supplementary. Conservation of this wildlife is also rewarding in itself. Planting mosquito-unfriendly items, like rosemary, catnip, or citronella grass can also help in keeping the mosquitoes at bay. Using sprays, creams, or candles while you enjoy the outdoors is always a good idea when mosquitoes are a nuisance. Perhaps, the most effective way of dealing with adult mosquitoes is chemical means. Granular repellents, insecticidal fogs, and mosquito traps all provide some temporary relief. Used with good practice of prevention, these ideas can all be put to use to control your mosquito problem and enjoy more of your outdoor space.

Reducing the mosquito population in your area will allow you to minimize your risk of catching a mosquito carried illness, increase your time spent outdoors, or simply enjoy your time more. By both preventing mosquitoes from reproducing and controlling the adult population, you can have your best chance for a pest-free summer. BestNest carries a wide range of mosquito control and wildlife products. Please visit our Mosquito Control department to view all our related products. For more personal assistance, please call one of our customer service representatives toll free at 877-562-1818 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.



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Allied Precision Water Wiggler, Prevents Mosquitoes
API-4WW
Reg:  $27.99
Now: $22.99
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Heath 18-Room Deluxe Purple Martin House Package
BN-AH-18D-KIT
Reg:  $189.95
Now: $169.99
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BestNest Premium Stained Bat House, Dark Brown, 400 bats
BN-PSBAT400
Reg:  $89.99
Now: $79.99
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Bonide Mosquito Beater Insecticide Pouches, 0.2 oz, Pk of 80
BOP-550
Reg:  $29.99
Now: $23.99
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Bonide Outdoor Propane Insect Fogger & Flying Insect Fog
BOP-554
Reg:  $99.99
Now: $84.99
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Bonide Mosquito Beater Granules, 35 lbs.
BOP-5614
Reg:  $239.99
Now: $219.99
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Microbe-Lift Biological Mosquito Control, 1 Gallon
ECL-BMC1G
Reg:  $134.99
Now: $114.99
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Panacea Triple-Wick Citronella Candle, 30 hour
PAP-89809
Reg:  $10.49
Now: $9.49
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SpringStar Mosquito Trap
SPR-MOS12
Reg:  $12.99
Now: $9.99
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