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BestNest.com Newsletter
October 12, 2005

The BestNest.com Newsletter offers fascinating content on backyard wildlife and outdoor decor products as well as information about upcoming specials, additional online content, and new product offerings.

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • New At The Nest
  • Current Clearance Items
  • Bat FAQ
  • The BestNest.com Giveaway Winner is ...
  • Free Merchandise to be Awarded Every Issue
New At The Nest
We have recently added many new items in an effort to offer you the best backyard wildlife and garden decor products. Here are just a few of the many exciting products found in our Just Added category.


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Mark Feldstein Galileo Thermometer, 15"
MFA-6115
Now: $16.99



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Opus Select-A-Bird Feeder
OP-102
Now: $12.25



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Opus Food Court Bird Feeder
OP-104
Now: $21.89



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Opus Fortress Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
OP-5140
Now: $34.99



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Opus Wild Bird and Hummingbird Feeder Gift Set
OP-8457
Reg: $44.95
Sale: $39.95



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Parasol Seed Trumpet Bird Feeder, Green
PAR-STSIGG
Now: $48.95


Current Clearance Items
Here are a few items recently added to our Clearance section. Stock may be limited, so hurry before they are no longer available!

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Heartwood Salty Bird Box, Putty
HW-014A
Reg: $93.95
Sale: $69.95



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Heartwood Large Bird Bistro Feeder, White w/ Verdigris Roof
HW-051C
Reg: $499.95
Sale: $249.95



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Heartwood Songbird Serenade, Verdigris Roof
HW-055A
Reg: $149.95
Sale: $74.95



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Heartwood Songbird Serenade, Brown Copper Roof
HW-055B
Reg: $149.95
Sale: $74.95



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Heartwood Butterfly Gazebo, Mahogany
HW-079A
Reg: $119.95
Sale: $79.95



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Vari-Crafts Climbing Vine Thistle Feeder
VC-CV-2T
Reg: $43.95
Sale: $32.95




Bat FAQ

Why would I want to attract bats?
Bats are important indicators of a healthy environment. Because they are sensitive to high pollution and pesticide levels, they are useful as a warning sign to potential environmental problems. Also, bats can be important weapons in combating insects that are actually dangerous to humans. A small bat can capture more than 1,200 mosquitoes in a single hour! Also, bats cannot contract the West Nile Virus by eating infected mosquitoes. Besides mosquitoes, bats can help control the populations of beetles, moths, and leafhoppers. Many insects can hear bats up to 100 feet away and will avoid those areas occupied by bats. The effectiveness of bats in some areas diminishes the need for pesticides that can harm both the pests and their natural predators.

Do I have bats in my area? Bats are found on every continent except for Antarctica. They are particularly abundant in North America, and many people in the United States and Canada have bats in their backyard without even knowing it.

What types of bats are in my area? Most areas have several different species of bats. The Big Brown Bat and the Little Brown Bat are the most abundant bats in the United States, and are the most frequent users of bat houses. Other species that may be in your area include the Pallid Bat and the Brazilian (Mexican) Free-Tailed Bat. You can often find out what other types of bats reside in your area by calling your local park service.

How do I attract bats? Putting up a bat house is the first step toward attracting bats. Suitable housing for bats is rapidly decreasing in many areas, as many people view them as pests and try to evict them from their homes. Many people inquire about purchasing bats for their bat house. Bats are a protected species and are considered public domain, which means that it is illegal to own, sell, or purchase bats.


To read more bat FAQs, please visit our Bat House FAQ online.



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Audubon Cedar Bat Shelter, 20 bats
AUD-NABAT
Now: $34.95




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The Bat House Builder's Handbook
BKS-BATBHB
Now: $7.95



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Understanding Bats
BWD-395
Now: $3.95




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OBC Triple-Celled Bat House, 300 bats
OBC-TCBH
Now: $59.95



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Rubicon Four Chambered Bat House, Gray, 150 bats
RUB-BTH100G
Now: $57.95




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Stokes Beginner's Guide to Bats
STK-BGTBAT
Now: $9.95




The BestNest.com Giveaway Winner is Ellen Meinhardt!
CONGRATULATIONS to Ellen Meinhardt who just won a new Mosaic Garden Thermometer! To claim your prize, please send an email to customerservice@bestnest.com and include your address information and telephone number. We may follow-up with a phone call to verify your address information and identity. Congratulations!

Next issue, our winner will receive a new:
Opus Titanium Series Triple Tube Bird Feeder & Pole Now: $39.99

Free Merchandise to be Awarded Every Issue
As a subscriber to the BestNest.com Newsletter, you will be automatically entered into our drawing for free BestNest.com merchandise. Every issue, we will announce a new winner in our newsletter. The winner will be announced by First and Last name and must claim the prize within 30 days of notification. For more information about our giveaway, please visit http://www.bestnest.com/bestnest/bnmail.asp .

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