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BestNest.com Newsletter
August 13, 2013

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.

  • Hot Buys
  • New at the Nest
  • Clearance
  • Mosquito Prevention and Control
Hot Buys
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, August 19th. Be sure to check out all of our exciting specials by visiting the Hot Buys department regularly.

Wing & A Prayer Plantation Bird House, Hammered Copper Roof
Reg: $239.99
Sale:$172.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping

Dura-Trel Greenfield Potting Bench, Mocha
Reg: $249.99
Sale:$182.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping

Gardman Dried Mealworm Bag - 30,000 count
Reg: $49.99
Sale:$32.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

Heath Aluminum 18-Room Deluxe Martin House
Reg: $122.99
Sale:$82.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping

Little Giant F-Series Wet Rotor Pump, F30-4000, 4000 gph
Reg: $284.99
Sale:$169.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping

Oh Crow Horizontal Deck Mount Watermark Rain Gauge, 12"
Reg: $54.99
Sale:$29.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

Panacea Giant Trellis, Black, 108"H, Pack of 3
Reg: $224.99
Sale:$159.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping

Pondmaster Pond-Mag 7 Pump, 700 gph
Reg: $127.99
Sale:$74.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

Rome Brass Father Time Sundial, Verdigris, 11.125" dia.
Reg: $99.99
Sale:$56.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

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.

Esschert Design Cast Iron Fire Bowl with Grate, 21.5" dia.
Reg: $259.99
Now: $199.99
Free Shipping

Esschert Design Soda Bottle Bird Feeder Adapter
Reg: $8.99
Now: $6.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Esschert Design Hardwood Cold Frame Grow Box, Tall
Reg: $579.99
Now: $429.99
Free Shipping

Esschert Design Glass Barometer with Cast Iron Holder
Reg: $29.99
Now: $22.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Esschert Design Bumble Bee House
Reg: $34.99
Now: $26.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Esschert Design Peaked Roof Ladybug House
Reg: $14.99
Now: $11.49
Free Shipping Over $75

Panacea Spiral Kinetic Art Windmill, Multi-Colored, 59"H
Reg: $44.99
Now: $37.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Panacea 4-Panel Tomato & Pepper Tower, Galv., 46", pack of 3
Reg: $24.99
Now: $21.99
Free Shipping Over $75

The Hookery Adjustable Double Deck Hook with Clamp, Black
Reg: $39.99
Now: $34.99
Free Shipping Over $75

A few of our deeply discounted items appear below. These items feature exceptional savings and value but are not all of our sale items. More discounted items may be found in their corresponding departments. Be sure to check out some of our other exciting deals by visiting the Clearance department regularly.

Purple Martin SuperGourd Insert Trap
Reg: $32.99
Free Shipping Over $75

DRAMM ColorStorm Impulse Sprinkler, Yellow
Reg: $29.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Microbe-Lift Ammonia Remover, 16 oz.
Reg: $13.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Fi-Shock Flock-Shock Poultry High/Low Electric Fence Charger
Reg: $62.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Flambeau Dove Decoy, 11"
Reg: $9.49
Free Shipping Over $75

Gardeneer Gard'N Dome Cloche, 15" dia. x 10"H
Reg: $13.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Panacea Heavy-Duty Hose Holder, Green
Reg: $15.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Pondmaster Solar Floating Light, Red, 4.5" dia.
Reg: $29.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Perky Pet Pine Gazebo Bird Feeder
Reg: $34.99
Free Shipping Over $75

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 number of mosquito control products in our Pest Control department to help you meet your needs. Look through the selections below or for more personal assistance, feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives toll free at 877-562-1818 or internationally at 513-232-4225 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

Allied Precision Solar Powered Water Wiggler
Reg: $52.99
Sale:$32.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

BestNest Triple-Celled Bat House, 250 bats
Reg: $69.99
Sale:$39.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

BestNest Single-Celled Bat House, 85 bats
Reg: $54.99
Sale:$27.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

Bonide Propane Outdoor Insect Fogger
Reg: $92.99
Sale:$72.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

Bonide Mosquito Beater Flying Insect Fog, 1 gal
Reg: $47.99
Sale:$36.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

Bonide Mosquito Beater Granules, 35 lbs.
Reg: $264.99
Sale:$199.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping

Microbe-Lift Biological Mosquito Control, 1 Gallon
Reg: $142.99
Sale:$99.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping

Panacea Galvanized Citronella Candle, 50 hour
Reg: $8.49
Sale:$6.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75

SpringStar Mosquito Trap
Reg: $12.99
Sale:$8.99 thru 8/19
Free Shipping Over $75