The S & S Controller is a fake Martin house that will attract starlings away from your functioning Martin houses. The starlings will find one open nest hole and as they enter the nest box it is countered balanced to drop the bird down to a lower level. This lower level will have an exit to daylight but as soon as the bird exits, they drop down the PVC pipe to a cage below for ground extraction. No ladder is required. The other holes are just painted black circles.
This design is great to use around martin houses with starling-resistant holes since it will appear to be easier for the starlings to enter. It is also a humane trap to catch and release desirable birds should they become trapped.
Oddly, the martins seem to be smarter perhaps they are more cautious to enter while the other predator birds are more aggressive to get in.
The S & S Controller trap was the original, many have copied off it. The design has been tried and proven for years.
The trap house is made of Western red cedar. The house comes assembled with all the hardware including the hard-to-find 6” PVC Pipe. You will need to paint the outside and supply the post.
The design is set up to use two 4 x 4 posts. The base post goes into the ground and the house post bolts to the side as a counterbalance set up for lowering the house to the ground should you ever need to do so.
The house can also be mounted on the gable end of a building, but you will still need to supply the post support.
The Controller is also effective on sparrows. It is also known as a repeating nest box trap.
The S & S Controller Ships in two boxes dimensional weight with oversized charges.
We also sell the plan book to build your own trap house. The plan book contains 17 pages with 32 pictures, instructions, material lists, cutting lists, and complete plans to build your own S & S Controller.
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