Over the years I have used many unique items
I have discovered, and Tobacco stems ranks up there as on of the
best discoveries. Its well known to pigeon breeders who use them
in the nest of pigeons as a natural repellant for mites and insects.
So I tried them years ago in my finch nest and sure enough they
keep the nest boxes completely free of any type of insect, ants,
and ofcourse mites as well, These are the midrib of tobacco leaves.
The tobacoo industry removed the soft part of the leaf for cigars
etc. but does not use the midbrib of the leaf. Waste not want
not the pigeon industry utilizes these "stems" and they
work very well
I am offering one pound
of TOBACCO STEMS shipped in a flat rate envelop by priority mail
for the price of $11.50 The photo below show exactly what a pound
looks like and its A LOT OF STEMS. Shown next to a standard pair
of scissors so you can see the size of the "stems" they
are about 12 inches long and I cut them up in to smaller pieces
and put them in the bottom of my finch and dove nest boxes below
the nesting material.