When the hummingbirds and the swallows return, you know that Spring is in full swing and Summer is not far behind. When we first moved here and had swallow nests all over the eves of our home, I didn’t appreciate the mess they made! I soon learned that the fact we do not have nasty pests such as mosquitoes is because these are what they eat. Now we welcome them and have put up little shelves to catch their droppings. Keeps the decks, entry and windows cleaner . We clean them often and are happy for the delightful exterminators that call our home and Inn their home!