When rodents and birds are present in a given neighborhood, they will often scavenge properties for food and shelter. If a house has open nooks and crannies, these creatures are highly tempted to enter. This is particularly true during the colder months of the year.
Identifying the Invader
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There are 35 species of garter snakes. These snakes are easily identified by their slim bodies that feature body-long stripes. These stripes come in a number of colors, including red, gray, orange, yellow, and green. It’s also not unheard of to find a garter snake with turquoise stripes. The …
Clear Away Hiding Places
The best way to get rid of squirrels, rabbits, groundhogs, and other yard crashers is to make your backyard an uninviting environment. Follow the steps below to eliminate breeding and nesting areas that these critters seek out.
Remove brush, lawn debris, and wood piles
Have you ever woken in the morning and come to find your trash cans are knocked over and garbage is strewn all over your front yard? If this has happened to you, a raccoon is most likely the culprit.
Raccoons are very intelligent, curious, and dexterous animals. This means they …
- October 26, 2015
- All About Animals, Animal Repelling, How to Get Rid Of, Raccoons
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Main Attraction: Raccoons are omnivores, meaning that they eat all kinds of plants as well as animals. They’re accurately known as marauders of sweet corn patches, but they also commonly feast on melons, berries, grapes, and a variety of other garden vegetables.
Damage: The most recognizable …
- October 5, 2015
- All About Animals, How to Get Rid Of, Protect Your Yard & Garden
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How Mosquitoes Find You
You may have heard that certain blood types, foods or drinks attract mosquitoes to you. Or maybe you’ve heard that mosquitoes prefer blondes over brunettes. While you may have the bites to prove it, none of these myths really explain why mosquitoes bite humans.
- September 22, 2015
- All About Animals, Animal Species Facts, How to Get Rid Of, Repelling 101
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You’ve come across a snake in your garden, woodpile, or anywhere else around your home, so the first question you need to get answered is whether it’s poisonous. The second question—regardless of the answer to the first—is how to get it to go away. Good news: You don’t have …
As an animal control professional, I get an amazing number of calls from people looking to get rid of raccoons in garage areas. Skunks, possums, squirrels and even chipmunks also seem to have a knack for finding their way into garages in search of food, shelter or a nesting place …
Over the course of 25 years of gardening, I’ve had many encounters with troublesome raccoons that mistakenly believe they have the right to steal the vegetables I’ve worked so hard to grow. I’ve even had to deal with masked bandits toppling over my trashcans a time or two. But I …
It seems that just about everyone has to deal with a mouse problem sooner or later. Mice are particularly pesky animals that like to take residence inside a home, and they stubbornly refuse to pay even a nickel in rent! While wild mice generally only live up to three months, …