What to Do If You Hear an Animal in Your Wall

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

If you’re …

How to Get Rid of Garter Snakes

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 …

Keep Nuisance Animals Out: Prep Your Yard for the Spring

    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 Keep

The Best Ways to Keep Raccoons Away From Your Trash

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 …

How to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Yard

Hot Spot: Garden beds

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 …

Keep Your Yard Mosquito Free: Best Mosquito Control for Your Yard

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.

Very …

Identify and Get Rid of Poisonous Snakes in Your Yard

 

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 …

How to Get Rid of Wild Animals in Your Garage

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 …

How to Get Raccoons and Other Animals Out of Your Attic

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 …

Get Rid of Mice for Good

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, …