Indoor Cats and House Plants – A Bad Mix

Contents:

Your Responsibility
Something Missing in Their Diet?
Poisonous Plants for Cats
Non-Fatal Plant Issues
How to Keep Cats Out of Plants
Suggestions for Pet Safe Plants

Whether our cats want to taste, hide in, knock over or go to the bathroom on our house plants, they should be kept …

How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell on Dogs

If you’re a dog owner, you know that your faithful companion’s instinct is to protect their turf at all times. Keeping intruders off your property is your dog’s top priority. But what happens when your dog faces a skunk and gets caught in its stinky crossfire? This is a situation …

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 …

5 Animals That Cause the Most Damage to Your Home

Soft and furry doesn’t always mean friendly and cuddly. When it comes to the health, comfort, and safety of your family and pets, the following creatures should be kept as far away as possible from your property. The last thing you want is to find these animals in the walls …

Tips from a Pro: Get Rid of Animals in Your Attic or Walls

We recently spoke with Luke Ferguson, a wildlife control expert from Florida Wildlife Busters, about how to get rid of animals in your attic or walls.  Here are Luke’s tips to help recognize when animals are in your attic, how to spot entry points and how to get rid …

What’s Lurking in My Yard?

In more than 25 years of gardening, I’ve discovered that when it comes to animal control, it’s important to “know your enemy!” Being familiar with the surrounding environment and unique features of your property, along with having an understanding of the types of critters that are attracted to these environments …

How to Assess the Damage

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a 30-year veteran of the animal control “wars,” it’s how to identify and assess the various types of destruction that can be caused by four-legged pests. They can be a constant source of headaches for property owners. Let’s take a closer look at …

The Dangers of Wild Animals

We’ve all heard those incredible stories about people who attempt to raise tigers or alligators in tiny city apartments or try to keep giant snakes as pets. Sadly, these stories usually don’t have a happy ending. While I don’t normally come across folks who own exotic animals, I have seen …

Intruder Alert

During my 30+ years in the animal control business, I’ve had to deal with just about every type of four-legged critter you can think of. People are always asking me for information about deer and how to get rid of them, as well as skunks, groundhogs, rabbits, raccoons, cats, dogs …

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 Trap Squirrels in the Attic

As a long-time gardener, I’ve become an expert at keeping squirrels out of my yard and garden by using effective, all-natural squirrel repellents. I must admit, however, that getting rid of squirrels in the attic was a brand-new experience for me!

I knew I needed to learn how to …

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 …

How to Stop Animals from Ruining Your Car

Keeping rodents and other animals out of car engines can be a challenge, especially during the winter months. Mice, rats, squirrels and even chipmunks may find your car’s warm engine to be an inviting place to seek refuge from the cold. Unfortunately, the rodents’ natural gnawing instincts can result in …

The Dangers of Mole and Groundhog Tunnels: Getting Rid of Animal Tunnels in the Yard

Have you noticed the presence of tunnels in lawn areas of your property? It could be a sign of potentially harmful mole or groundhog activity.

Moles and groundhogs are burrowing critters that build extensive tunnel networks that can eventually cause damage to crops and plants — and even the foundation …