How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Yard

Seeing one rabbit in your yard is usually just the tip of the iceberg. In most cases, where there is one, there are many, many more. Even just one rabbit can be the difference between a perfectly pruned garden overflowing with vegetables and a garden that is in shreds featuring …

3 Words for Beating Cat Overpopulation: Trap, Neuter, Return

With complaints of both stray and feral populations causing a drain on a community’s finances, the option to institute a local TNR (Trap Neuter Return) program seems a wise one. This program offers benefits that will pay off in the long run. It not only fulfills a public need, it …

Catching a Marmot on the Tomten Farm

When a large marmot moved in on the Tomten Farm, a call for aid reached the ears of Havahart® employees, who wasted no time in offering a solution. After all, these ravenous rodents can hurt farmers severely by devouring or trampling the produce that is their livelihood.

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How to Release an Animal from a Live Trap

As you come out to find an animal trapped in your cage, you may breathe a sigh of relief that the worst is behind you, but then you realize that your job is far from over. You now have to remove it in a responsible and legally accepted manner. The …

How to Tell If Your Yard Is an Animal Attractant

Overturned trashcans … trampled gardens … upended birdfeeders … damage to plants or shrubs … holes dug into the lawn … these are just a few of the many signs that your property has become the target of an animal invasion. Each year, wild and stray domestic animals cause millions …

The Best Baits for Live Traps

Live traps make it easy to capture and get rid of groundhogs, skunks, and other unwelcome animals around your home without harming them. However, a live trap is only as effective as the bait you use. Here you can find out the best baits for common pests and the helpful …

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 …

The Top 10 Animal Trapping Tips From the Havahart® Community

Live animal trapping isn’t easy and it’s not something that most of us look forward to or enjoy. But when stray or wild animals pose a threat to our property, as well as the health and safety of our family, trapping can become an unavoidable reality. Here at Havahart®, we’re …

The Importance of Trap Placement

Effective use of animal traps requires more than simply opening the trap, throwing in some bait and hoping for the best. In my three decades in the animal control business, one of the biggest mistakes made by veteran and novice trappers alike is improper trap placement. The following tips can …

Traps or Repellents?

If you’re faced with an animal problem on your property, you have two humane critter control options available to you. You can use an all-natural repellent to drive the animals away. Another option is to use a live animal trap to capture the pest and relocate it to an area …

What to Do With Stray Cats

As a cat lover, it saddens me to know that there are so many homeless cats in the world. According to the ASPCA, there could be as many as 70 million stray cats in the United States. Stray cats can also be a nuisance, as they often raid trashcans and …

Mice vs. Rats

I get lots of calls from people who think they have a mouse problem in their home, when it turns out they actually have a rat infestation on their hands. In some cases, the opposite is true. What they believe to be rats turns out to be larger species of …

Why Humane Matters

Animal control is always a hot topic at the greenhouse where I work. Our customers are always asking for advice on how to get rid of pests such as rabbits, raccoons and squirrels that have invaded their yards and raided their gardens. They even ask for tips on how to …

How to Catch a Muskrat

If you don’t live near a body of water, you probably won’t have too many worries about muskrat damage. Muskrats are semiaquatic creatures that need access to a slow-moving or standing water source to survive and thrive. Most of the muskrat issues I’ve had to deal with over the years …

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 …

What’s a Vole?

Every gardener has to deal with nuisance pests such as rabbits, deer and raccoons at some point. While I’ve become an expert at spotting signs of wild animals over the years, such as chewed leaves, broken stems and droppings, I didn’t know what to think when I noticed what looked …

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 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 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 …

How to Trap Squirrels

Squirrels can drive you nuts! Whether they’re raiding your birdfeeders, wreaking havoc in your garden or getting into your trash, these nuisance critters are nothing but trouble. If you have a squirrel problem on your property, live trapping can help you get rid of these critters effectively and humanely.

I’ve …

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, …

How to Make a Trap for Animals: Why Building Your Own Trap Is Not Effective

How to make a beaver trap … how to make an opossum trap … how to make a vole trap … how to build an armadillo trap … how to make a chipmunk trap … in my line of work, people are constantly asking me how to make a trap …

Do You Need to Hide or Camouflage a Trap?

As an animal control professional, I often am asked questions like, “Do you need leaves for traps?” and “Do you need to hide a skunk trap?” Trapping nuisance animals such as skunks and groundhogs requires an effective trap that won’t harm the animal, such as the Havahart® Easy Set® Trap

What to Do When Your Nuisance Animal Won’t Go in a Trap

I’ve had a great deal of success in using Havahart® Easy Set® Traps to easily and humanely trap raccoons, skunks, rabbits, squirrels and other nuisance critters over the years, but even the best trapping devices won’t do you much good if the animal won’t go in the trap. In …

What to Do with a Trapped Skunk

It’s likely that the last thing you want is to look out your window and see a skunk patrolling your yard or garden, especially if you have a pet that spends time outdoors. Having been in the animal control business for more than 30 years, I’ve had my share of …

How to Trap a Cat Effectively

Usually when people think about nuisance animals, a cat isn’t necessarily the first critter that comes to mind. In my role as an animal control professional, however, I get a surprising number of calls from people asking for help dealing with a rogue cat that is digging up their garden, …

How to Trap a Rabbit Effectively and Humanely

How to trap a rabbit: it’s a problem I’ve had to deal with throughout my experience of over 30 years in the animal control business. As my profession is all about protecting animals and not harming them, it’s important that I know how to trap a rabbit.

Of course, it’s …

How to Trap a Groundhog

Groundhogs, which are also referred to as woodchucks, are known for their excellent digging and tunneling ability. When they burrow underneath your home, groundhogs can do some serious damage to its foundation. They’re also not shy about making a meal or two out of your strawberries, peas, pansies and other …

Is Animal Control a Part of Your Garden Maintenance Calendar?

A routine maintenance schedule can help you prevent damage and prolong the life of your home, car or household appliances, but have you ever thought about the need for setting up a garden maintenance schedule? Routine maintenance can ensure your fruits, plants and vegetables will continue to thrive.

A general …

Common Garden Pests Identification

It’s inevitable — wherever there are gardens, there will also be pests! Even well-tended gardens are likely to experience a pest problem at one time or another.

Pests can cause plenty of damage, from nibbling on your plants and vegetables to creating holes and tunnels all over your property. Identifying …

What to Do When You Find a Stray Dog or Cat

We’ve all come across a stray dog or cat at one time or another. The animal might be wandering alongside the road or, worse, in the middle of traffic. Sometimes a hungry, abandoned dog or cat might even show up at our back door in search of food. While your …

Health Risks for Animals Around Plants

Health Risks for Animals Around Plants

Those rabbits, squirrels and other critters that hang around your backyard can do much more damage than just eating your plants, flowers and vegetables. Some of these wild animals can potentially be carrying disease that could threaten your health, as well as that of …

Vacation Wildlife Observation Tips

As someone who makes his living working with animals and an unabashed animal lover, there’s nothing I find more enjoyable than packing up the family and heading to a national park for a fun and educational vacation experience. It’s a great way to experience wildlife, such as bears, buffaloes, wolves …

Giving Back: Organizations That Help Stray and Wild Animals

The statistics regarding stray animals in the United States are alarming. According to the ASPCA, 5 to 7 million “companion” animals (primarily cats and dogs) enter animal shelters each year. Sadly, 3 to 4 million (roughly 60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats) end up being euthanized due …

How Weather Affects Animals in Your Yard

Unlike humans, animals don’t have the luxury of curling up with a good book next to the fireplace on a cold, rainy or snowy day. Although many animals are blessed with fur coats and other natural features that protect them from the elements, it doesn’t mean they enjoy being wet …

Found an Abandoned Baby Animal? Now What?

Over the course of more than three decades as an animal control professional, I’ve received countless calls about what appears to be a neglected or abandoned baby wild animal. In most cases, it turns out that the animal is not truly abandoned, but has been left alone by its mother …

How to Help Animals after a Disaster like Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many people have returned to homes devastated by floods, extreme wind and rain, and power outages. As people evacuated, the primary concern was keeping their families safe. Therefore, many in the danger zone had to make a tough decision—to try to bring the family …

Certifying Your Yard or Garden as a Wildlife Habitat

If you live in a rural or remote part of the country, your backyard is probably different from those found in an urban or suburban environment. For one thing, you’re probably closer to the habitats of many different types of wild animals that are eager to treat your property as …

Protecting Your Campsite from Wild Animals

There’s nothing like the great outdoors to provide a welcome refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A camping trip with your family is an excellent way to relax, unwind and bond with nature. However, an unwanted late night visit to your tent from a skunk, raccoon or …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Feeding Wild Animals

Remember how much fun it was to go to the neighborhood park to feed the squirrels or pigeons when you were a kid, or to feed the animals at a petting zoo if the rules allowed? And if you’re a parent, there’s nothing better than to see the expression of …

The Benefits of Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Return TNR Programs vs. Euthanasia

Feral and stray cats are the greatest source of cat overpopulation in the United States. A large percentage of feral cats are euthanized each year and governments are trying to implement “catch and kill” programs to decrease the cat population. Feral cats deserve to be treated humanely and be given …

Best Ways to Protect your Pets from Wild Animals and Strays

If your pets are anything like mine, they love being outside. Even a relatively small yard can seem like the world’s biggest playground for your dogs or cats, as it gives them the opportunity to follow their powerful instinct to roam and explore.

But the outdoors also poses a variety …

Don’t Let a Rogue Rabbit Ruin Your Garden

You only have to spend about five minutes with my mom to realize that this is one lady who loves her garden. She can recite chapter and verse on the latest gardening techniques, and whenever you do a favor for her, she sometimes responds with “Thank you very mulch!” I’m …

The Gardener and the Rabbit

A place where I worked as a data entry clerk had a house nearby with a garden. It has been 20 years since I’ve worked there; I was laid off because our office was closing. There was work to be done, of course, but there were good times, which turned …

The Eccentric Life and Times of Frank the Cat

Any cat owner is sure to tell you that felines march to the beat of their own drummer. Over time, they develop their own unique set of quirks that can only leave their owners to scratch their heads and say to themselves, “What in the world is going on inside …

Why You Should Adopt Pets from Rescues and Shelters

I’m a cat lover. I grew up with cats and there’s never been a time in my life when I haven’t had one. When my husband and I got married, we adopted a kitten from a horse farm.

Jack was our first fur child. He’s all black with beautiful green …

The Hunting Expertise of the Domestic Cat

Cats are renowned for their expert hunting skills. From the time they’re kittens, they perform their instinctive stalking ritual of slowly creeping up on their prey and waiting until the precise moment to strike. It doesn’t matter much whether the object is a living thing or a crumpled piece of …

How a Havahart Trap Saved me Thousands

I just had to write Havahart to say how satisfied I am with my model 1025 trap and its ability to prevent chipmunk damage.

This spring I had noticed a small hole dug at the base of our above ground swimming pool. I tried to fill it in, but it …

Abandoned Kittens Become Part of Our Family

The weather was warm for an April morning, so I opened my bedroom window. I heard a mewing sound, but couldn’t identify its source. I thought little of the sound and went on with my day. As I lay down to go to sleep that evening, I continued to hear …

Can you Have a Snake as a Pet? The Curious Case of Jethro the Snake

Can you have a snake as a pet? Dave sure thinks so!

My friend Dave’s taste in pets has always leaned toward the unusual. When we were kids, while most of us were bugging our parents to get a puppy, kitten, or even a hamster (“Yes Dad, I promise I’ll …

Reclaim your Flowerbed with Plants that Deter Cats

What do you get when you combine a cat and your flowerbed? As you’re probably already well aware, it’s not pretty. Cats don’t care how delicate your flowers are. They don’t care about how much effort you’ve put into your garden. They see a giant litter box, full of toys …

The Long Impact of a Pet’s Short Life

Growing up, I’d been an all-around animal lover, but my family had only ever had a dog, a cat, and a fish. The idea of having anything less conventional than that had never crossed my mind. But among the other attractions at the pumpkin farm I visited, there was a …

The Drooling Possum on the Porch

My mom had a monster-sized coon at her cat food bowl in rural Alabama a few years ago. She lived close to a pond, and they apparently had been invading the area for years.

I proceeded to catch thirteen raccoons (and a couple of possums) over the next few weeks! …

The Displaced Coyote

There are many animals that have been displaced by the incursion of humans into their natural territory. Unfortunately this often causes situations where animals that were pushed out of their natural habitats will continue to share that habitat with humans. Many is the homeowner who has complained of possums tearing …

They Caught It…Finally!

Something kept getting into my neighbor’s trash. Then, it got under their house and messed up all the duct work for their heating and air conditioning, which ended up costing them a lot to get fixed.

We all thought it was a raccoon but after setting up a small animal

How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden?

Rabbits are cute. There’s no denying it. I see them around my yard all the time. My wife and I have even named one of them. Herman is tan and gray and likes to hang out in our back yard. We think he’s adorable.

Then again, we haven’t planted a …

Goodbye to Nasty Smelly Pests: How to Repel Skunks

Here’s something you might not know about skunks: their scientific name “mephitis mephitis” comes from the Roman goddess of poisonous vapors and literally means “bad odor bad odor,” as if to indicate “double trouble.” Plus, skunks can deliver the double-whammy of nasty smell combined with digging up your yard and …

Police Station Kittens

A beautiful long-haired black cat was seen hanging around the parking lot behind the police station in a rough part of my town, in danger of being run over by police cars or fire trucks. It was soon discovered that she’d recently had kittens down inside inaccessible brick storage well.…

Half a Million Ferals

No, we’re not talking about some strange currency. You might recognize that number – it’s the number of cats that one female and her offspring can produce in seven years. Multiple that by 55, and you have a serious issue. Our group, Holly’s Place, does a lot of TNR, or …

An Armadillo’s Reign of Destruction

Last year we had an armadillo that was causing a large amount of damage in the yard over our septic field. Every morning, we’d wake up to more and more holes all over our yard. At first we tried a lot of homespun remedies that yielded absolutely no results other …

The Skunk Who Loved Hot Dogs and Cheese

I have been trapping for a few years now. The funniest story I can remember was when we had a critter that was disturbing our “animal grave yard”. This critter was digging a hole where the pets were buried nightly. We had done everything possible to dissuade it so we …

Ridding the Neighborhood of Feral Cat Violence

My parents have a couple of pet cats who they like to let outside. Sometimes feral cats come by and pick fights with their gentle pets. They would hear some howling and sometimes their cats had scratches on their heads and faces. It was very sad to see their cute …

From One Cucumber to a Full Crop

Two years ago, our son asked me if I could help him build a garden. My wife has gardening experience but in a completely different climate, so my son and I started reading up on how to go about building and then growing his garden. We put literally hundreds of …

How to Get Rid of Skunks…For Good!

Having skunks around your home can present a number of health and safety hazards. Aside from the threat of being sprayed with their noxious musk, skunks are also known carriers of rabies and other diseases that can harm your family or pets. Skunks will also tear open trash bags and …

Havahart® Live Traps to the Rescue in Joplin, Missouri

I am posting this on behalf of the Joplin Humane Society in Joplin MO. You see, the people of Joplin are very busy saving the lives of the animals. It has been devastating reading and watching the pain and suffering in Joplin MO since the terrible Tornado laid its path …

How to Rabbit Proof A Garden

Rabbit-proofing your garden is key if you want your garden to be successful. Rabbits have a voracious appetite and can quickly destroy all your hard work. Fencing alone is usually not enough for keeping rabbits out of your garden. Your best bet is using a combination of exclusion methods and…

A Havahart® Trap Saved My Home From Rats!

We live in a barn. Literally. And that barn, with our house built into the loft, sits in the middle of the swamps of South Louisiana. We are wonderfully rural, and as such, we are accustomed to seeing all manner of wildlife downstairs. I’ve had snakes in my washing machine,…

We are Giving Back!

As advocates for the humane treatment of animals, we have launched an initiative with the non-profit organization American Humane Association. American Humane Association is a national leader in identifying and preventing the causes of child and animal abuse and neglect.

We’re using our Facebook page, which has seen significant growth …

Ready, Set, Trap! Tips to Remember Before Setting Your Live Trap

It’s important to properly prepare before using your live trap. Follow these animal trapping techniques and tips to get the best results and to keep both you and the animal safe. Using an effective trap such as the Havahart® Easy Set® Trap can also make a big difference in your …

How to Get Rid of Beavers and Beaver Trapping Tips

Beavers can cause a lot of problems when they start killing trees and flooding riverbanks near your home. Primarily nocturnal animals, beavers do most of their feeding (and working) during the night. It’s no surprise that beavers like to feed on bark, twigs and leaves. Since their teeth never stop …

How to Get Rid of Chipmunks and Tips for Trapping Chipmunks

At first glance, chipmunks appear to be cute, harmless little critters. What isn’t quite as endearing is the amount of destruction these squirrel-like rodents can create. While you might think of chipmunks as feasting on nuts, berries, seeds and grains, they also take great pleasure in digging for roots and …

How to Trap a Skunk

I know first-hand the consequences when a pet comes face to face with a skunk. One fateful night I let my dog out in the backyard to do his business. I watched him, as I always did, to make sure he wouldn’t wander into the neighbor’s yard.

On this particular …

Cat Spraying Deterrent

My mother-in-law had a cat named Happy. It was black with a tuft of white fur under its chin. He was an outdoor cat who mostly hung in their garage and at the neighbors across the street who offered him cat food.

Being allergic to cats, my mother-in-law would only …

The Best Rabbit Bait and Trapping Tips

How to Trap Wild Rabbits Successfully

If you have a rabbit problem in your yard, you could enlist the services of that noted rabbit hunter, Elmer Fudd. Unfortunately, Mr. Fudd’s methods of disposing of rabbits are less than humane, although given his poor track record with Bugs Bunny, it seems …

Critters Feasting on Your Garden?

Last year, I fell in love with gardening. It was the first year I had the chance to plant a garden and – if you ask anyone who saw it – I may have gone a touch overboard on the planting, but the harvest was unbelievable.

Along with all those …

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, …

How to Get Raccoons & Other Animals Out of Your House: Are You Inviting Unwanted Animals Without Knowing?

Why do you have unwanted animals on your property? There are many things homeowners do that may be invitations to unwanted animals, such as keeping pet dishes outside. It may seem obvious, but taking your pet’s food and water dishes inside can prevent hungry animals, including stray cats and dogs, …

How to Deter Stray Cats

Stray and feral cats are a growing problem in the United States. In fact, the Feral Cat Coalition has estimated more than 60 million stray cats exist. The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects an additional 5 million domestic cats are abandoned annually. That’s a lot of cats! Not only is …

You’ve Got it Trapped…Now What?

So you’ve bought some live traps and have successfully caught your first critter!

…Now what?

It can be surprising when you discover your live trap worked and has an animal inside it. Knowing how to relocate the animal successfully is essential for the safety of you and the animal you …

What’s that Digging in My Garden?

When critters are digging in your garden, they make it very obvious. However, if you can’t catch a glimpse of the animal, knowing exactly what’s causing the destruction may not be as obvious. By identifying the perpetrator, you’ll know what kind of repellent to use, such as rabbit repellent or …

How to Get Rid of Raccoons

How to Get Rid of Raccoons

Throughout North America, raccoons are one of the most bothersome animals in suburban and country homes, and now even in city dwellings. From destroying your vegetable gardens to raiding trashcans, these critters are extremely adaptable in their destructive behavior. If you have ever seen …

Getting Rid of Groundhogs in Your Yard

Groundhog Day is a quirky, fun event that takes place every February 2. But there’s nothing fun about having these pesky, burrowing rodents on your property. Although groundhogs, a.k.a. “woodchucks,” may not actually chuck wood, they can remove 700 pounds of soil to construct a 20- to 25-foot-long burrow with …

How to Trap a Fox

Sly … clever … cunning … these are all commonly used adjectives to describe the fox, and with good reason. Foxes are known for their “street smarts,” and they have learned to adapt quite nicely to humans invading their turf. They feed on a variety of foods, including carrion, rodents, …

How to Get Rid of Cats

I am – and have always been – a cat lover. I have two cats named Jupiter and Tora. What I don’t love is looking out my back patio to see stray cats, especially when they look unhealthy. Even though my inside cats rarely go outside, it happens and the …

Get Rid of Opossums and Tips for Opossum Trapping

Have you ever heard the phrase “playing possum?” This actually originates from the tendency of the opossum (or simply “possum”) to involuntarily play dead when startled or threatened.

Opossums are marsupials; in fact, they’re the only marsupials residing in North America. While they like to create dens in hollow trees …

How to Keep Skunks Away

An encounter with an angry or frightened skunk can be, well, memorable, and not in a good way. A skunk’s smelly spray has been known to stop even bears in their tracks, and the pungent aroma can be detected by humans up to a mile away. Skunk spray is actually …

Effective Cat Deterrents for Gardens

 

Cats in my garden are driving me crazy!” “Those cats are leaving poop in the grass!” “Feral cats are ruining my flower beds!” Sound familiar? If you’ve found yourself shouting expletives at the cat destruction you’ve discovered on your property, it’s high time you find out how to …

How to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden: Natural Cat Deterrents for Gardens

I’m a cat lover-I have nothing against cats. Still, stray cats, as down-on-their-luck and sweet as they may be, cause problems. Seeing cats destroying my hard work is always disturbing, and it makes me want to know the best methods for how to keep cats out of a garden. …

What is that sound in the kitchen?

The cat is suddenly sitting up next to me quite alert.  The cat begins to quiver.  The sound in the kitchen gets louder.  Scratching.  Some kind of whining.

I walk out cautiously.

It is a squirrel.  I run back into  my office and grab the cat and bring her with …

A Home Owner’s Guide to Feral Cats

So what is a Feral Cat anyway? A Feral cat is either a pet cat that has been abandoned or run away… Or it’s the offspring of another feral cat. Either way, these felines live in the wild and are similar to pet cats. Some homeowners, have had troubles with …

A Squeaky Garage Surprise!

My two boys have made me pretty immune to the “treasures” I find around my house and garden! Snakes, crawfish, frogs . . . not for the faint of heart but definitely good for an adrenaline rush! So when I saw the fish tank tipped over on my garden work …

Squirrels are Determined Little Critters!

My squirrels are determined little critters.  The greedy rodents aren’t hungry and are quite chubby because I feed everything that comes into the yard.   My squirrels have squirrel feed tossed on the ground near the fence a couple times a week and two large trees sport wooden squirrel feeders with …

Skunk Relocation: How to Get Rid of a Skunk

I grew up in the Midwest with a lot of land and space around me. I remember sitting outside on summer evenings with my Grandparents as we watched a Momma skunk walk along the edge of pond in the field nearby. She walked grandly with her nose in the air …

This Raccoon Found An Open Door Policy

When it comes to determination and creativity in getting what they want, few species can top the raccoon. I’m an animal lover so when I saw a raccoon playing near my home with her young, I thought it was cute.

I wasn’t prepared for the raccoon in my garage though! …

Courage in the Face of Skunks: How to Catch a Skunk

I read a post on here a few weeks ago about a person who had a skunk in their trap and needed help. I wanted to share my recent experience about how to catch a skunk too…with the help of the Havahart® Feral Cat Rescue Kit.

First of all, …

Keeping Rabbits Out of Your Garden

I’ve decided that rabbits are nature’s most damaging force of all! Worse than frost or strong winds, those “cute” bunnies can mow down an entire row of beans in one night. And they just keep coming back!

Like me, you’ve probably tried lots of crazy rabbit-proof gardening methods to keep …

Skunk Removal and How to Repel Skunks

Okay I have a skunk in a Havahart trap model 1081, right now, how do I get it out?

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Keeping Score: How to Catch Squirrels with Peanut Butter

I put up a bird feeder this past winter and was delighted, not just by the birds that fed at the feeder, but at what I dubbed the” ground crew” – birds such as juncos and Bewick’s wrens that ate the seeds on the ground. Then the squirrels invaded and …

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When I look at this photo of tulips leaning towards the light, I think “Oh Happy Day!” When a little furry rabbit looks at this picture he says “Ummm..Lunch!” Do rabbits eat tulips? Yes, tulips are the tiramisu of the rabbit restaurant.

Rabbits Do Eat Tulips Like They’re Gourmet Treats!

WOO HOO!!!!!!! It’s gone!!!!!!!!!

After all the storms we had over the past couple months, apparently some roamers chewed through one of my vinyl siding vents over top of my garage. A week ago my neighbor pointed it out to me. I boarded up the vent immediately and the following morning when I went …

Live Trapping Unwanted Critters is Humane and Simple!

Whether you live in the heart of the city or out in the country, chances are you’ve been visited by an unwanted critter. Squirrels, raccoons, groundhogs, even stray cats like to the wander the neighborhood looking for treasures – especially those near your garden or in your garbage can. …

Stray Cats 101

I love my cat.  Here she is.

She is clean, nice and she talks quite a bit.  What she does not do is kill birds.  She would like to but I don’t give her the chance.

In our part of the country feral cats kill lots of birds.  Lots of …