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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 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…

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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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!