Animal Advice



Armadillos are known for their unique armored shell. Armadillos are prolific diggers and use their sharp claws for digging dens and for food such as grubs.

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Beavers are known as the engineers of the animal kingdom and can live up to 25 years in the wild. Their expertly constructed dams can lead to the flooding of homes, roads and crops. 

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There are approximately 10,000 different bird species in the world and several species may even be taking up residence in your yard right now. 

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Stray or feral cats are a problem in the US. It is claimed that feral cats contribute to the death of songbirds & other endangered birds, estimating loss at 100 million a year due to predation.

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Chipmunks are cute little members of the rodent family. They are usually inoffensive yet can become a nuisance. Chipmunks can ruin landscapes by digging holes around your lawn and gardens.

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Love watching deer? They are beautiful animals, but can cause damage by feeding on plants and rubbing antlers against trees. Your home could become the major source of food for these critters.

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Stray dogs can cause havoc on your property by digging in flower beds & defecating on lawns. Dogs can be destructive, as well as put your family and pets at risk for disease and injury. 

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Foxes can be destructive as they often cause property damage when searching for food. They prey on chickens, destroy gardens and raid garbage cans in search of a meal. 

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Gophers are diggers that can cause problems for homeowners. They excavate underground tunnels & burrows using their claws and teeth, which can lead to extreme property damage. 

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Groundhogs can remove 700 pounds of soil to complete a 20 to 25-foot-long burrow with multiple chambers which pose a serious threat to agricultural and residential developments.

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Moles are destructive diggers that dig burrows and tunnels that create headaches for homeowners. Moles have hand-like claws, allowing them to easily cause damage to your lawn. 

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Mosquitoes choose humans as their food source and in return leave an itchy, red welt. They can make outdoor living miserable. People strive to eliminate these biting, disease-carrying pests. 

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Mice can carry a variety of diseases transmissible to humans. A real problem with the infestation of mice is the Hantavirus which threatens in the arid southwestern part of the country.

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Muskrats live in wetlands and are very good swimmers, using their tail for propulsion in the water. Extensive burrow systems are dug in the ground adjacent to the water with an underwater entrance.

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Opossums are omnivores with a very broad range of diet. Their unspecialized biology, flexible diet and reproductive strategy make them successful colonizers and survivors in unsettled times.

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These little critters can do considerable damage to flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs any time of the year, especially in places such as suburban yards, rural fields and tree plantations.

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Raccoons are high on the list of animals to destroy vegetable gardens. If you do not have a garden, then perhaps raccoons may find their way to your trash cans, curbside garbage or bird feeders.

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Food contamination by urine & feces is one of the problems humans face with rats. Rats contaminate huge amounts of produce each year & have been known to contaminate food such as popcorn.

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Shrews are rodents that look like mice except for a  long, pointed snout. Shrews can damage property by gnawing on roots, trees, & contaminating outdoor food sources with feces and urine. 

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Skunks are more benefit than folks think. They eat insects that cause damage to your lawn and garden. Problems arise when they make homes in and around your home and when they spray.

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Most people aren't thrilled when they find a snake lurking in their yard or garden. While most snakes do not pose a threat to humans, there are venomous species that contain poison.

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Squirrels can become an issue on birdfeeders. Havahart® brings you many tips to help control these critters and offers a variety of repellents and traps that are both humane & effective.

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Voles, also known as meadow mice, are often mistaken for the typical house mouse. Gray in color, the most notable difference is the vole's much shorter tail.

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Weasels are relatively small mammals that can create headaches for homeowners. Once weasels target a food source, they tend to stay in that area to satisfy their hunger. 

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