Animals & Wildlife

Window squeegee and dog on carpet.

Easy Way to Remove Pet Hair from Carpet

Watch this video to find out how to use the rubber blade on a window squeegee to make removing pet hair from carpet fast and easy.

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Overgrown yard full of prime tick habitat.

How to Prevent Tick Bites and Control Ticks in Your Yard

While spring brings sunshine and warm weather, it also brings ticks. When the weather heats up and outdoor activity increases, so do tick bites. Ticks carry and transmit diseases, like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Read on for tips on how to avoid tick bites and control ticks in your yard.

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Bluebird keeping watch on a fence post in the evening.

Attracting Bluebirds to Your Yard with Nesting Boxes

For a real treat in your yard or garden this year, try putting up a bluebird house. These gorgeous birds are so sweet and charming, swooping from tree to post to guard their nests and see what you’re up to. And if their stunning beauty weren’t enough, they’re also great for natural summer insect control! Read on to find out more.

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Raccoon climbing onto a porch.

How to Protect Your Home from Raccoon Damage

The arrival of spring melts snow, grows flowers, warms the weather, and brings baby animals – including raccoons. You might find adult raccoons and their young cute . . . until they move from their natural home into yours! Read on to find out more.

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Danny Lipford on porch with dog.

Pet Home and Yard Improvement Projects for Dogs and Cats

Find out how to make your home and yard more pet friendly for your dog or cat, from keeping pets safe to preventing pet damage to your home. Watch this video to find out more.

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Garden plot with scarecrows and rubber owls.

Scarecrows in the Garden

As long as there have been farmers, there have been birds trying to eat their crops. And throughout the ages, farmers have tried to come up with ingenious ways to scare them off. But do scarecrows in your garden really work? Read on to find out.

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Slug eating leaf on plant

How To Control Slugs and Snails in Your Garden

If you’re wondering what’s been munching on the plants in your garden, there’s a good chance the culprits are slugs or snails. Read on to find out how to control these slimy garden pests.

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Ladybug or lady beetle

How To Use Predator Insects to Control Garden Pests

One of the best ways to control pests in your garden organically is through the use of beneficial predatory insects. Sometimes all you need to do is encourage the natural predators that already live in your yard; but you can also take steps to increase the population. Read on to find out more.

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