Animals & Wildlife

Squirrel hole gnawed in eave of house.

How to Keep Squirrels from Damaging Your Home

Squirrels can cause extensive damage to a house. Read on for some tips on how to prevent squirrel damage to your home.

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Carpenter bee flying

How to Deal with Carpenter Bees

Chances are you’ve been buzzed by carpenter bees when working outside your home, and you may also have the telltale holes in your wood where the bees build their nests.

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Irrigation system sprinkler

How to Keeps Rodents Out of an Irrigation Control Box

Beth asks, “How can we stop an animal from chewing the wires in our irrigation control box?”

Damage from critters can be a real problem in an irrigation control box. Read on for some tips on how to keep your irrigation system safe from pests.

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Baby chicks

Chick Season!

Ever been driving along, minding your own business when you see something so exciting you swerve off the road? You know, like a yard sale in a rich neighborhood, or a burning building, or the “Hot Doughnuts NOW” sign. Well, one of those exciting moments for me comes during the arrival of baby chicks. Read on to find out more.

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Molehill in a yard.

How to Deal with Moles in Your Yard

Moles can cause damage to lawns, but there are steps you can take to reduce the problem.

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Dog in yard

Dog-Proof Plants for Your Yard

Kim asks, “Are there any plants that are dog-proof? We have a large flower bed that keeps being killed by our dogs.”

While no plants are 100% dog-proof, read on for some suggestions and tips that can help.

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Vole in yard near plants

How to Deal with Voles (Field Mice) in Your Yard or Garden

Voles, a.k.a. field or meadow mice, are little brownish grayish rodents that can cause damage to your lawn or garden; including vanishing bulbs, gnawed bark, crippled roots, nibbled stems, and pathways in the lawn. Read on for some tips on how to control voles in your yard.

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Squirrel at bird feeder

How to Keep Squirrels Away from Your Bird Feeder

Few things are more frustrating than being continually outwitted by a squirrel on a mission to steal food from the bird feeder in your yard. While I can’t offer any guarantees, if you follow the tips below, you should be able to stop squirrels from raiding your bird feeder, so you can get back to bird watching. Read on to find out more.

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