Mice can cause great frustration, especially when they are in your home. From mouse droppings on the counter to chewed food packages in your cupboards, finding the best way to get these pests out of your home can be crucial. One option is the dCON Reusable Ultra Set Covered Mouse Snap Trap. We inspected this trap in our dCON mouse trap review. What Is the dCON Mouse Trap? The dCON Reusable Ultra Set Covered Mouse Snap Trap is a snapping … [Read more...]
Do You Have Snakes in the Basement?
Basements are usually thought of as the least pleasant area of a house—for humans. But not so in the eyes of a snake, and that’s partly why you may have snakes in the basement. Impacted by habitat loss and attracted to suburban yards by the many prey animals feasting on pet food left outside, spilled birdseed, and unsecured trash, snakes naturally begin looking for nearby shelter, and often find ways into basements. Finding a snake in your … [Read more...]
Chipmunk vs Squirrel: What Are Their Differences?
If you live in Europe or the Americas, you have probably encountered a tiny, fuzzy creature scurrying around looking for nuts. Some people find them adorable, and other people see them as pests that eat all the food left out for prettier birds. But how do you know if you're looking at a chipmunk or a squirrel? In chipmunk vs squirrel, how can you distinguish one from the other?Squirrels and chipmunks are related animals, but they are not … [Read more...]
The Best Mosquito Traps To Keep Those Pesky Insects Away
Image from Amazon There's a lot to love about summer, from the long warm days to the natural beauty of the beach; but anyone who's spent a lot of time outside during the season knows there's one big drawback: the bug bites. Swarming insects can turn a nice day outside into an itchy, frustrating mess that sends even the most enthusiastic outdoorsman searching for cover—and lotions only do so much. The good news is, mosquito traps are getting more … [Read more...]
Where Do Flying Squirrels Live? 5 Interesting Facts
Image via flickrFlying squirrels are amazing mammals that actually don't fly. They glide. But they can glide for long stretches. We rarely see these nocturnal creatures unless we know where to look for them. The 43 species of flying squirrel come in an impressive range of sizes, colors and locations. Learning where flying squirrels live is an important step in understanding these fascinating creatures. Except for their name, flying squirrels bear … [Read more...]
How to Get Rid of Starlings
If you want to know how to get rid of starlings, you are not alone. These cacophonous birds are considered pests in many parts of the country. The common starling is not native to the United States. The European starling, which is its other name, was brought to New York in the year 1890 by a misguided group. The American Acclimation Society was an organization with a mission to integrate European wildlife into America for cultural … [Read more...]
Try These Amazing Tricks for Bird Nest Prevention
If you are dealing with pesky birds such as common starlings or swallows, consider bird nest prevention as a way to mitigate the problem. Both European (or common starlings) and swallows can cause problems for home owners, businesses, and farms for various reasons. Common starlings make a racket, eat up crops, and leave tons of waste behind. Swallows aren’t as annoyingly noisy as starlings, but they damage properties with their mud nests. A … [Read more...]
Getting a New Pet Rabbit? It Will Need a Rabbit Nest
Rabbits can make great pets. They are fluffy and conjure up more cuteness than any one animal has a right to. If you are considering buying a rabbit as a pet, you will need to plan ahead to determine where you will house your rabbit. You should have your rabbit housing set up first before you bring the rabbit home. This is doubly important if you have other pets in the home. Rabbits can actually get along with cats and dogs after an … [Read more...]
We All Love Cute Baby Bunnies. Why?
Cute baby bunnies can elicit some cooing and “aaaahing” among men and women alike. What is it about cute bunny pictures that makes us feel warm and fuzzy? Well, according to some scientists, humans are hard-wired to find cute things, well, cute. Apparently, it’s a survival mechanism. In order for the species to propagate, we need to protect our young, specifically, our babies. For whatever the reason, humans also tend to feel protective … [Read more...]
The Difference Between a Baby Rabbit and Hare
In modern English, we often use the terms rabbit, bunny, and hare interchangeably. However, technically, a bunny is a baby rabbit, and a hare is not quite the same thing as a rabbit. In fact, hares are a different species entirely from rabbits. Both rabbits and hares come from the same general animal family, but they are about as closely related as a sheep is to a goat. Hares: Hermaphrodites or Something Else? Hares and rabbits share many … [Read more...]
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